COVID-19 Testing

Getting Tested for Covid-19 in Black Hawk County

Testing for COVID-19 is an important tool to prevent the spread of the virus in the community.
If you receive a positive COVID result and need help managing your symptoms, please contact your health care provider.

The CDC recommends getting tested for COVID-19 if you:

  • Have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Have come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 should be tested to check for infection at least 5 days after they last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. The date of the last close contact is considered day 0.
  • For screening. (schools, workplaces, congregate settings)
  • Before travel.(Please consult destination of travel to determine testing requirements.)
  • When asked by a healthcare professional or public health official.

Testing Resources

BLACK HAWK COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH
Free Test Iowa test kits available in the lobby.
1407 Independence Avenue, Waterloo
Testing questions call:
319-292-2360
8:00 am–4:30 pm, Monday - Friday

MERCYONE
Testing Information
For MercyOne COVID-19 testing locations by region.

PEOPLES COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC
Testing Information
Pick up and Drop off site for Test Iowa At-Home PCR Test Kits
905 Franklin Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50703
(319) 874-3000
8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

UNITYPOINT HEALTH
Testing Information
For UnityPoint Health testing information and guidance.


REGIONAL PHARMACY INFORMATION

Home tests are available for purchase at local, regional, and national pharmacy locations.
If you receive a positive COVID result and need help managing your symptoms, please contact your health care provider.

CVS
Greenwood Pharmacy
HyVee
Walgreens
Walmart

Finding a Test

Find free Test Iowa pick up locations, as well as clinics, pharmacies and private labs offering rapid, PCR, and in-person COVID-19 testing in Iowa.
(Scroll down to see Test Iowa instruction video.)

Find a Testing Site

FREE Rapid Home COVID-19 Tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home rapid antigen COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.
If you have difficulty accessing the internet or need support call 1-800-232-0233 
(TTY 1-888-720-7489).

Order Yours Today!

At-home Testing with Test Iowa

Free PCR self-administered saliva test kits are available at multiple locations throughout the county. Follow the link below to find a location nearest you, or request a kit be mailed to you.


Test Kit Drop off:
  • Return completed/activated test kits to:
    People's Community Health Clinic
    905 Franklin Street, Waterloo
    Test kits dropped off by 1 pm, Monday - Friday will be transported to the lab the same day. Results are often received within 24 hours.
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