Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing information

Screening tools | Testing locations | Test types | Test results | Home isolation


Screening tools

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or would like to be screened, the following tools are available to check your symptoms or connect with a caregiver. They will direct you to the most appropriate place for care.

If you’re having an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

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Testing locations and cost information

Respiratory Centers

COVID-19 testing (screening and tests for patients with symptoms) are available at the following HonorHealth respiratory centers:

You will not be charged for the test at the time it is administered. If you have health insurance, HonorHealth will bill your insurance. Your insurance will determine the amount you owe.

If you do not have health insurance, our billing department will work with you to determine the cost of getting tested.

Emergency Department

Please do not go to the emergency department for testing unless you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency. Emergency department visits will result in a charge for the emergency department as well as the charge for the test itself. Depending on your treatment, there may be additional charges.

Your insurance will determine what you will owe based on its policies concerning COVID-19 testing and emergency department visits.  If you do not have insurance, we offer prompt pay discounts and financial assistance (for qualified patients).

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Test types

There are two main types of tests currently available:

  • A PCR test is used to determine if someone is currently infected with COVID-19
  • A serology test (also known as an antibody test) is used to determine if someone has been infected with COVID-19 recently or in the past

PCR test

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

This list is not all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

If you are having life-threatening symptoms, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room.

Serology (antibody) test

HonorHealth is performing a limited number of antibody tests. At this time, the test must be ordered by your provider. We will update this page when antibody testing becomes more widely available.

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Getting your test results

If you had COVID-19 testing performed at an HonorHealth facility, please be advised that the results may take up to 7 days. Timing for test results is typically based on the severity of illness. We will call you with your results as soon as they are available. Please note that we cannot leave a message with your results.

You may also be able to review your results on MyChart. Please do not call the laboratory or the emergency department about your results.

MyChart Login

Please note that you must have an active MyChart account to access your results. Sign up for a MyChart account.

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    Home isolation guidelines

    Please follow these guidelines for home isolation from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

    1) If you have symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19, you should:

    • Remain in home isolation until 10 days have passed since your symptoms first started AND
    • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since your fever has gone away without the use of fever-reducing medications AND your respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, and loss of taste/smell) have improved.

    2) If you have symptoms and tested negative for COVID-19, you should:

    • Stay home and away from others until 3 days (72 hours) have passed since your fever has gone away without the use of fever-reducing medications AND your respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, and loss of taste/smell) have improved.

    3) If you have never had symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19, you should:

    • Remain in home isolation until 10 days have passed since the date your first positive COVID-19 test was done, as long as you have not started to have any symptoms since that test.

    4) If you previously had symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19, do not have symptoms now, and are being retested at the end of the 10-day isolation period and your repeat PCR test is positive, you will have to remain in isolation for 10 more days following your repeat positive test.*
    *If you are retested with a positive PCR test at the end of the isolation period, you can come out of isolation before the 10-day mark if you have 2 negative PCR tests in a row at least 24 hours apart.