New hours for weekly COVID-19 testing in West Seattle

Starting this Friday, hours for weekly COVID-19 testing at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) will be earlier. Here’s the announcement:

UW Medicine and the Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods are changing mobile COVID-19 testing site hours to 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Seattle College’s main campus in West Seattle, effective Aug. 7. The testing site, located in SSC’s north parking lot, is open on Fridays only. This change was made to avoid the hottest hours of the day during summer.

When: Fridays only from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: South Seattle College’s North Parking Lot, accessed by Entry 1 (campus map link)

Please Note: Visitors should only use Entry 1/North Parking Lot entrance. South Seattle College’s physical campus is otherwise closed to the public in response to COVID-19 with very limited exceptions for essential staff and programs approved by the state. The college is operating remotely until further notice and will run fall quarter classes in accordance with public health guidelines.

Testing Site Details

Anyone experiencing the following symptoms can come to the site, speak with medical staff from UW Medicine and, if qualified for testing, get tested on-site:

Shortness or breath or difficulty breathing
Gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Muscle Aches
Sore throat
Runny nose
New loss of taste or smell

There is no cost to be tested. If you have health insurance UW Medicine will bill your insurance.
Walk-up and drive-up visitors are welcome. Please note due to King County Metro bus service reductions in response to the pandemic, the college does not currently have Route 128 service to campus. Route 125 is currently running. Visitors should only use Entry 1/ North Parking Lot Entrance where UW Medicine staff will direct you.

5 Replies to "New hours for weekly COVID-19 testing in West Seattle"

  • Jamie August 5, 2020 (8:45 pm)

    Thanks for the update! Do you know how long it typically takes to get results? I’ve heard that some test sites are able to provide results in just a couple of hours.

    • LarryB August 5, 2020 (9:00 pm)

      I got tested at the SODO site (where the inspection station used to be). Results back in 3 days. Not fast enough IMO, but better than a lot of places.

    • Luvsseattle August 5, 2020 (9:41 pm)

      It is well worth the extra drive to get tested at Sodo. It took about 40 minutes total on a midday morning (prebooked appointment), and I had my results back in 2 days. I have also been to the South Seattle testing location (I have been tested a couple times because of work and travel requirements). I think I came on an extremely heavy day to this location and ended up waiting 4 hours and 45 minutes (I was in line about 35 minutes prior to the site opening) – and they started turning people away. I was told I was somewhere around the 120th car in line that day. I also received my test back within 2 days here.

  • Hillary August 5, 2020 (9:09 pm)

    I got tested in SODO on Friday at around 2:00, got the results Saturday at about 7 pm.

  • Monica Lundberg August 6, 2020 (9:00 am)

    Which sites have the shorter nose swabs?

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