FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2020
Other Easily Accessible Locations in San José, Gilroy, Milpitas, Mountain View, Cupertino, Campbell and Palo Alto for November 2-7
Santa Clara County, CA – Due to the popularity of the County of Santa Clara’s COVID-19 testing site at the Fairgrounds, staffing has been increased to accommodate 2,500 tests per day. The appointment-based, drive-through location minimizes the time those being tested are on site.
“Readily available testing locations help us protect our friends, family, and community, while our high testing numbers help us to remain in less restrictive State tiers. There is still more work to be done and it is important for essential workers to be regularly tested,” said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, COVID-19 Testing Officer for the County of Santa Clara.
In addition to the rotating appointment-only sites in various cities and the ongoing no-appointment needed locations, the County will be conducting testing at San Ysidro Park in Gilroy and the Public Health Department’s Resource Hub at Story Road in East San José.
Next week, appointment-only testing will be conducted at sites in San José, Milpitas, Mountain View, Cupertino, Campbell and Palo Alto. Appointments can be made starting seven days in advance of the testing date until all slots are reserved at www.sccfreetest.org. Appointment-based testing is also available in San José at the Fairgrounds, with appointments available five days in advance.
APPOINTMENT-BASED TESTING SITES—make an appointment by visiting www.sccfreetest.org and clicking on “Schedule an Appointment Today”
Text message results are available at appointment-based County of Santa Clara testing facilities.
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, Nov. 3-6, 12 to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Milpitas Sports Center, 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas 95035
By appointment only for Monday, Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View 94041
By appointment only for Tuesday, Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cupertino Senior Center, 21251 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino 95014
By appointment only for Wednesday, Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Campbell Orchard City Banquet Hall, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell 95008
By appointment only for Thursday, Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto 94303
By appointment only for Friday, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
POP-UP TESTING SITES – No appointments needed and only for people without symptoms
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 467 N. White Road, San Jose, 95127
Tuesday to Friday, Nov. 3-6, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Public Health Department’s Resource Hub in East San José, 1775 Story Road, Ste. 120, San Jose, 95122
Friday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
South County Annex (formerly Del Buono Elementary) – 9300 Wren Ave., Gilroy, 95020
Tuesday to Friday, Nov. 3-6, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
San Ysidro Park, 7700 Murray Ave., Gilroy, 95020
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1 p.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.
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. The County also collects and publishes data on testing by large healthcare systems: www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/dashboard-testing.aspx#hstesting.
County test sites and additional sites operated by other organizations are mapped on the County’s website at www.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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