Yesss! FREE COVID19 testing for everyone in Bay Area! Please protect your family!
The locations [map below] are community testing sites that don’t require referrals, membership or insurance (although some sites will bill the insurance providers of patients who have coverage).
Date: May 20, 2020.
Unless otherwise noted, the testing sites use nasal or oral swabs to determine if you have the virus — not an antibody (serology) blood-based test to determine if you’ve been exposed to it.
Most sites require appointments (click map for specific details), and test results should be available within three days.
Some sites only offer tests to patients who have at least one symptom or have been exposed to the virus, although most now offer them to all front-line or essential workers, regardless of symptoms or exposure.
California’s testing capacity has increased significantly in recent weeks among both private practices and public health clinics, with more than 35,000 tests now being conducted daily, up from an average of just 2,000 a day in March. That, however, still falls far short of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s goal of ramping up to at least 60,000 tests a day.
Since the beginning of May, the state has opened more than a 100 new free community testing sites across California through multimillion-dollar contracts with OptumServe, a Minnesota-based federal health services contractor, and Project Baseline, which is run by Verily, Google’s sister company. And last week, Newsom also gave pharmacies the green light to test for the coronavirus.
Did you know Californians have access to free #COVID19 testing?
Find a testing site near you: covid19.ca.gov/