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:

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

The symptoms of COVID-19 may change with new variants. Visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date list of signs and symptoms.

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

If seeking a COVID-19 test at a McLeod Health Emergency Department, please be advised that emergency department fees will apply. To find a FREE COVID-19 testing site near you, visit