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Consumer Driven Option member resources: Who should be tested for COVID-19

A viral test can determine if you have a current COVID-19 infection. However, not everyone needs to be tested. Many people with COVID-19 have a mild illness and can recover at home without medical care.

Testing for COVID-19

Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19. A viral test tells you if you are currently infected. An antibody test tells you if you had a previous infection. Health experts don’t yet know if having antibodies to the virus can protect someone from becoming infected again or how long protection might last.

Who should be tested

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your primary care doctor. Your state or local health department may also provide information on testing. Testing supplies are increasing, but it may be difficult to get tested in some areas.

COVID-19 Testing

Treating someone at home

If you’re caring for someone at home with COVID-19—or caring for someone who has tested positive but is not showing symptoms—take steps to protect yourself and others.

  • Limit contact
  • Eat in separate areas
  • Avoid sharing personal items
  • Wear a cloth face cover and gloves
  • Clean your hands often
  • Clean and disinfect
  • Wash and dry laundry
  • Use lined trash cans
  • Track your own health
COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

COVID-19 Benefits for Consumer Driven Option Members

COVID-19 Prevention