Clearance Testing for Travel Between US & Canada

"Where Can I Test Before Traveling?"

"What COVID-19 Tests Does Canada accept?"

"I have a few more questions..."

Travel Clearance Testing

The Canadian border opened to all vaccinated travelers as of Aug 9th.

All travelers, including those who are vaccinated, must ALSO receive a valid NAAT test within 72 hours of entering.

Our physician-led testing helps travelers comply with destination mandates for COVID-19 testing prior to travel.

Testing Locations

The following DHMD testing sites offer tests that are accepted for travel into Canada:

Fishermans-Terminal_Site-Entrance

Fisherman's Terminal

Located near the Ballard Bridge in Seattle, Fisherman's Terminal offers:

• NAAT Molecular Test (Abbott ID Now)
• Rapid RT-PCR (Cepheid)
• Same-Day RT-PCR (Lab-Based)
• Next-Day RT-PCR (Lab-Based)

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Hampton Inn & Suites

Located in Downtown Bellevue, our location inside the AC Hotel offers:

• NAAT Molecular Test (Abbott ID Now)
• Rapid RT-PCR (Cepheid)
• Same-Day RT-PCR (Lab-Based)
• Next-Day RT-PCR (Lab-Based)

SeaTac-Testing

DHMD Office in City of SeaTac

Located down the road from SEA Airport, our site offers:

• NAAT Molecular Test (Abbott ID Now)
• Rapid RT-PCR (Cepheid)
• Same-Day RT-PCR (Lab-Based)
• Next-Day RT-PCR (Lab-Based)

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DHMD Office in Fife

Located in Tacoma/Fife, our site offers:

• NAAT Molecular Test (Abbott ID Now)
• Rapid RT-PCR (Cepheid)
• Same-Day RT-PCR (Lab-Based)
• Next-Day RT-PCR (Lab-Based)

How It Works

Book

Book an Appointment using our scheduling form here on the website.

Register for Results

Register in our results system – you will be redirected after your booking is completed. 

This must be completed before your test – Click Here to begin.

Arrive Early

Sign in at your chosen testing location approximately 5-15 minutes before your appointment time.

How do I get there?

Book Appointments

Choose the test type you would prefer and follow directions to book your appointment:

For Executive Travelers

Testing Concierge Service

On a time-crunch? We’re here to accommodate your schedule. 

If you need an appointment outside of our usual business hours, or at your workplace, our concierge services may be an ideal fit.

Please contact our team with the form below to coordinate your appointment.

Testimonials

Here's what some of our customers have to say.

Don’t waste your time scheduling where you live! This was so efficient quick easy! People were phenomenal!

Sea-Tac Testing Customer

Efficient test taking, quick turnaround, well designed portal.

Testing Customer

Easy booking online, welcoming and clean experience in-person.

Aaron A.

After searching a long time for the service we needed, finding DHMD was a welcome relief! The entire process from our first email went smoothly with prompts, reminders, and perfect scheduling. The appointment was on time, quick, and we had our results within the hour. Highly recommend!

Patricia L.

I had to get this test because the first one I did elsewhere didn’t come back in time for my flight home. When I arrived for my appointment and told the staff my situation they were so compassionate and assured me I would have the results in time for my flight. Expensive, but worth it for the peace of mind!

Kimberly P.

Your testing is always fast, easy and convenient. It definitely isn’t the cheapest, but you make the process so easy, that you are my go to for all my Hawaii travel testing.

Suzanne B.

Quick and Friendly.

Len C.

Variety of testing options and wide appointment availability first come to mind. Excellent staff interactions.

Testing Customer

Easy to make the appointment, lots of availability, friendly service.

Testing Customer

Efficiency, Ease of use, competencies of staff members at test site, turnaround time of test results, clear instruction on scheduling test and accessing test results. Have taken 5 covid tests here and each time the experience has been great.

Theresa C.

The employees were amazing!

Testing Customer

Discovery Health provided the last minute testing we needed to do to board our cruise. The location was very convenient, the testing was very easy, and the results were delivered within 15 minutes for our rapid test.

Janet B.
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FAQs

We offer Same-Day testing at all of our locations. All Same Day tests must be booked before the cutoff time in order to receive results by or before midnight the same day. Book Same-Day HERE.

You may book PCR Next Day results and Rapid options testing HERE.

