COVID-19 Testing

If you need a COVID-19 test, do not go to the emergency room. Contact your medical provider to get tested.  If you feel like you’re having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

 You should get tested if you:

  • Have symptoms, especially if you are unvaccinated or have serious or chronic underlying health conditions.
  • Were exposed to someone with COVID-19. Get tested five days after exposure, if possible.
  • You are not vaccinated. Those who are not vaccinated should be tested once a week.
  • Help us keep the Hospital Emergency Departments free for health emergencies. Do not go to the Emergency Department for a COVID-19 test.

There are different kinds of tests for diagnosing COVID-19. The most common ones are:

  • Antigen tests are designed to detect proteins from the virus that causes COVID-19.  Antigen tests are very specific for the virus but are not as sensitive as molecular tests. This means that a positive result is highly accurate, but a negative result does not rule out infection. These are rapid tests can be performed in minutes.
  • Molecular tests (also known as PCR tests) detect genetic material from the virus. These are laboratory tests and can take days to complete.

Visit Delaware’s COVID-19 Testing page for test sites, appointments, and more information: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/testing/

Locations & Hours

Note that some of our hours have changed.

To schedule an appointment at one of our locations, please call (302) 224-6800.

Please fax all clinical information and/or medical health record information to (302) 322-6201.

Westside’s Provider-On-Call service is available for urgent medical questions or concerns when our office is closed, by calling (302) 655-5822.

For emergencies, dial 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room.

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