COVID-19  Testing

We offer two types of molecular COVID-19 testing; PCR tests that are sent to the hospital lab, and the Abbott ID Now rapid COVID-19 test, with results within 15 minutes.

  • A telehealth visit may be scheduled with a doctor in order to determine which test will be best for your situation.

  • The PCR test usually requires a nasopharyngeal swab (into the back of the nose). The rapid test is a nasal swab (just inside the nostril, on both sides).

  • You may be scheduled for a drive-by test. When you arrive you will pull your car into the delivery parking lane just outside our office, by the back steps that are closest to the breezeway (see picture below). Call our office, and someone will come out to your car for the test.

  • We are required to complete a REALD form for each test to submit to the OHA along with the test result. It collects information on race, ethnicity, and disability. See sidebar for instructions.

  • Please have everyone in the car wear a mask. If you have a young child who needs a hug, you can remove them from the car seat and hold them in your lap.

  • After the test you may leave. We will call you with the result, and it will also be available on the portal.


Due to the high demand for testing, we do not have tests currently available

for travel or entertainment clearance.

3 ways you can complete

the REALD form

  1. Using this fillable form you can

    • download the pdf and attach it to a portal message,

    • or print it and bring it with you.

  2. Complete a portal message questionnaire.

    • Log in to the portal,​

    • choose Create Message,

    • and use the triangle drop-down to select "REALD Information Collection for COVID Test."

  3. Complete a paper form at your appointment. We are happy to do this for you, but having it ready before your appointment helps protect our staff from the wind and rain.

Get the COVID-19

AFTER You Get Tested Guide

  • Information on isolation and quarantine

  • Help knowing when to start and end each

  • Resources and services for those who have to isolate or quarantine

  • When/how to tell close contacts and employers

  • Contact information for regional public health help

  • Basic COVID-19 prevention information

Here are other places you can get a test.

OHSU has a COVID testing site at the Portland Expo Center, Mondays through Fridays. Appointments can be made online or by phone.

Use the OHA's COVID-19 Testing Locator. If your child needs a test for school, be sure to check which type of test they will accept.


For COVID-19 tests pull up to the entry closest to the hospital breezeway.