Vaccination and Testing Requirements


Vaccination and Testing Requirements

UW Medicine require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test collected within the three days before the visit.

This requirement is for:

  • Inpatient visitors over the age of 12
  • People over the age of 18 coming with adult patients to clinic appointments

Patients do NOT have to show proof of vaccination or a negative test.

About the Vaccine Requirement

To qualify as being “fully vaccinated,” it must be at least 2 weeks AFTER you received:

  • Your 2nd dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or 
  • 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Vaccine boosters are strongly recommended, but not required.

If you were vaccinated outside of the United States, you are fully vaccinated two weeks after completing your primary series of any vaccine approved by the World Health Organization.

Proof of vaccination may include:

Vaccine card

Vaccination card

Vaccine card on phone

Photo of vaccination card (front and back)

Vaccine card website

Digital record from, or electronic health record

Vaccine card on website

Printed record from, or healthcare provider

COVID test results

About the testing requirement

All COVID-19 tests except antibody blood tests will be allowed. Proof of a negative test may be paper or electronic and must include:

  • Name of the person tested
  • Type of test performed
  • Test result
  • Date of collection (the test must be collected within 3 days before the visit)

How to Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccination Sites

UW Medicine has vaccination sites at UWMC-Northwest, UWMC-Montlake, Harborview Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, and the UW Medicine North King County Vaccination Clinic in Shoreline. Please visit for walk-in options and check hours before arriving.

UW Medicine is also offering vaccines in more than 20 outpatient clinics in King County, including all primary care clinics and select specialty clinics. You must have an appointment to get a vaccine at one of these clinics.

How to Schedule Your COVID-19 Test

Testing Sites Close to UW Medicine Hospitals

UW Medicine has testing sites at or near our 4 hospitals. You must have an appointment to be tested at these sites:

  • U-District Test Site, within walking distance of UWMC-Montlake
  • UWMC-Northwest
  • Aurora Test Site, close to UWMC-Northwest
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Valley Medical Center

Other Testing Site Information

  • For a current list of all UW Medicine Lab Medicine test sites and walk-in options, visit
  • These sites cannot guarantee that you can be tested on the same day that you call.
  • These sites do not offer rapid testing. It may be 48 hours before you get your results.

Home Tests

The testing sites listed above use the most sensitive tests for current COVID-19 infection, but we accept all COVID-19 tests except antibody blood tests. To learn about where to get at-home rapid tests and how to be reimbursed through insurance, visit

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