CASPER, WYOMING (August 20, 2021) – To make COVID-19 testing convenient and accessible for everyone, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department reminds residents that tests are viable in cases of symptoms and exposure as well as required testing for travel and elective medical procedures.
“We’re still battling COVID and getting tested is one of the best ways to slow its spread,” Public Information Officer Hailey Bloom said. “We’re making testing as convenient and accurate as possible for everyone in our community, whether you’re experiencing COVID symptoms, you’ve been exposed, or you’re required to have a test,” she said.
Bloom wants residents to note key differences between test types like costs, how long it takes to get results and scheduling procedures at the Casper-Natrona County Health Department, which are broken down here:
Note that rapid antigen tests are only for symptomatic individuals early in their illness. If a rapid antigen test comes back negative, a free PCR test will be administered.
If you need testing outside of regular business hours, Mesa Primary and Immediate Care offers tests seven days per week from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Sage Primary and Walk-In Clinic tests Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.
The CNCHD conducts COVID tests at its 475 S. Spruce Street location in the Yellowstone District. If you are experiencing COVID symptoms and need a test, please do not enter the clinic. Learn more at https://caspervcovid.com/.