Options for Accessing COVID-19 Testing

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Resources and language provided by the California Health and Human Services Agency – Department of Social Services. www.cdss.ca.gov


Finding a Testing Site

The California COVID-19 Testing Task Force has developed the Finding a Testing Site webpage (covid19.ca.gov/get-tested/), where individuals can search for the nearest available COVID-19 testing location. The website features both state and community-based testing locations, including sites operated by Verily and OptumServe, which are open to Californians who meet current testing guidelines. Testing is free for all individuals, including those who are uninsured or undocumented. Individual testing results must be provided to the licensee. The licensee must keep the test results confidential.

On the Finding a Testing Site webpage, Californians are able to find a COVID-19 testing site near their location by using any one of the following options:

  • Choose Current Location
  • Search by Address, City, or Zip Code
  • Click on the interactive map
  • Users can adjust their search radius to their preferred distance

Search results provide the user with site information, such as the address, hours of operation, any requirements, and the option to schedule an appointment where needed for non-drop-in locations. Note that the timeframe for receiving test results varies by testing site.


Private Healthcare Providers

Testing may also be available through private healthcare providers, such as hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, pharmacies, etc. Individuals seeking testing through a private healthcare provider should consult with their primary care provider.


Additional Resources

The following resources are available online:

For more information about testing, please visit covid19.ca.gov/get-tested and for additional COVID-19 information and resources, visit IRC’s coronavirus page.

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Inland Regional Center's Community Engagement Unit can be reached at [email protected]

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