Stay Safe, Stay Smart

Please remember the 3 Ws when returning to public spaces to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wait at least 6 feet apart when in line
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands regularly

The purpose of face coverings is to reduce your chance of transmitting the virus to others. Wearing face coverings in public is a sign of caring and compassion.

The Board of Commissioners approved requiring the use of face coverings for indoor public facing businesses such as retail stores and restaurants, effective Tuesday, May 26, 2020. This requirement is for Asheville and unincorporated Buncombe County only.

If you have symptoms, or are a close contact of someone who has tested positive you can get tested.

COVID-19 Testing Providers

MAHEC Family Health Center
Please call the MAHEC Family Health Center for a telemedicine visit before you arrive. Call (828) 257-4730. Sliding Scale may apply.

Mercy Urgent Care
Visit to schedule a telemedicine appointment or a safe visit at one of our eight WNC locations.

Mission My Care Now
Mission Health’s Virtual Clinic at can direct you to COVID-19 testing. Most insurance plans will reimburse the costs. $25 virtual visit fee. Additional lab fee (if tested).

Range Urgent Care
Please go online or call before you arrive, (828) 412-0327. Email,

If you have private insurance, payment for testing should be covered by your insurance company. If you are uninsured, please ask about the CARES Act which may cover the cost of the medical provider assessment and testing for COVID-19. Some providers offer charity care assistance or sliding scale options for payment. Check with your provider about these details.

Visit the Buncombe Ready COVID-19 Self-Checker to check symptoms.

For more information, please visit

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