Test-to-Fly

COVID-19 Testing Before, During, & after your trip

Traveling from or through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)? We’ve made pre-departure testing convenient and easy.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Update to Same-Day Results Availability

The recent spike in COVID-19 cases across the United Stated is causing back-ups and supply shortages at laboratories where COVID-19 tests are processed. Due to this, the lab we use for our same-day results recently informed us that they will no longer be able to accommodate same-day result requests. If you have already booked a Same-Day Results appointment please contact our Customer Engagement team by email at [email protected], or by phone at 206.333.0595
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SEA Airport

NEW! Now testing ticketed passengers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

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Public testing available for Travelers & Commercial Clients

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Pier 90

(Commercial Clients Only)

Why Choose Discovery Health MD?

Our expertise in remote worksite medical care, has uniquely prepared us to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’ve led the charge in research and response guidelines for the Maritime industry, particularly in the states of Washington and Alaska. 

Our solutions, designed first for fishing, oil, and other remote/maritime worksites, are available now to companies across many industries.

We are now expanding our testing to help travelers comply with state and country mandates for COVID-19 testing prior to travel. We utilize gold-standard PCR testing solutions with same and next-day turn-around-times.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my results?

You’ll receive a note card with a QR code that will direct you to Discovery Health MD’s results portal before your sample is collected.

What is next for COVID-19 testing at SEA?

Discovery Health MD is anticipating providing point of care rapid testing soon, but we do not yet have a starting date for this testing option. You can find your results on Discovery Health MD’s easy-to-use online portal, including a downloadable PDF for use at various state and international entry points. Please contact Discovery Health MD directly if you are traveling to a country that requires completion of a specific form. The Port will issue a competitive solicitation for a testing vendor who can offer COVID-19 testing services beyond this pilot in 2021.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING STATE OF HAWAI’I APPROVAL OF RESULT FORMATS

Please note that Discovery Health MD has been approved as a trusted testing partner for Hawai’i. Our partner labs have not directly received approval, but if you test through us, those lab results have been approved by the State of Hawai’i.

Your lab results may have only the name of the laboratory where the specimen was processed. Even though the results may not explicitly name Discovery Health MD, these result formats have been approved by and are being accepted by the State of Hawai’i.

Our partner labs results portal may state that they are not an approved partner. If you have tested through Discovery Health MD, your test results have been approved by the State of Hawai’i.

The State of Hawai’i has stated that they will contact us if there are questions or concerns about the results tested through Discovery Health MD and have our direct contact information available. Upon your arrival to Hawai’i, an airport representative will be able to manually verify that your result is from us, and that we are in fact on the list of Trusted Testing Partners.

What do I do if I test positive?

If you test positive, you will be contacted by a member of Discovery Health MD medical staff and advised to self-isolate for at least 10 days. You will be asked to notify your close contacts for 48 hours prior to the positive test or development of symptoms and request that they self-quarantine for 14 days. If you have tested positive in the prior 90 days, the state of Hawaii has information on their website on how to submit information for travel in lieu of taking another test. If you test positive, your information will be provided to the appropriate Public Health jurisdiction and the CDC.

What do I do if I test negative?

You can find your results on Discovery Health MD’s easy-to-use online portal, including a downloadable PDF for use at various state and international entry points.

How are physical distancing and other health and safety updates enforced?

You must wear a mask and stay at least six feet away from people outside your immediate travel party. All staff will be in appropriate PPE and adhere to strict distancing and hygiene protocols. Please let Discovery Health MD know if you are traveling with someone who may need assistance with adhering to these measures.

How do I get my results?

Test-To-Fly:

Before your sample is collected, you will receive a note card with a QR code that will direct you to our results portal.

We expect to have your results by 5PM the day following your appointment. Historically, we’ve received results by 9AM the day following an appointment, but labs may be delayed for multiple reasons and timelines cannot be guaranteed.

Commercial Clients:

Test results will be sent to employers and Discovery Health MD. Employees should contact their employer to get a copy of their results.

Can just anyone get tested?

Test-to-Fly:

No, our Test-to-Fly program is only available to individuals traveling through airports in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Please contact us using the form above to learn more.

Test-to-Work:

We have a robust protocol and risk management program, designed specifically for your organization’s needs. Please follow this link to learn more: Test-to-Work

What’s the testing process?

Test-to-Fly:

First you will need to visit our bookings page, which can be found here: Test-To-Fly Booking

Once the testing appointments are scheduled, you will receive an email with a link to fill out the online consent and questionnaire. You will be asked if you have any current symptoms or recent exposure to someone with possible COVID-19. If you have symptoms, you should not test and should seek medical care. You will be asked to provide demographic information and answer some questions including your travel history in the past 60 days. This information will help with contact tracing efforts  if you or your party have a positive result.

It is very important your name matches your identification exactly.

On the testing day, your ID will be verified and our medical staff will assist you with obtaining the nasal swab specimen. These will be sent to one of our partner laboratories for processing.

Test-to-Work:

Our testing process is highly adaptable to the needs of our commercial and remote clients. Please visit our Test-to-work page to learn more about how we can best serve your organization.

Do you accept insurance?

We are not accepting or billing insurance for payment.

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner FAQ states that insurance will cover testing and treatment for medically-necessary services, while our testing is meant to serve people looking for asymptomatic and travel testing. Travelers may contact their insurance company to find out whether they can be reimbursed for travel testing.

Please see the following links for more information:

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Who can be tested at SEA?

Testing is for ticketed passengers up to 72 hours prior to travel. This includes those departing, connecting, or arriving at SEA.

What’s the SEA testing process?

Step 1. Book your appointment:

Visit Discovery Health MD’s bookings page.

 

Step 2. Provide your medical background:

Once your testing appointment(s) have been scheduled, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to fill out the online consent and questionnaire. You’ll be asked if you have any current symptoms or possible recent exposure to someone with COVID-19. If you have symptoms, you should not test and should seek medical care. You will be asked to provide demographic information. This information will help with contact tracing efforts if you or anyone in your party have a positive result.

 

Step 3. Test at the airport:

At your assigned testing appointment, please bring a proper form of identification. Your name must match your legal form of identification exactly for your ID to be verified. Medical staff will assist you with obtaining the nasal swab specimen. These will be sent to one of the partner laboratories for processing.

How long does it take for test results to come back?

Results are delivered with same-day and next-day options. Same day test results are available for travelers whose tests are administered before 9:15 a.m., Monday through Friday. Results should be available before midnight that day, usually before 6 p.m. Travelers whose tests are administered after 9:15 a.m., Monday through Friday, or on Saturday and Sunday, should receive results the following day.

Where is this inside the airport?

Testing will occur in the central auditorium at SEA, located pre-security, on the mezzanine level above ticketing and the security checkpoints.

DHMD is recognized as a Trusted Testing Partner for the State of Hawaii