Updated October 20, 2021
Testing site at Latino Network will be closed on Saturday October 23
Knowing you have COVID-19 is important so you take care of yourself and prevent spreading the virus to others.
Community Testing Sites: Locations and hours
Who Should Get Tested
You should get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have recently been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, whether or not you’ve been vaccinated. Close contact means being within 6 feet of someone for 15 minutes or more over the course of a day, with or without a mask.
If you are getting tested because you had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, it’s best if you wait at least 3 – 5 days after you were together before taking a test. The test may not work if you get tested too soon. You should stay home and away from others while you wait. How long should you quarantine?
Where to Get Tested
At a Doctor's Office or Clinic
If you have a regular care provider, contact your doctor’s office or clinic to discuss whether you should be tested.
If you think you might have COVID-19, be sure to call before you visit a clinic and let them know. They will tell you next steps so you don’t get others sick at the facility.
If you don't have a doctor, call 211 for help finding a clinic. They can help you even if you don't have health insurance. You can also call the Health Department's Primary Care Clinics at 503-988-5558 to enroll as a new patient.
Multnomah County Community Testing Sites
- You don't need to be a Multnomah County patient or have health insurance.
- You can get testing regardless of your immigration status.
- We don’t share your information with law enforcement or immigration officials.
At Multnomah County Community Testing sites:
- Community sites use a rapid test that is most accurate within 7 days of the start of symptoms, or 3 – 5 days after being exposed to someone else.
- Testing is done by self-collected nose swab.
- Results will be given to you before you leave.
- Testing occurs outdoors at Multnomah County community testing sites, and there may be closures due to weather conditions. Please call in advance to confirm the testing site is open.
Call 503-988-8939 for an appointment at any of these sites or for more information.
Mid County Community Testing @ IRCO
10301 NE Glisan St. Portland [map]
Fridays, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Rockwood Community Testing @ Latino Network CLOSED Saturday October 23
312 SE 165th Ave. Gresham [map]
Saturdays, 9 am - 11 am
Download a Community Testing Flyer»
OHSU offers testing for all community members ages 2 months and older - with or without symptoms:
- Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive. Hours are Monday to Wednesday, 7:30 am - 7:30 pm, and Thursday to Friday, 7:30 am. - 5 pm. Schedule an appointment at the Expo Center
For other testing options at OHSU, visit the OHSU website or call 833-647-8222.
Other Testing Locations
This site finder, created by the Oregon Health Authority, lists locations including hospitals, state and county testing sites, private companies doing testing, and more.
Some of these sites will only accept patients within their hospital systems or with certain insurance.
At-home self-tests can be purchased online or at many local pharmacies, drug stores, or grocery stores. Read more about self-tests.
What to Expect
There are different kinds of COVID-19 tests. Some tests, including some molecular tests and PCR tests, involve a swab that goes in your nose quite far, so you may feel brief discomfort. Other tests, including many rapid or antigen tests, involve a swab just inside your nostril. Some of these you will perform yourself and then give the swab back to the clinic staff. If your child is getting tested you may be asked to help hold them. We encourage you to go first and show them it will be okay.
Getting Your Test Results
Depending on what type of test you get, your results may take only 15 - 30 minutes, or up to a few days. At Multnomah County testing sites, you will have your results in under 30 minutes. At other sites, you can call your provider or the location you were tested to ask for your test results.
If you have to wait a few days for your results, you should stay home and away from others during that time. This will help keep you from giving the virus to others if you have it. Once you get your results, you may need to isolate or quarantine. If you have any problem isolating or quarantining, there is help.
If you test negative - Follow any instructions from your provider. Even if you have tested negative, if you have been around someone with COVID, you may need to stay home away from others. Continue everyday measures to protect yourself and others.
If you test positive - Whether or not you have symptoms, please stay home and separate from others.