Do I Need to Be Tested for COVID19?

If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911 or report to your nearest emergency room.

The following signs, symptoms and factors may indicate recommended testing for COVID-19:

Signs and Symptoms – NEW or Recent:

  • Fever higher than 100.4
  • Chills, repeated shaking, headaches, or body aches
  • Cough or sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Exposure to a known COVID-19 positive person in the last 14 days

If you are experiencing any symptoms that you think may be related to COVID-19, contact your primary care provider.

If you do not have a primary care provider, visit to locate a testing site near you.

McLeod Urgent Care Centers in Florence and Darlington also provide testing for COVID-19. To schedule an appointment at these locations, visit

As of June 28, 2021 McLeod Health no longer requires universal testing for COVID-19 for pre-procedural patients or all hospital admission patients at our hospital locations system wide. With the reduced prevalence of COVID-19 diagnoses and increased vaccinations, these tests will only be required when it is determined to be medically necessary – when patients may have symptoms related to COVID-19. Patients will continue to be asked required screening questions for COVID-19.