COVID-19 Drive-up Testing

Drive-up testing is now available at sites in Renton and Seattle for UW Medicine patients and first responders in our communities.

Drive-up testing is by appointment only. Preparation is required in advance of the visit. 

How to get a testing appointment

We require an evaluation of your symptoms prior to scheduling a testing appointment. To be evaluated, use the COVID-19 Virtual Assistant on this page, contact your UW Medicine provider by phone or eCare, or visit the UW Medicine Virtual Clinic.

If testing is needed, you will receive a scheduled appointment at one of the drive-up clinics or another UW Medicine location. More information, including directions, will be provided at that time.

What happens next

When you arrive at the drive-up clinic testing area, you will remain in your car. During the test, a healthcare provider will swab your nose.

Follow up information on how to obtain test results will be provided at the end of the visit.

Frequently asked questions


No, please do not leave your vehicle.  A healthcare provider will take your nose swab while you remain in your car. 


If possible, please drive yourself to maintain good social distancing. However, this is not required. You may still get tested if you’re the passenger instead of the driver. Multiple people who need testing may drive together.


Yes, please bring identification so we can verify your identity. You do not need to show your insurance card or register your vehicle.


Wait times can vary, but it is typically under 10 minutes.


Turnaround time for COVID-19 testing varies. It may take one to two days to receive your test results, although test results may be available sooner. We recommend signing up for eCare, if you don't already have an account, to get your results more quickly.