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COVID-19 Testing


Tacoma Musical Playhouse will be offering free testing through the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s mobile testing labs. Currently, testing is scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, December 23, 2020 – 10 am – 3 pm

The mobile testing lab will be set up in the back parking lot behind Tacoma Musical Playhouse.

Testing FAQ


Pierce County will bring one of its mobile testing trailers to an outdoor location in the back of the Tacoma Musical Playhouse Building. The test is available via drive-thru or walk-up.

No, the mobile testing site operates on a first-come, first-served basis. The County will develop a pre-registration form and appointment times if the TMP becomes busy.

The County has in place protocols for people to wear masks and stay 6 feet away from others. Staff helping people take the tests wear full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gear. Volunteer staff are on site to monitor and encourage physical distancing. People can get tested without leaving their vehicles.

The test is free.

You will not be asked to show ID or insurance information. Volunteers ask for a phone number so we can contact you with the test results, and you will be asked to fill out a form for the lab test (see next question).

To make the process go faster, please fill out this form in advance so you can be contacted with results, and fill out this form for the lab test. Complete both forms on your device, and print and bring them with you to the testing site. Complete one form for each person being tested in your group. If you can’t print and fill them out in advance, the forms will be available at the testing site.

Everyone should get tested, as a precautionary measure.

Yes, minors can get a test if they bring a written note from a parent or guardian with permission to test for COVID-19.

A nasal swab. It is not painful, just uncomfortable for a moment.

DispatchHealth, in affiliation with MultiCare, is the medical provider conducting the tests. People with positive test results will be prioritized for contact. People should get their results back within five to seven business days. If they have not received their results, they can call (833) 723-0490.

DispatchHealth, the medical provider who conducts the tests, will deliver the results.

Call DispatchHealth at 833-723-0490.

Patient privacy is important. Results are shared with the person who takes the test. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department receives any positive results. They only use the information to support case and contact investigation.

There are other testing options in Pierce County beyond the mobile testing stations at UW Tacoma. Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has an updated list of additional sites where people can get tested.

Additional questions?

If you have any questions, please contact TMP’s Box Office, at boxoffice@tmp.org.