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County of Santa Clara Launches New and Expanded Drive-Through and Pop-Up Testing Locations for Free, Easy COVID-19 Testing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 25, 2020

Six New or Expanded Testing Sites at Community Centers, Parking Lots, and County Health System Locations in Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Mountain View and San Jose 

Santa Clara County, CA – The County of Santa Clara is expanding access to COVID-19 testing by launching or expanding six new test locations today. The locations were chosen based on data showing a higher rate of recent cases in these areas compared to nearby areas. All people getting tested at these sites pay nothing for the test. 

“The County is bringing testing capacity to where it’s needed,” said Cindy Chavez, President of the Board of Supervisors. “Please take advantage of this opportunity to get tested in your neighborhood: it’s fast, free and you don’t need insurance.” 

Essential workers with regular interaction with the public should get tested now and once every month going forward. This includes grocery store clerks, food delivery workers, retail associates, first responders, and many other types of workers. The County recommends that these front-line workers get tested even if they have no symptoms at all. Testing can identify the infection before a person feels unwell or before they spread it to another person with potentially deadly consequences. People can get a test through their regular doctor, or from one of these new or expanded sites around the county. 

"I encourage everyone to protect themselves and their family by scheduling a test at one of our test sites throughout Santa Clara County," said County Supervisor Joe Simitian. 

The County of Santa Clara is closely partnering with the City of Mountain View to launch mobile testing services this week at the City’s Rengstorff Park. “We are pleased to be working with the County to bring testing to one our areas of highest need in Mountain View,” noted Mayor Margaret Abe-Koga. “We need everyone – including cities, the County, and private healthcare providers and labs – to do their part to help us get through this crisis.” 

TEMPORARY TESTING SITES IN MOUNTAIN VIEW AND SAN JOSE 
Testing will be available in outdoor “pop-up” sites in Mountain View on Monday, May 25 and Wednesday, May 27; and in San Jose on Friday, May 29. This is walk-up testing, available without an appointment. Insurance is not required. A doctor’s note is not required. 

Due to expected hot weather, water will be available at these sites. 
  • Monday, May 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Rengstorff Park Pool Area, 201 S Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040 
  • Wednesday, May 27, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Rengstorff Park Pool Area, 201 S Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040 
  • Friday, May 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    La Placita Tropicana Shopping Center parking lot, 1630 Story Rd, San Jose, CA 95122 
DRIVE-THRU TESTING SITES IN MILPITAS, MORGAN HILL AND SAN JOSE 
The County of Santa Clara is also making drive-thru testing available to the public at four existing County Health System locations in Milpitas, Morgan Hill and San Jose. Testing is available 7 days a week. Appointments are required for this drive-thru testing and these can be made online through a link at sccfreetest.org or by calling 888-334-1000. 

  • 1325 East Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035 (location subject to change) 
  • 18550 De Paul Dr., Morgan Hill, CA 95037 
  • 777 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95112 
  • 1993 McKee Road, San Jose, CA 95116 

The tests offered are viral detection tests, which diagnose a person who currently has the infection. Read more about the difference between viral detection tests and serology tests at www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/covid19-testing-learn-more.aspx#types. With the addition of these six sites, there are now at least 46 sites throughout the county offering COVID-19 viral detection testing. 

All new and expanded test sites and additional sites operated by other organizations are mapped on the County’s website at sccfreetest.org​. The site is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Tagalog. Information is also available by calling 2-1-1. 

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Last updated: 6/24/2020 6:26 PM