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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. Appointments can be made over the phone or online either in English or Spanish.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — Health plans are required to cover COVID-19 tests at no cost to the patient, even if they are asymptomatic. It is recommended that you first contact your healthcare provider for a COVID-19 test. 

County COVID-19 testing sites

San Diego County said testing at all sites is free and can be done by appointment. Testing will be done for individuals with symptoms of the virus or those in high-risk priority groups. Individuals can find county locations, hours, and make an appointment here or by calling 2-1-1.

State COVID-19 testing sites

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

Other COVID-19 testing options

If you have questions about COVID-19 but don't have health insurance or are a Medi-Cal patient, you can call the Medi-Cal Nurse Call Line at 1 (877) 409-9052

Kaiser Permanente members can make an appointment for a COVID-19 test here.

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

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

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