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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. 

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

Blue Shield will waive its patients copays, coinsurance, and deductibles for COVID-19 treatments received between March 1 – September 30, 2020. Virtual screenings are available here.

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 

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.  

Recently added 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 make an appointment here or by calling 2-1-1.

Imperial Beach testing site, located in the parking lot of Mar Vista High School at 505 Elm Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 91932 

Rite Aid testing sites

  • 665 Alpine Boulevard in Alpine; 
  • 1331 South Mission Road in Fallbrook; 
  • 7224 Broadway in Lemon Grove; 
  • 1201 South Coast Highway in Oceanside; 
  • 28535 Cole Grade Road in Valley Center.


More information from the original story on other testing sites can be found below:

Here are the San Diego County free COVID-19 testing sites by day of the week. To make an appointment, click here or call 211 toll-free.

Sunday

National City, St. Anthony’s of Padua Parking Lot (Located behind the church on 19th and Wilson).  410 W 18th Street, 91950 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

San Diego, Tubman-Chavez Community Center. 415 Euclid Ave, 92114    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Closed July 4 and 5)

Monday

Chula Vista, Aquatica San Diego. 2052 Entertainment Circle, 91911. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

El Cajon, Sycuan Recreational Center. 5577 Dehesa Rd, 92019. 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

Oceanside, North Coastal Live Well Health Center. 1701 Mission Avenue, 92058. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Diego, The San Diego LGBT Community Center.  3909 Centre Street, 92103.  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Diego, San Diego County Credit Union Stadium. 9449 Friars Road, 92108    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Diego, Tubman-Chavez Community Center. 415 Euclid Ave, 92114    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Closed July 4 and 5)

San Diego, University of San Diego (USD) Parking Lot. 5998 Alcala Park, 92110    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

*Bonita, County Fire - Bonita Sunnyside Library. 4900 Bonita Road, 91902    June 29, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

*Ramona, County Fire - Ramona Library. 1275 Main Street, 92065. July 13, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 Tuesday

Chula Vista, Aquatica San Diego. 2052 Entertainment Circle, 91911. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Chula Vista, Old Sears Building. 565 Broadway Avenue, 91910. 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

El Cajon, Assessor Recorder County Clerk Building. 200 S. Magnolia Avenue, 92020    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

El Cajon, Sycuan Recreational Center. 5577 Dehesa Rd, 92019. 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

Escondido, California Center for the Arts, Escondido Center Theater    260 N. Escondido Blvd, 92025    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

National City, Kimball Senior Center    1221 D Ave, 919150    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Oceanside, North Coastal Live Well Health Center    1701 Mission Avenue, 92058    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Diego, San Diego County Credit Union Stadium    9449 Friars Road, 92108    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Diego, Tubman-Chavez Community Center. 415 Euclid Ave, 92114    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Closed July 4 and 5)

San Diego, University of San Diego (USD) Parking Lot.  5998 Alcala Park, 92110    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Ysidro, San Ysidro Civic Center    212 West Park Avenue, 92173    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

*Julian, County Fire - Julian Library    3407 CA-78, 92036    June 23, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

*Potrero, County Fire - Potrero Community Center    24550 CA-94, Potrero, CA 91963    June 30, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

*Fallbrook, County Fire - Fallbrook Regional Health District    1636 E. Mission Rd, 92028    June 30, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

 Wednesday

Chula Vista, Aquatica San Diego    2052 Entertainment Circle, 91911    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Chula Vista, Old Sears Building    565 Broadway Avenue, 91910    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

El Cajon, Assessor Recorder County Clerk Building    200 S. Magnolia Avenue, 92020    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

El Cajon, Sycuan Recreational Center   5577 Dehesa Rd, 92019  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

Escondido, California Center for the Arts, Escondido Center Theater    260 N. Escondido Blvd, 92025    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Oceanside, North Coastal Live Well Health Center    1701 Mission Avenue, 92058    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

National City, Kimball Senior Center. 1221 D Ave, 919150    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

San Diego, San Diego County Credit Union Stadium    9449 Friars Road, 92108    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Diego, University of San Diego (USD) Parking Lot. 5998 Alcala Park, 92110    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Diego, Mira Mesa Senior Center. 8460 Mira Mesa Boulevard, 92126    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Diego, Tubman-Chavez Community Center. 415 Euclid Ave, 92114    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Closed July 4 and 5)

San Ysidro, San Ysidro Civic Center. 212 West Park Avenue, 92173. 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

