The SCAN study is now available for Pierce County residents. Sign up here for a free, at-home COVID-19 test.
Helping Researchers and Public Health Leaders Track the Spread of Coronavirus
To slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we need to learn more about it. The SCAN study is providing free at-home testing for COVID-19. The findings will help our research partners, including Public Health – Seattle & King County and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, keep people informed and make the best possible, data-driven decisions to protect our community.
Enroll online anytime, and we will deliver a test kit to you within about 24 hours.
How It Works
Whether you’re healthy or sick, you or a family member may be able to support SCAN’s research by collecting your own nasal swab at home and returning it to us. We won’t be able to take samples from everyone, and one of our main goals is to use our testing resources to understand how children, high-risk and underrepresented communities are being impacted by the virus. Those who take part will help our researchers and local public health leaders learn more about coronavirus and how to slow its spread.
- Click below to answer a few questions, starting with your ZIP code.
- If possible, we’ll send a free swab kit to your home.
- Follow the directions in the kit, including how to return it to us.
- Your swab will be tested for a current COVID-19 infection. If your results show you may have coronavirus, you will be contacted by our research team. If your swab results show you likely do not have coronavirus, you will not be directly contacted. All study participants will be able to access their test results on our Results page.
Our Network Partners
Everyone who takes part in this effort will help...
us understand how coronavirus is spreading in the Greater Seattle area. We are increasing capacity and responding to public health priorities as they come up. We may not be able to send a home swab kit to everyone.
Please note that...
being a part of the SCAN study does not take the place of medical care. If you’re severely ill, such as having trouble breathing, please contact a doctor or other healthcare provider right away.
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Public Health Resources
We know it’s hard to keep up with all the facts about coronavirus and how to protect your family. That’s why we’ve created this list of resources from local, state, and national public health experts. From the CDC to your local health department, these are the most trusted sources available.