Get a free COVID-19 test, even if you only have mild symptoms

JACKSON, Wyo. — Thanks to the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, the Teton County Health Department is now able to offer FREE COVID-19 tests to those who are uninsured or under-insured, provided they are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.

Teton County has increased its testing capability and is now able to test significantly more people. Any individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, even just mild symptoms, are encouraged to get tested.

For those who do not have insurance or are under-insured: Call the Teton County Health Department at (307) 733-6401 to be screened for a free test. The Health Department will then provide you with a voucher to get a test from St. John’s Health or Emerg-a-care.

For those who have insurance (with a reasonable deductible): Call St. John’s Health at 307-739-4898, option 3 to be screened for a test or Emerg-a-care at (307) 733-8002 to get a test, which will likely be billed to your insurance, depending on your insurance.

By eliminating financial barriers, Teton County hopes to reach community testing goals in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community. The greater the number of people who get tested, the faster the health department will be able to lift restrictions.

The Teton County Health Department recognizes the economic and personal toll that COVID-19 has had on the community, and their goal is to reopen the economy as safely and quickly as possible.

Testing is currently available for individuals experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, chills, headache, loss of taste of smell or other flu-like symptoms. Even if you have only mild versions of any of these symptoms, you are still highly encouraged to get tested!

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