COVID-19 testing is available throughout New Hanover County through local healthcare providers, pharmacies, and other organizations.
If you need a COVID-19 test, you can:
For additional information or resources:
If you have symptoms that could be COVID-19, you should test immediately.
If you have been around someone that tests positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms, you should start taking precautions like, wearing a face covering, and test 5 days after your exposure.
Certain high-risk environments may require a test as a screening process.
Consider testing before you are going to be around someone that is at high risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19.
COVID-19 symptoms may include:
COVID-19 testing is available throughout New Hanover County through local healthcare providers, pharmacies, and other organizations. Call the New Hanover County Pandemic Operations Call Center at 910-798-6800, or visit NCDHHS.gov/GetTested to enter your address and find the closest testing site near you.
If your COVID-19 test is negative
If you test positive for COVID-19 and do not have symptoms
If you test positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms
If you did not have symptoms, you can end isolation after day 5.
If you have symptoms, you can end isolation after at least 5 days and when you are fever free for 24 hours without medication and your symptoms are improving.
If you experienced moderate or severe illness, or have a weakened immune system, isolate for 10 days or until advised by your medical provider.
Wearing a face covering
After isolation, wear a well-fitting, high-quality face covering when indoors around others at home or in public through day 10 or until you have two negative antigen tests, 48 hours apart.
If you need a COVID-19 test, but do not have transportation to a testing location, Public Health will try and work with you to secure a COVID-19 test either through a provider or through Public Health. Call the Pandemic Operations Call Center for assistance: 910-798-6800.