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The next COVID-19 testing event will take place Thursday, July 9 starting at 10:00 a.m. at Fessenden Center located at 46830 NC-12, Buxton, NC 27920. Individuals can register for an appointment for the diagnostic test, the antibody test, or both. An appointment is required. This event is open to permanent residents of Dare County, ages 10 and older. To schedule an appointment, please call 252.475.5008. The call center is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Participants are required to send a photocopy of their government-issued identification card and insurance card prior to the event.


FAQs: Dare County Testing Event

Should I get tested?
Who can get tested?
Can I get tested if I don’t have an appointment?
Is this mass testing for residents, property owners, and visitors?
Do I need to bring anything with me?
Is this an antibody test?
Is this a drive-thru test?
Is there a cost associated with being tested? Will insurance cover testing? What if I don’t have health insurance?
How long do the results take & how do I receive them?
Can I bring others with me to my appointment?
Will my privacy be protected when participating?
I think I am sick with COVID-19, should I get tested at the mass testing event?

FAQs: Antibody Testing

What is COVID-19 antibody testing?
What would I get this test?
What is the cost?
Does insurance cover this?
What will the result tell me?
How is the test performed?
Does the test pose any risks?
Can I get this test if I am sick?
What is the difference between the antibody test and the diagnostic test?

FAQs: Testing in Dare County

Is COVID-19 testing being done in Dare County?
Does Dare County share the number of COVID-19 tests that have been reported to Dare County?
How many COVID-19 tests are available in Dare County?
If someone tests positive who is from out of the area will Dare County report the result if it is positive?
I think I need to be tested for COVID-19, what should I do?
Where can I be tested for COVID-19 in Dare County?
Why doesn’t the local health department provide testing?
What happens if I’m tested?
How does the health department monitor PUIs?
What does asymptomatic mean?
What are the plans for mass testing if it is needed?
What is the difference between diagnostic testing and antibody testing for COVID-19?
Are there any places that are conducting antibody testing in Dare County?