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Drop-In COVID-19 Testing at Children’s Discovery Museum of San José; Other Opportunities in San José, Morgan Hill, Santa Clara, Los Altos, Sunnyvale and Gilroy

Oct. 10, 2020

Santa Clara County, CA – There will be free pop-up testing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San José in conjunction with the start of Binational Health Week, a monthlong annual effort to address health disparities experienced by Latinx people. 

In addition to COVID-19 tests, there will be free flu shots from Bay Area Community Health, free face coverings, health information and more at Saturday’s event. Distancing and safety measures will be in place to protect the health of attendees. 

“Binational Health Week focuses on the very communities that we are seeing most disproportionately affected by COVID-19,” said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, COVID-19 Testing Officer for the County of Santa Clara. “We’ve looked forward to Binational Health Week each year since 2005, but this year it’s particularly poignant -- we need to redouble our efforts to address the healthcare disparities in these communities.” 

For more about Binational Health Week and the various programs that will be offered, visit and in Spanish at

The County of Santa Clara continues to remind those with healthcare coverage that systems such as Kaiser Permanente, Sutter/Palo Alto Medical Foundation and others are required by County order to offer free testing to symptomatic persons, persons who have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case, and all “essential workers.” Examples of “essential workers” include teachers, healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, and persons who work in agriculture or food manufacturing. For more information on testing rights, see our Frequently Asked Questions page

Next week, appointment-only testing will be conducted at sites in Morgan Hill, Santa Clara, Los Altos and Sunnyvale. Appointments can be made starting seven days in advance of the testing date until all slots are reserved at​. Appointment-based testing is also available in San José at the Fairgrounds, with appointments now available five days in advance. 

APPOINTMENT-BASED TESTING SITES—make an appointment by visiting and clicking on “Schedule an Appointment Today”

Text message results are available at appointment-based County of Santa Clara testing facilities.

San José

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Parking Lot A (across from the blue arch) - Drive-through, bike, and walk-up appointments
Across the street from the Fairgrounds main entrance, 344 Tully Road, San José, CA 95111
Appointments Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 13 – Oct. 16, 12 – 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Morgan Hill

Morgan Hill Council Chamber Building, 17555 Peak Ave., Morgan Hill, CA 95037
By appointment only for Tuesday, Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Santa Clara

Santa Clara Central Park Library, 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA 95051
By appointment only for Wednesday, Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Los Altos

Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022
By appointment only for Thursday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Murphy Park, 260 N. Sunnyvale Ave., Sunnyvale, 94086
By appointment only for Friday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

POP-UP TESTING SITES – No appointments needed and only for people without symptoms

San José – Binational Health Week Event

Children’s Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose, 95110
Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

San José

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 467 N. White Road, San Jose, 95127
Tuesday to Friday, Oct. 13 – Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

San José

Santa Clara County Public Health Department -- Story Road Hub, 1775 Story Road, Suite 120, San Jose, 95122
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 15 – Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


South County Annex (formerly Del Buono Elementary) – 9300 Wren Avenue, Gilroy, 95020
Tuesday to Friday, Oct. 13 – Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The County test sites provide COVID-19 tests free of charge, regardless of immigration status, and no doctor’s note is needed. At some County test sites, people with insurance may be asked to provide their insurance information, so that payment from the insurance company can be collected. However, patients won’t be billed for any co-pay, deductible, or any other cost for testing.   Those without health insurance or those who do not provide insurance information can still get a test at those sites. 

For people without COVID-19 symptoms, the County currently offers indoor and drive-through sites. People with symptoms are directed to drive-through sites to reduce the chance of getting others sick. 

County test sites and additional sites operated by other organizations are mapped on the County’s website at 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: 10/10/2020 11:02 AM