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Here's where to get tested for COVID-19 in San Diego County

Various state and county testing sites are free in San Diego County. Appointments can be made online.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — It is recommended that you first contact your healthcare provider for a COVID-19 test. 

San Diego County COVID-19 testing locations

San Diego County recommends contacting your health provider first for a COVID-19 test. If you are unable to get a COVID-19 test from your healthcare provider, testing is available at several locations across the county for no cost.

Find county testing locations or search for testing locations by day to make an appointment.  

If you do not have a healthcare provider and would like to get connected to one, call 2-1-1

California COVID-19 testing locations

California has a goal of having every Californian being within a 30-minute drive of a testing site. Here is the list of California state-run sites, including ongoing testing sites in the San Diego area.  

There are no out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing. An insured person can get a COVID-19 test when needed by any provider, in or out of their health plan network, at no cost. If you’re uninsured, the government pays for your test.

Other COVID-19 testing options

There are many other optons for testing in San Diego County. It is recommended that you contact your health provider first.

Kaiser Permanente offers testing for members.

Rite Aid Pharmacies offers free drive-thru testing by appointment.

CVS Health offers no-cost testing sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thrus in San Diego Count by appointment.

Walgreens offers free drive-thru testing testing for ages 3+ at select locations.

San Diego County offers links to other community organizations that can provide testing to the public.

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