CHAS Health remains committed to serving our community by providing robust COVID testing access in our area. Due to increased volumes and fixed capacity, CHAS Health is streamlining its testing in the city of Spokane by establishing a centralized drive-through testing location at Spokane Arena.
At this time, CHAS Health is offering COVID testing to community members who meet the following criteria:
• Have COVID symptoms; or
• Do not have COVID symptoms but have had direct COVID exposure; or
• Are nursing home employees.
Those exposed and without symptoms may be tested 5-7 days after exposure, but not earlier. It is important to quarantine for 10 - 14 days after exposure regardless of the test result, as COVID may take up to 14 days from exposure to cause infection.
As testing demands grow due to increasing COVID rates in the area, patients should be prepared for longer than usual wait times at testing locations. Staff will be working as quickly as possible, but wait times could be as long as 2-3 hours depending on the day or time. COVID testing at all CHAS Health locations is on a first-come-first-serve basis, but for those who plan to visit the Spokane Arena Centralized Testing Location, they can notify CHAS Health what time they plan to arrive and begin their registration paperwork online before they leave home. This will help registration when they arrive at the Arena to go more quickly. For Arena arrival times, current testing locations, times, and the latest updates on testing protocol, visit https://chas.org/health-alerts. Current turnaround time for testing results is 1-3 days.
Spokane Arena Vaccination Site
The Spokane Public Facilities District is working closely with CHAS Health, the Spokane Regional Health District, and the Washington State Department of Health to establish a vaccination clinic at the Spokane Arena.
An appointment will be required to receive the vaccine, and there are no walk-ins or waitlists available at this time. Currently the COVID vaccine schedule is full for the Spokane Arena vaccination location. Vaccine appointments are opened based on vaccine availability. Please check chas.org/covidvaccine for additional appointments next week.