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Introducing DOH's New Testing Kiosks: Testing Just Got Easier!

Hey there, folks! Big news from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) - they're rolling out some seriously cool new testing kiosks across the state, and we're here for it! These kiosks aren't just your average vending machines; they're packed with free COVID-19 and flu tests, plus loads of other health care goodies. And get this - they're popping up in all sorts of places like food banks, transit stations, and even schools and libraries. Talk about convenient!

Image of a Kiosk branded with the Washington State Department of Health logo. Header states: Department of Health unveils kiosks that offer free COVID-19 and Flu tests.

So, what's the deal with these kiosks? Well, according to Dr. Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, Secretary of Health, they're all about making sure everyone can access essential health services, no matter where they live or what their situation is. It's all about fairness and looking out for those who might otherwise slip through the cracks.

But wait, there's more! These kiosks aren't just about COVID-19 tests; they've got all sorts of options, from rapid antigen tests to self-swab PCR tests. And get this - they're totally free! DOH's got your back, covering all the costs so you can focus on staying healthy.

And it's not just about testing either. These kiosks are stocked with other essential health care goodies like naloxone, pregnancy tests, and even over-the-counter meds. It's like having a mini pharmacy right at your fingertips!

The best part? These kiosks are open 24/7, so you can get tested whenever it suits you. No more waiting for appointments or trekking across town to a clinic. Just pop by your local kiosk, push a button, and you're good to go.

But why stop there? DOH is all about spreading the love, working with local partners and community organizations to make sure everyone gets the care they need. It's all part of their mission to keep Washington safe and healthy for all.

So, next time you're out and about, keep an eye out for these snazzy new kiosks. They're not just vending machines - they're a game-changer for community health. And remember, getting tested isn't just about you; it's about looking out for your friends, family, and neighbors too. Stay safe out there, folks!

Article made in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health.

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