News Flash

Health - Public Health News

Posted on: July 7, 2020

Whatcom County is expanding COVID-19 testing

Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) and Whatcom Unified Command (WUC) are partnering with Northwest Laboratory and the City of Bellingham to increase access to COVID-19 testing in Whatcom County. On Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, they will pilot a new, low-barrier, drive-through testing facility at the Civic Field Athletic Complex in Bellingham.

This testing facility will be able to serve residents with or without insurance, and you will not need a referral from your healthcare provider to be tested.

“Opening an additional, low-barrier, drive-through testing facility in Whatcom County will open up new capacity to test individuals for COVID-19,” said Whatcom County Health Department Director Erika Lautenbach. “This model will also make it easier for people to access testing without the need for a referral from their healthcare provider.” 

More details about the facility will be made available later this week.

Case counts are rising in our county and across the state, and increased access to testing allows us to better contain the virus and reduce the spread. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please get tested. Remember to do your part, and wash your hands, wear your mask, maintain six feet between yourself and others, and stay home when sick.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Health - Public Health News


Posted on: October 23, 2020

Emergency Preparedness

Posted on: September 22, 2020

Small actions add up

Posted on: September 10, 2020

COVID-19 and Chronic Stress

Posted on: September 3, 2020

How to Have a Safe Learning Pod

Posted on: August 25, 2020

The Importance of Contact Tracing

Posted on: August 19, 2020

Choosing the right mask

Posted on: August 13, 2020

Phase 2 Refresher

Posted on: August 12, 2020

Find your party of 5

Posted on: August 4, 2020

Have You Heard of Herd Immunity?

Posted on: August 2, 2020

Updated Guidance for Phase 2

Posted on: July 25, 2020

Testing, Insurance, and Costs

Posted on: July 22, 2020

Share Compassion, Not COVID

Posted on: July 18, 2020

Summer Activities for Children

Posted on: July 16, 2020

Show You Care, Wear A Mask

Posted on: July 12, 2020

Responding to COVID-19 Outbreaks

Posted on: June 9, 2020

We're Applying for Phase 2!

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Is it safe to gather with friends?

Posted on: May 23, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Data Update

Posted on: May 10, 2020

Mental Health and COVID-19

Posted on: May 5, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 data update

Posted on: May 3, 2020

Got Symptoms? Get Tested!

Posted on: April 30, 2020

Whatcom COVID-19 Update for March 30

Posted on: March 30, 2020