 

DoubleTree Southcenter: 

16500 Southcenter Pkwy, Seattle, WA 98188 

Same day cut off: 11:30am 

 

AC Hotel by Marriott, Bellevue: 

208 106th Pl. NE WA 98004 

Same Day cut off: 10:45am 

 

Capitol Hill, Seattle:

1525 13th Ave, Seattle WA 98122 

Same Day cut off: 11:45am 

Our office email is monitored Mon-Friday 8 am – 5 pm and monitored on weekends 9 am -5 pm for any result or time-sensitive issue.

Email: 

[email protected]

[email protected]

Phone:

  • 206.333.0595

*We return calls in the order they are received. Please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

 

We provide results from our high throughput partner laboratories.

Next-Day results will be processed and posted by or before midnight the following day.
Same-Day results will be processing and posted by or before midnight the same day. 

Our Rapid testing options results within 50 mins or less depending on test type. Please see details HERE. 

There are no guarantees or refunds for turnaround times due to processing lab delays

You can access your results by visiting our website www.Discoveryhealthmd.com and go to the upper right-hand corner where you will see an option to select ‘Client Portals’. Please click this button and then choose the appropriate portal method on the following page. Kindly note, emails can be duplicated for family usage, however, each individual tested will need an unique username to match with their results.

If you are having trouble logging in, please try resetting your password. If issues continue, please email [email protected]

 

 

 

 

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.

Please bring a valid, government-issued photo ID and practice social distancing. Masks are required on the premises.

Dependents under 18 will need a birth certificate or passport.

If unaccompanied by their guardian, the child will need written permission before testing.

Prior to your appointment, please set up an account HERE for your results. You will need to re-fill out the consent form within 24 hours of your testing appointment.

Test-To-Fly:

Before your sample is collected, you will receive a notecard with a QR code that will direct you to our DHMD Results Portal. This can also be found on our website in the upper right-hand corner.

Next-Day test results by or before midnight the following day after your appointment.

Same-Day test results will post by or before midnight the same day.

Our Rapid options will results within 50 mins or less depending on test type.

Commercial Clients:

Test results will be sent to employers and Discovery Health MD. Employees should contact their employer to get a copy of their results.

Click Here for Current Information

For all public and travel testing, we offer options at the locations below.

 

SeaTac, Office:

All testing available: Rapid options,  Same Day and Next Day

18400 Pacific Hwy S, SeaTac, WA 98188

https://goo.gl/maps/JerUAVDMQp4znjHN8

 

Hampton Inn, Bellevue: 

Lab-based and rapid options are available

11405 NE 2nd Place Bellevue, WA 98004 

https://goo.gl/maps/qy8pcHfLtpguD8AYA

 

Capitol Hill, Seattle: 

Lab-based only and rapid options available. 

1205 E Pike St #1a, Seattle, WA 98122

https://goo.gl/maps/evecQJ8gCisS4YEx7 

 

Fisherman’s Terminal, Seattle:

All testing available: Rapid options,  Same Day and Next Day

1719 West Nickerson Street, Seattle, WA 98119 

https://goo.gl/maps/afvnvTFALbMSkjxb9 

 

Tacoma Office, Fife:

All testing available: Rapid options, Same Day and Next day

3077 20th ST E, Suite C, Fife, WA 98424 

https://goo.gl/maps/n1XMKPmu9SMY6k7o9

 

We have no age minimum for testing. We test all ages including infants. All our assays are acceptable to test with any age group. However, be aware that travel restrictions may dictate the age limit allowed for result acceptance. It is your responsibility to ensure you understand the requirements of your destination.

Yes, we take walk-ins. However, we do take appointments and honor confirmed bookings before walk-ins. To cut any possible wait times, please book an appointment HERE.

You will schedule any paperwork you need to be processed with the on-site testing administrators on the day you test. Please note that there is a $25 fee for the paperwork. 

If your travel destination requires forms, documents, lists, signatures, or seal stamps to be filled out, you will be required to schedule a time with the on-site admin for you to come back. The administrators will discuss with you the best plan of action to match your travel plans and needs.  

  • Present the list of items (Passport Number, DOB, Date, forms, etc.)  
  • PICKUP can ONLY happen once the results have been posted to the client’s account on the Discovery Health portal. 

We cannot provide Fit To Fly documents. 

 Before your sample is collected on the day of the test, you’ll receive a notecard with a QR code that will direct you back to Discovery Health MD’s results portal.  Here is where you will view your Determination Letter in a digital PDF format. Our Determination Letter includes the following:

 

DHMD Letterhead and DHMD Address 

Lab destination and Lab Address 

CLIA Certificate number 

Client Name/DOB 

Supervising Clinician (Dr. Ann Jarris, MD) 

Sample collection date and time 

Results date and time 

Test name 

Collection method 

Result  

Additional information: (Passport #) 

Assay used and test fact sheet 

 

You may also access the Results Portal via our website, Discoveryhealthmd.com by selecting ‘Portals’ in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

Click Here for Current Information

We offer a variety of testing options. All of our tests are CLIA certified. Please check the requirements of your destination to choose the best testing option for your travels.

