WCHC, Inc.

HAPPY VALLEY: 828.754.6850 ~ COLLETTSVILLE: 828.754.2409

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing:

*By appointment only*

West Caldwell Health Council, Inc. is now offering COVID-19 rapid testing at Happy Valley Medical Center. Results will be communicated no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of testing. See the criteria for testing below:

  • Do you have symptoms of COVID-19?  https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/symptoms
  • Are you 65 years of age or older?
  • Do you have chronic health conditions?
  • Do you live in a group home, homeless shelter or assisted living center?
  • Do you work as a healthcare worker, first responder, EMS, law enforcement, fire, or military?
  • Do you work in a long term care facility or correction facility?
  • Do you work as a front–line essential worker (grocery store clerk, gas station attendant, etc)?
  • Have you traveled recently?
  • Have you been around anyone who has tested positive for COVID–19?

Other Considerations for Testing:

  • Patients or persons who are required to be tested prior to a medical procedure or surgery etc.
  • Patients or persons who are required to be retested by their employer prior to returning back to work.  *Please bring a note from your employer where re-testing is required to return to work. 
  • Patients or persons who are traveling soon and need to be tested prior to traveling.  *See information below about our COVID-19 test to see if it meets your testing requirements for travel.


If you meet the criteria for testing, you may contact Happy Valley Medical Center to get tested at 828-754-6850.  (*Note:  testing is only offered to patients 7 years and older.) 

If you are able, please print and complete the following forms prior to testing:

*Also, please bring your photo ID (or a copy if you are able).  There is no charge for testing at this point in time.

About our COVID-19 Rapid Test:

*Click here for a Fact Sheet regarding our COVID-19 antigen test and for more information about the test, including the accuracy rate.

*If you are the parent/guardian of a K-12 student, please click here for testing requirements released by the Caldwell County School system.