The Curative COVID-19 testing site in Teton County will be closing for good next week.
Teton County Health Department Director, Jodie Pond said the community has been very fortunate to have the Curative testing sites throughout the pandemic thanks to a partnership with the Wyoming Department of Health, St John’s Health, Teton County Library, Teton County, and the Town of Jackson. These sites have ensured that no-cost COVID-19 testing has be made available since December 2020.
Health officials say that testing is one of the best tools to prevent the spread of COVID-19, alongside getting vaccinated and boosted.
After the Curative site closes on the 29th, there are still many locations in Jackson where COVID-19 testing is available including primary care providers.
Other resources for COVID-19 testing
You can also order 4 free antigen tests by mail at www.covidtests.gov. There is a limit of one order per residential address.
Those tests are also available for purchase at local pharmacies, such as Smith’s, Albertsons, and Blackburn Drug.
Alberson’s pharmacy also has on-site molecular testing by appointment for $69 and results are received within 20 minutes.
If you do not have a primary care provider, St. John’s Urgent Care has COVID-19 testing for individuals who have symptoms. Testing at this location also requires an office or telehealth visit.
St. John’s Urgent Care does not perform travel testing or testing for individuals exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
If you test positive and you are at risk of severe illness from COVID-19, treatments are available that can reduce your chances of being hospitalized or dying from the disease.
Contact your healthcare provider for an assessment to determine whether you are eligible for the medication.
If you have questions related to COVID-19 testing, are symptomatic, or need assistance obtaining treatment, please call the Teton County Health Department COVID-19 Hotline at 307-732-8628.