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COVID-19 Information and Resources

COVID-19 Testing

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID Testing

We have received many questions from Coastal Medical patients regarding COVID-19 testing. Please use this link to view answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

For further information about testing and links to additional resources, please use the drop-downs below:
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Symptomatic Testing  (you have symptoms)

Coastal Medical is providing COVID-19 testing for those who have symptoms at Coastal Medical’s Respiratory Clinics. See below for COVID-19 symptoms and how to schedule a test.

How to Schedule a Test for COVID-19, if you have symptoms:

  1. Send your clinician a portal message or call your practice
  2. Your clinician will review and order the test
  3. Your care team will text or call you to schedule your appointment for testing

If appointments are unavailable at Coastal and you have symptoms, we will assist you in scheduling an appointment at a RIDOH testing site, or you can self-schedule through

K-12 testing sites are also available for students and staff here (for public and private elementary, middle, and high schools only)

Please Note: Due to high demand, testing appointments are generally booking 24-48 hours out currently and turnaround time for results may also be delayed. Depending on your insurance and the reason for testing, you may be also responsible for a share of the cost of testing.

Additional Respiratory Clinic and Testing Site locations

Symptoms of COVID-19

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. 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 or chills
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Runny nose or stuffy nose
  • Fatigue
  • Recent loss of taste or smell

Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.

Asymptomatic Testing  (you don't have symptoms)

If you are asymptomatic for COVID-19 (you have no symptoms) but would like to get tested, please visit or find an alternate testing location here.

Coastal Medical is currently not testing asymptomatic patients, whether exposed to COVID-19 or not.

For more information about asymptomatic testing click here.

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