How to get tested for COVID-19

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services goal is to completing 85,000 tests per week. To help in this effort here are some frequently asked questions:

  • Should I get tested?
  • Everyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested.
  • People who have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their doctor and ask to be tested.
  • You can also be tested at a community-testing site (below). Testing will be provided at no cost. Some locations may require a doctor’s note or appointment to receive a test.
  • Questions about whether or not you should get tested? Contact your doctor.
  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Repeated Shaking with Chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Sore Throat
    • New loss of taste or smell

Not everyone with COVID-19 has all of these symptoms. For many, symptoms are mild, with no fever. Some people may also experience fatigue, vomiting, or diarrhea. It is important to know that you can still spread the virus to others even if you have mild or no symptoms.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after contact with someone who has COVID-19.

  • Where can I get tested in my community?

The Forest County Potawatomi Community Health and Wellness Center is able to provide curbside testing Monday – Friday 8AM-4PM. Please call 715-478-4339 to speak with a nurse.