With the return to school, sports, daycare and camps, we know there can be uncertainty in how and when to get a COVID-19 test for your child. Whether your child needs a COVID-19 test for daycare, school, a sports program, or exposure to COVID-19, a valid provider’s order is required to schedule a COVID-19 test.
Here are a few options for acquiring a provider’s order:
Note: Spectrum Health emergency departments are not able to provide outpatient COVID-19 testing for those who are without symptoms and want to be screened and tested without seeing a physician.
Visit our screening and testing page for more information on getting a COVID-19 test.
We do recommend you call your provider and let them know that your child tested positive.
If your child develops symptoms that require medical care including difficulty breathing, inability to take fluids or symptoms that concern you, contact your child’s pediatrician. If you feel your child has a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.
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