COVID-19 TESTING, QUARANTINE, AND ISOLATION
COVID-19 Testing Patient Assessment Form
Complete form for Tiyan COVID-19 Testing
DPHSS Testing Schedule
Schedule is subject to change at any time.
Types of Covid-19 Testing
RT-PCR, Antigen, and Serology
Just got tested? Next steps.
Test results, quarantine, and isolation.
As of March 13, 2023:
Treating COVID-19 with Oral Medications Available by Prescription
If you test positive and have underlying health conditions, you are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19. Oral treatments are available that can reduce your chances of being hospitalized or dying from the disease. Medications to treat COVID-19 must be prescribed by a healthcare provider and started as soon as possible after diagnosis to be effective. Don’t delay: Treatment must be started within days of when you first develop symptoms to be effective. Paxlovid and Molnupiravir remain effective treatments against currently circulating variants and emerging variants. To receive the oral treatments, you must have a current laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infection and a referral from a prescribing physician. For more information, call 311 and select option 1 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call 671-998-4527 or 671-998-4547.
DPHSS Closes COVID-19 Treatment Center at the Paseo Stadium
Effective Monday, December 5, 2022, DPHSS closed the COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Center at the Paseo Stadium in Hagåtña. Bebtelovimab, a monoclonal antibody (mAb), had been offered for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients. It will no longer be offered in Guam as a treatment for COVID-19 due to the high proportion of resistant variants. There are currently no authorized monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19 at this time. Paxlovid and Molnupiravir remain effective treatments against currently circulating variants and emerging variants. you must have either a current home test showing your positive test result for a COVID-19 infection or a current laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection. For more information, call 311 and select option 1 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call 671-998-4527 or 671-998-4547.
DPHSS Ended Free COVID-19 Testing at Agana Shopping Center
Friday, March 10, 2023 was the last day the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) offered free COVID-19 testing for residents. For COVID-19 testing, residents may order free COVID-19 rapid test kits through USPS or through their health insurance. COVID-19 testing is also available through private clinics or the DPHSS Community Health Centers in Dededo or Inalåhan. Please call these clinics to schedule and to inquire on fees. Additional COVID Testing sites are listed below:
FREE COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING
Drive-through sites may close during lightning and inclement weather.
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. by appointment
DPHSS Northern Region Community Health Center (NRCHC), Dededo
By appointment only for individuals with COVID-like symptoms. Four adults per vehicle. Call 671-635-7525/6 to schedule an appointment. Bring a photo ID.
Tuesday & Thursday
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
DPHSS Southern Region Community Health Center (SRCHC), Inalåhan
By appointment only for individuals with COVID-like symptoms. Four adults per vehicle. Travel-related testing not offered. Call 671-828-7604/5/7518. Bring a photo ID.
Report Positive COVID-19 At-home Test Results to DPHSS
Report positive COVID-19 at-home and over the counter (OTC) test results to the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You must report your positive result within 24 hours and provide the following information:
If you test positive using an OTC test kit, you must isolate at home for five days after symptom onset or five days from test date if asymptomatic. Please read DPHSS Guidance Memo 2021-16 Rev. 4 – Section G: Duration of Isolation. While in isolation:
- Eat in a separate room or area; use a separate bedroom; use a separate bathroom. If sharing a bathroom, clean and disinfect after each use.
- Avoid sharing personal items – dishes, cups/glasses, silverware, towels, bedding or electronics (e.g., cellphone).
- Wear a face mask.
- Wash your hands often using soap and water, or hand sanitizer; avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean and disinfect “high touch” surfaces and items every day (tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, and electronics)
If at-home test result is negative, but you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19:
- You should get a confirmatory test as soon as possible to confirm your results
- You should isolate until you receive your confirmed laboratory test result.
- If you are symptomatic, advise your household members and other close contacts to stay home until you receive your confirmed laboratory test result.
- If your confirmed laboratory test result is positive, DPHSS’ containment unit or your clinic will notify you of your positive laboratory result.
- Close contacts should also get tested for COVID-19.
If at-home test result is negative and you have NO symptoms and have NOT been exposed to COVID-19: It is less likely that you have COVID-19. You may resume your daily activities while continuing to follow all public health advice.
Watch for Emergency Warning Signs for COVID-19
DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE. Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19 and seek emergency medical care immediately or call 911 if you are experiencing any of the following warning signs of COVID-19:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
The community is advised to provide all pertinent information regarding COVID-19 status when calling 911 or healthcare officials. For the safety of all first responders and the community, inform emergency dispatchers if a patient is positive for COVID-19 or if a member of the household is positive with COVID-19.
In accordance with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) guidance, individuals who are sick are advised to:
- Stay home, except to seek medical care. Call ahead before visiting the clinic/doctor.
- Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, and shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea and/or diarrhea.
- Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19. While waiting for test results, you should stay away from others, including staying apart from those living in your household.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DPHSS COVID-19 TESTING DRIVE-THRU CLINICS
For quicker service, visit dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-testing to download, print, and complete a COVID-19 Testing Patient Assessment Form before arriving at the testing site. Only four (4) people per vehicle are allowed to be tested. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian and provide government-issued identification to validate age. The parent/legal guardian will also be required to sign a consent form. Testing for travel purposes will not be conducted at DPHSS drive-thru testing sites and must be scheduled with the Northern Region Community Health Center (NRCHC) by calling (671) 635-7525/6.
The community is reminded to monitor for symptoms and get tested if they are identified as close contacts to confirmed positive cases or are experiencing any of the known COVID-19 symptoms, which include, but are not limited to:
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
This list is not exhaustive of all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Individuals waiting for COVID-19 test results must quarantine at home until cleared by DPHSS. Individuals whose test results are positive and who are at high risk for serious illness will be given information on outpatient monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19.