Please refer to your travel destination for its specific COVID-19 testing requirements. If you have questions about special documentation for your travels, please inquire via [email protected]
COVID-19 Testing at SEA Airport
Travel Clearance Testing
For Ticketed Travelers at SEA Airport
We bring the gold-standard of COVID-19 testing to ticketed travelers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).
Our physician-led testing helps travelers comply with state and country mandates for COVID-19 testing prior to travel.
COVID-19 TestAvailable at SEA Airport or Southcenter DoubleTree Inn & Suites
Adults & Kids (All Ages)
PCR Swab (Needle-Free) & Antigen Testing Available
At/Near SEA Airport
Same & Next-Day Results Available
How It Works
Register for Results
Register in our results system – you will be redirected after your booking is completed.
This must be completed before your test.
We utilize gold-standard PCR testing solutions with same- and next-day results.
Testing is available up to 72 hours prior to air travel. We are located in the central auditorium, pre-security, on the mezzanine level above ticketing and the security checkpoints.
- DHMD is located inside the Central Auditorium at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).
- Take the lefthand stairway inside Door 21 of Ticketing Level (between Southwest Airlines and American Airlines ticketing counters) or follow directions for Central Auditorium/USO.
- Click here to access SEA’s official app for step-by-step directions to any location in the airport.
- Testing at DoubleTree Southcenter? Click here for directions.
We provide results from our high throughput partner laboratories.
Next-Day results will be processed and posted by or before midnight the following day. Antigen testing results will be available about 30 minutes after testing.
There are no guarantees or refunds for turnaround times due to processing lab delays
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.
Before your sample is collected, you will receive a notecard with a QR code that will direct you to our DHMD results portal.
We expect to have your results by or before midnight the following day after your appointment. Historically, our results come in the early evening, but we cannot make any guarantees.
Test results will be sent to employers and Discovery Health MD. Employees should contact their employer to get a copy of their results.
No, our Test-to-Fly program is only available to individuals traveling through airports in the Seattle-Tacoma area. We do offer testing to our neighbors in Canada traveling through airports in the Seattle-Tacoma area as well.
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
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.
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.
Upon booking, make sure to register on our DHMD results portal. On the day of the test, before your sample is collected, you’ll receive a notecard with a QR code that will direct you back to Discovery Health MD’s results portal where you will view your Determination Letter in digital PDF format. You may also access the Results Portal via our website, Discoveryhealthmd.com by selecting ‘Portals’ in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
We are not accepting or billing insurance for payment of any kind.
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. We provide proof of payment receipt at the time of the test.
Discovery Health MD is a trusted testing partner for flights to Hawaii as part of the deployment of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program for inbound travelers. A negative test allows you to bypass Hawaii’s mandatory 14-day quarantine however you must collect your negative test results before flying.
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.
If you test positive, please contact your doctor. You will be contacted by a member of Discovery Health MD medical staff and advised to self-isolate for at least 10 days. Additionally, your information will be provided to the appropriate Public Health jurisdiction and the CDC. 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. Please do not come in if you have tested positive for the risk of exposing other individuals.
The cost for each test will be clearly defined in the booking process. Please refer to our booking system for the most current and relevant information.
We accept all major debit and credit.
We apologize as we cannot accept cash at this time.
You must wear a mask and stay at least six feet away from people outside your immediate travel party. All staff will be in the 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. If you have tested positive, please do not come in to be tested, we advise contacting your doctor.
Step 1. Book your appointment:
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.
We are using the BD Veritor rapid antigen test. It is collected with a nasal swab. If your country requires a nasopharyngeal swab, this is not the correct test.
We understand travel plans change and we are in an unprecedented time of uncertainty. You may log into your Acuity account to book, canceled, or reschedule any appointments 24 hours prior to your test. If you are unable to edit your booking, please call 206-333-0595.
Please review our Cancellation Policy for more details regarding cancellations.
We operate various testing options 7 days a week. You may plan to expect results on both weekends and holidays.
Hours will vary by location and season and availability. Our booking system via our website will show you the most current and relevant information.
Double Tree: 8:00-14:55 daily
Seatac Mezzanine: 7:00-13:55 daily
Seatac Mezzanine: 9:30-13:30 daily (excluding Thursdays)
Delta Sky Club: 9:30-13:30 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sat/Sun.
* * Antigen testing can only be booked within 30 days of one’s travel date