Sunday Read: Where to get COVID test in Michigan, what to do with at-home test results

Community sites, local pharmacies best place to find COVID testing

Michigan COVID-19 testing sites map from DHS. (HRSA Data Warehouse/US Gov.)

With COVID-19 continuing to be a big problem in Michigan and around the world, finding a test has become a bit more challenging.

Testing sites are busy and pharmacies are slammed. At-home tests are pricy and are sometimes hard to find in stock. But planning ahead can make all the difference.

Sunday Read is ClickOnDetroit’s Sunday news review to help readers catch up on some of the most important topics of the week.

COVID-19 test at pharmacies

Perhaps the easiest way to find a COVID-19 test is to make an appointment at a pharmacy, most are free or low-cost, through partnerships with the federal government.

MDHHS uses Solv. to offer searchable testing sites and appointment booking, you can check it here.

Related: Don’t visit hospital emergency rooms for COVID-19 test, Michigan health officials urge

Find a COVID-19 test at a health center

Michigan has more than 500 testing sites listed across the state, operating as community-based sites, urgent care offices, doctor’s offices and more. Use the searchable table to find one near you (type of test and availability may vary):

At-home COVID-19 testing in Michigan

You can find at-home rapid tests at pretty much any big box store or pharmacy, if they’re in stock.

Here’s the guidance from MDHHS on how to use the tests, how to report them to your local health department, and what to do if you have a positive.

About the Author:

Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.