What’s It Like Getting Tested for COVID-19?

Published on June 12, 2020

What’s It Like Getting Tested for COVID-19?

Testing for COVID-19 involves inserting a 6-inch long swab (like a long Q-tip) into the cavity between the nose and mouth (nasopharyngeal swab) for 15 seconds and rotating it several times.

The swabbing is then repeated on the other side of the nose to make sure enough material is collected. The swab is then inserted into a container and sent to a lab for testing.

You can schedule a no-cost test by visiting covid19.sanantonio.gov or by calling 311 and selecting option 8.