COVID-19 Mobile Testing

COVID Community Outreach mobile testing van

OHSU COVID Community Outreach Vans

OHSU has introduced three vans to provide COVID-19 testing across parts of Oregon. The vans will enable OHSU to process an additional 500 tests a day.

IMPORTANT: The vans are not providing COVID-19 vaccines. They are providing only testing.


  • If you are a KaiserLegacy or Providence patient, you will be directed to those health care systems. Please see the section below for your testing options.
  • If you are an OHSU employee, please see testing information on O2.

Those with symptoms:

People over age 2 months can be tested if they have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Congestion/runny nose

Those without symptoms:

People without symptoms can get tested if they meet any of the following:

  • They are giving birth, or they are having surgery or another qualifying procedure at OHSU.
  • They have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • A public health department has required them to get tested for contact tracing.
  • The person identifies as one or more of the following:
    • The person is a migrant/seasonal agricultural worker.
    • The person is Black, African American, Latino, Latina, Lantinx, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Asian American or Pacific Islander.
    • The person has a disability.
    • English is not the person's first language.

In addition:

  • People without symptoms who test negative will not be able to get a repeat test for at least 7 days.
  • People without symptoms who have tested positive before will need to wait  90 days for a second test.

No one who meets the testing criteria will be turned away. If you have insurance, your insurance will be billed.

Schedule an appointment

Portland metro area and north coast

Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Central Oregon

Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

  • Scheduling will be available soon.  Please check this page for future updates.

Southern Oregon

Jackson and Josephine counties

  • Scheduling will be available soon.  Please check this page for future updates.

What to expect

Preparing: Testing is outdoors. Dress for the weather.

Testing: A health care worker will use a swab to collect a sample from your nose. The sample will be sent to OHSU’s Molecular Microbiology Lab or a partner lab, where tests will be done to detect the presence of the coronavirus.