Test

Category

Cost

Results Timeline (2)

Type of Test

Locations

Next Day RT-PCR (1)

Lab Based

$176

Next Day by 11:59pm

RT-PCR, NAAT molecular

All Locations

Same Day RT-PCR (1)

Lab Based

$186

Same Day by 11:59pm

RT-PCR, NAAT molecular

All Locations

Cepheid RT-PCR

Rapid

$246

40 minutes (2)

RT-PCR, NAAT molecular

DoubleTree Southcenter

Abbott ID NOW

Rapid

$206

20 minutes (2)

NEAR, NAAT molecular – NOT PCR

DoubleTree Southcenter

Lucira All-in-One

Rapid

$206

30 minutes (2)

LAMP, NAAT molecular – NOT PCR

DoubleTree Southcenter, AC Hotel Bellevue

BD Veritor Antigen

Rapid

$150

15 minutes (2)

Antigen – NOT PCR or molecular

DoubleTree Southcenter

  1. We use several different labs, and exact test processing platform is determined by the lab at the time of processing. Regardless of platform and lab the processing methodology will be RT-PCR.
  2. Results timelines for rapid tests are based on a single run of a sample. If the result is inconclusive on the initial run then we will have to re-process the sample or collect a new sample, which will double the results time or more.

Yes. Bring your passport with you to your appointment. We can also add the passport number retroactively in person or through our Client Engagement team by emailing [email protected]

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You cannot add the passport without our assistance.

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NOTE: The name on your passport must match the name you test under.

Only one passport can be applied per sample.

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.

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.

Test-to-Fly:

Yes, while our Test-to-Fly program geared toward individuals traveling through airports in the Seattle-Tacoma area we can accommodate testing for anyone at our dedicated sites. You do not need a transiting ticket to be tested.

Test-to-Work:

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

Yes, we welcome our Canadian neighbors to be tested with us.

Please provide your US destination address or testing location address when booking and registering under the patient portal.

Test-to-Fly:

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.

Test-to-Work:

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.

We understand travel plans change. 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, this means you are within the 24hr window.

Please call 206-333-0595 or email [email protected] and leave a Voice mail message regarding your appointment cancellation or rescheduling details.

Please review our Cancellation Policy for more details regarding cancellations. You can expect your refund within 5-7 business days. Rescheduling appointments are free of charge.

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. Proof of payment receipt can be requested at the time of check in OR contact us at [email protected]

Receipts are not provided automatically upon check-in.

 

Please see the following links for more information:

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner

 

 

We operate various testing options 7 days a week. You may plan to expect results on both weekends and holidays.

 

Testing: 

SeaTac Office Address: 

18400 Pacific Hwy S, SeaTac, WA 98188

Mon-Sun: 8:00am – 3:00pm

Same day testing cut off: 11:30 am *not available on Sundays

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Capitol Hill Address: 

1205 E Pike St, Suite 1A, Seattle, WA 98122 

Mon-Sun: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Same-Day testing cut off: 11:45 am *not available on Sundays

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Hampton Inn Bellevue:

11405 NE 2nd Place Bellevue, WA 98004 

Mon-Sun: 8:00am – 3:00pm

Same-Day testing cut off time: 10:45 am *not available on Sundays

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Fisherman’s Terminal:

1719 West Nickerson Street, Seattle, WA 98119 

Mon-Fri: 8:00 am – 3:00pm

Same-Day testing cut off time: 11:25 am*not available on Sundays

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Tacoma Office:

3077 20th ST E, Suite C, Fife, WA 98424 

Mon-Sun: 7:00am – 2:00 pm 

Same-Day testing cut off time: 10:15 am* not available on Sundays

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Office: 

Phone lines are monitored Mon-Friday 8 am-5 pm, Sat-Sun 8 am-5 pm. Messages will be responded to in the order that they are received.

*Hours may vary by location and season and availability. Our booking system via our website will show you the most current and relevant information.

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.

We provide a variety of testing options.

Please check your country’s travel requirements closely.

You may have to comply with country requirements even if you are only transferring through that country.

If you have questions about the appropriate test, contact your airline or country’s consulate, our staff will not be able to advise you on the appropriate test required.

If you have questions about special documentation or specifics for your travels, please inquire via [email protected] and check the official CDC page for your destination details.