City of Bainbridge Island COVID-19 Testing Site

** Jan. 21 Update **

Beginning Feb. 1, the City's COVID-19 drive-thru test site will operate only on Mondays and Wednesdays to allow emergency management staff and volunteers to begin focusing efforts on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in our community.

The test site will continue to operate by appointment only 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and will offer 52 appointments per day. 

As of Jan. 20, the City's site has tested 1,302 people and there were fourteen positive test results (1% positivity rate). This data only reflects individuals who are tested at the City’s COVID-19 test site. We do not have access to data from Kitsap County from other test providers on Bainbridge Island. Please see the Kitsap Public Health District website for a list of total positive COVID-19 tests.

Appointments can be booked up to two weeks in advance. If there are not any appointments available, check back the same day you would like to get tested, as there are same day cancellations and appointments come back up. Additionally, if you have an urgent test need (symptomatic or close contact), please come by the test site during our operating hours (M/W 1-5) and we will do what we can to fit you in.

Test site

About the testing site
The City of Bainbridge Island, in partnership with the University of Washington Medicine and volunteers from Bainbridge Prepares and Rotary Club, began a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site Nov. 4 at Town Square to support public health goals and the reopening of schools and businesses in our community. The test site, which operates 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, started with 24 appointments and has now increased to 44 appointments per day.

Testing is available regardless of health insurance status. 

You must register online for an appointment. The test being used is the nasal self-swab PCR test, and test results are expected  24 to 48 hours from the University of Washington Medicine Lab. This test shows if a person has an active coronavirus infection - it does not check for antibodies to determine if you previously had COVID-19. 

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The City test site is only allowing appointments to be booked up to two weeks in advance. This is to help limit people booking solely for travel and to allow for people who need to be tested because they are symptomatic or a close contact of someone with COVID-19. The City testing site should not be used for pre-travel clearance and is not an approved site for travel to Hawaii.

Arrangements can be made for those without access to a car.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please get tested through your primary care physician or urgent care. A list of medical clinics and pharmacies in Kitsap County offering COVID-19 testing can be found here

We are always assessing our operations and will post an update if other changes are made. 

Email COVIDtest@bainbridgewa.gov with questions regarding the testing site.  



Who can get tested for free?
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and/or you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, you can be tested for free. You can also be tested for COVID-19 if you need to show proof of a negative test to return to work or recently traveled to areas with a high prevalence of COVID-19. 

If you attended large gatherings, you MAY have been exposed. You are strongly urged to get tested for COVID-19 if you develop ANY symptoms. Taking proactive steps to protect your health (such as wearing a mask, avoiding physical contact, and regularly washing your hands) can cut down on your risks of contracting the virus, even in large gatherings. 

We only provide tests for individuals who are 5 or older. Children under 5 should be seen by their pediatrician.  


COVID-19 symptoms include: 

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • fatigue
  • muscle or body aches
  • headache
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • sore throat
  • congestion or runny nose
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea 


What you'll need to get free testing:

  • A photo ID with your date of birth. Testing is available regardless of your citizenship/immigration status.
  • Insurance card (if you have insurance). If you have insurance, Medicare or Medicaid you must provide this information and UW Medicine will bill your insurance carrier. You will not be charged for the test. You do not need to have insurance or a doctor's note to schedule a test. If you do not have insurance, then the cost of the test will be covered by a federal program.


Registration Registration - Test site

  • How to register
    • The registration form is available at https://www.solvhealth.com/book-online/pnjkXp
    • If multiple people from the same household need to get tested, please schedule back to back appointments. The number of people per vehicle who can get tested is limited to 2
  • What to expect from the testing sign-up forms
    • Forms are in English only.
    • You will need to choose an appointment time.
    • You will be asked to enter insurance information (if you have insurance).
    • You do not need to create an account.
  • What to do after you schedule a test
    • You will receive multiple confirmation texts from Solv. Open the link in these texts to finish signing up for your test.
    • If you already entered your insurance information when you scheduled your test, you do not need to enter it again. Your form will be blank to keep your information secure.
  • Visit the testing site
    • After registration, you will be able to drive or walk to the testing site at your scheduled time.
    • Enter the testing site from Madison Avenue N
    • The process will take about 15 minutes. Wear your face covering when visiting the site.
    • The test is a nasal self-swab PCR test that will show if a person has an active coronavirus infection (provides a positive or negative result only). 
    • Watch this video for an example of what to expect once you arrive: https://youtu.be/cJAU3d2prFY 
    • If you do not have access to a car, walk up (wearing a mask) to the check in-tent at Town Square where you will be greeted by a registration technician. Once you've checked in, then walk to the testing tent. Inside the tent, there will be a table and plexiglass set up.

CBTS Map

  • Get your results (results are expected in 24 to 48 hours)
    • After the test, remember to save the QR code that is given to you at the test site. Here's an example of the QR code: UW QR code
    • Access your results directly by taking a photo of your QR phone, OR 
    • Visit the UW Medicine website and type the 16-digit retrieval code and your date of birth on the page.

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For a list of medical clinics and pharmacies in Kitsap County offering COVID-19 testing, click here.

Email COVIDtest@bainbridgewa.gov with any questions regarding the testing site.