Drive-through COVID-19 testing & Vaccine Information

COVID Vaccine information:

To schedule an appointment, visit: Please know that vaccine availability is still limited. It will take several weeks in order for all those eligible under Phase 1b-Tier 1 to receive the vaccine. We appreciate your patience!

COVID-19 | DRIVE UP TESTING at the Skagit Fair Grounds:

Available testing location options

Test results are normally available within 72 hours of testing.

Use of the Drive-Thru testing site will be limited to those who live in or work in Skagit County. Those who do not live in or work in Skagit County should seek testing in their own communities or through their medical provider.


Tuesday, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  


No appointment is required to visit the test site, but we encourage people to pre-register to make the process go more quickly. You can pre-register here:


Skagit County Fairgrounds, South Gate Entrance, 501 Taylor Street, Mount Vernon, 98273



If you do not have insurance, you can still get tested. Nobody will be turned away for not having insurance, ID, or Social Security Number. If you are insured, bring your insurance card with you. If you do not have your insurance card available, you will need to know your insurance company, ID and group number (if applicable), and the name and birthday of the primary insured if it is not you.

Skagit County Public Health is encouraging anyone who fits into the following guidelines to get tested:

  • Those who are essential workers

  • Anyone with any COVID-19 symptoms

  • Anyone whose physician recommended they be tested

  • Anyone who lives or works in a congregate setting

  • Pregnant women

  • Anyone who is a close contact or has a known exposure to COVID-19

Public Health will test anyone who lives or works in Skagit County, is five years of age or older and feels they need to be tested. However, during the current surge, Public Health encourages people to get tested only if they fall into the above categories.

If you have had a known or probable exposure to COVID-19, you cannot get tested right away. You must wait 8 days before being tested. COVID-19 has a relatively long incubation period, so being tested before 8 days has passed could result in a false negative. If you have questions about this, or any other questions related to COVID-19, please call Public Health at 360-416-1500.

If you have serious symptoms, such as fever higher than 100 degrees, cough and shortness of breath, consult your medical provider or seek care through one of the respiratory clinics in Skagit County.

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