The State Health Department says anyone who is not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, should stay home and only seek a test if they start to feel sick.
However, more locally, counties, hospitals, pharmacies and other medical facilities offer a much wider range of access. Montgomery County offers free COVID-19 tests to anyone who wants one at any of the county health department's federally funded sites.
"We believe strongly that the more we test, the more we know. And that really helps us drive our decision-making in the county," said Dr. Val Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.
In order to be tested there, residents don't need a doctors note, to exhibit symptoms or even have contact with a patient who tested positive. They say it's something they felt was important to offer the community.
"We now know, very clearly, and this is not something we knew 17 weeks ago.. that you can not have any symptoms and still be contagious. So we want to try to identify as many people as we can," said Dr. Arkoosh.
While she hopes to test all who want to be tested, the federal funding the current testing sites have will be shut off on Wednesday.
Dr. Arkoosh said they plan to open six on July 6, which will be funded through the CARES Act.
What about your local urgent care facilities and walk-in clinics? Asymptomatic patients can be tested there too.
But for some facilities, you must first fill out an online questionnaire which will either tell you if you qualify for a test or not. Many times, asymptomatic patients will be turned down. It's not the case for every clinic we researched but we found that you may have to look around for the one that lets you schedule an appointment. Infectious disease specialists say asymptomatic patients should always consult with a doctor first.
"If you're just not sure and really want to talk through what is the right type of testing, or is testing appropriate for me in this situation, I do encourage people to do that through conversation, discussion and shared decision-making with their provider," said Dr. Timothy Friel, an infectious disease specialist for Lehigh Valley Health Network.