News Flash Home
The original item was published from 7/7/2020 3:37:56 PM to 7/8/2021 12:00:03 AM.

News Flash

Health - Public Health News

Posted on: July 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Whatcom County is expanding COVID-19 testing

Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) and Whatcom Unified Command (WUC) are partnering with Northwest Laboratory and the City of Bellingham to increase access to COVID-19 testing in Whatcom County. On Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, they will pilot a new, low-barrier, drive-through testing facility at the Civic Field Athletic Complex in Bellingham.

This testing facility will be able to serve residents with or without insurance, and you will not need a referral from your healthcare provider to be tested.

“Opening an additional, low-barrier, drive-through testing facility in Whatcom County will open up new capacity to test individuals for COVID-19,” said Whatcom County Health Department Director Erika Lautenbach. “This model will also make it easier for people to access testing without the need for a referral from their healthcare provider.” 

More details about the facility will be made available later this week.

Case counts are rising in our county and across the state, and increased access to testing allows us to better contain the virus and reduce the spread. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please get tested. Remember to do your part, and wash your hands, wear your mask, maintain six feet between yourself and others, and stay home when sick.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Health - Public Health News

March Pop-up Clinics

Posted on: February 28, 2023

February Pop-up Clinics

Posted on: January 30, 2023

January Pop-up Clinics

Posted on: December 29, 2022

December Pop-up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Posted on: November 28, 2022

November Pop-up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Posted on: October 31, 2022

October Pop-up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Posted on: October 3, 2022

Upcoming Free Septic Homeowner Trainings

Posted on: September 28, 2022

How to Report At-Home COVID-19 Test Results

Posted on: September 15, 2022

September Pop-up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Posted on: September 2, 2022

What We Know About BA.2

Posted on: March 29, 2022