*Spring Valley, County Fire - Spring Valley County Library    836 Kempton St, 91977    June 24, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

*El Cajon, County Fire - Rancho San Diego Library    11555 Via Rancho San Diego, 92019    June 24, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

*Pine Valley, County Fire - Pine Valley Fire Station 44    28850 Old Hwy 80, 91962    July 1, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

*Valley Center, County Fire - Valley Center Library    29200 Cole Grade Rd, 92082    July 1, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday

Chula Vista, Aquatica San Diego. 2052 Entertainment Circle, 91911  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Chula Vista, Old Sears Building. 565 Broadway Avenue, 91910. 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

El Cajon, Assessor Recorder County Clerk Building    200 S. Magnolia Avenue, 92020    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

El Cajon, Sycuan Recreational Center. 5577 Dehesa Rd, 92019.  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

Escondido, California Center for the Arts, Escondido Center Theater    260 N. Escondido Blvd, 92025    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

National City, Kimball Senior Center    1221 D Ave, 919150    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Oceanside, North Coastal Live Well Health Center    1701 Mission Avenue, 92058    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Diego, San Diego County Credit Union Stadium    9449 Friars Road, 92108    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Diego, Tubman-Chavez Community Center. 415 Euclid Ave, 92114    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Closed July 4 and 5)

San Diego, University of San Diego (USD) Parking Lot    5998 Alcala Park, 92110    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Ysidro, San Ysidro Civic Center    212 West Park Avenue, 92173    7 a.m.– 7 p.m.

*Ramona, County Fire - Ramona Library    1275 Main Street, 92065    June 25, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

*El Cajon, County Fire - Rancho San Diego Library    11555 Via Rancho San Diego, 92019    July 2, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

*Lakeside, County Fire - Lakeside Library    9836 Vine St, 92040    July 2, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

*Jamul, County Fire - Jamul/Deer Horn Jamul Intermediate School    14581 Lyons Valley Rd, 91935    July 9 & 23, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Friday

Chula Vista, Aquatica San Diego. 2052 Entertainment Circle, 91911    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Chula Vista, Old Sears Building    565 Broadway Avenue, 91910    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

El Cajon, Assessor Recorder County Clerk Building    200 S. Magnolia Avenue, 92020    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Escondido, California Center for the Arts, Escondido Center Theater    260 N. Escondido Blvd, 92025    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

National City, Kimball Senior Center    1221 D Ave, 919150    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Oceanside, North Coastal Live Well Health Center    1701 Mission Avenue, 92058    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Diego, San Diego County Credit Union Stadium    9449 Friars Road, 92108    9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (July 3, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

San Diego, Tubman-Chavez Community Center. 415 Euclid Ave, 92114    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Closed July 4 and 5)

San Diego, University of San Diego (USD) Parking Lot    5998 Alcala Park, 92110    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Diego, Mira Mesa Senior Center. 8460 Mira Mesa Boulevard, 92126  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Ysidro, San Ysidro Civic Center. 212 West Park Avenue, 92173  7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Campo, County Fire - Lake Morena County Park. 2550 Lake Morena Dr, 91906    June 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

*Alpine, County Fire - Alpine Library  1752 Alpine Blvd, 91901  June 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

*Julian, County Fire - Julian Library. 3407 CA-78, 92036. July 3, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

*Spring Valley, County Fire - Spring Valley County Library    836 Kempton St, 91977    July 3, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturday

Chula Vista, Old Sears Building    565 Broadway, 91910    7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

El Cajon, Assessor Recorder County Clerk Building    200 S. Magnolia Avenue, 92020    7  a.m. - 7 p.m.

Escondido, California Center for the Arts, Escondido Center Theater    260 N. Escondido Blvd, 92025    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

National City, Kimball Senior Center. 1221 D Ave, 919150    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

San Diego, Euclid Health Center    292 Euclid Ave, 92114    9  a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Diego, San Diego County Credit Union Stadium    9449 Friars Road, 92108    11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

San Diego, Tubman-Chavez Community Center. 415 Euclid Ave, 92114    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Closed July 4 and 5)

San Ysidro, San Ysidro Civic Center    212 West Park Avenue, 92173    7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

CVS Health opened no-cost testing sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thrus in San Diego County. Self-swab tests will be available to individuals meeting U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, in addition to state and age guidelines.

Patients must register in advance to schedule an appointment here.

The testing sites are located at these CVS pharmacies:

-- 1810 Main St., Ramona;

-- 6265 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego; and

-- 800 Palm Ave., Imperial Beach  

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