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FREE COVID-19 Testing Sites


COVID-19 testing is free, easy, and safe. You have many options to get tested.

If you have health insurance, COVID-19 testing is available through your healthcare provider. Large healthcare systems, including the County of Santa Clara Health and Hospital System, Kaiser Permanente, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Stanford Healthcare, El Camino Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Regional Medical Center are all required to test the following three categories of patients:
  1. All patients with COVID-19 symptoms
  2. All patients who have had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19
  3. All patients at higher risk of exposure to COVID-19 because they work in front-line settings, regularly ride mass transit, or have recently attended a mass gathering.
To learn more about the recent COVID-19 testing requirements for healthcare providers in the County of Santa Clara, please visit the links below. 

With more than 50 sites open across the community, the County of Santa Clara continues to help more people get tested for COVID-19. Sites are accessible and staff are available to assist. Call ahead before visiting a hospital, clinic, doctor’s office or community testing site to notify them that you might have COVID-19 or if you are experiencing symptoms such as a fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, body aches, or loss of sense of taste/smell.​

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Have a healthcare provider? Call your doctor today to schedule a testing appointment at your designated hospital or clinic. Select the “Hospitals and Clinics” icon to find your provider.

If you do not have a healthcare provider, free and easy testing is available at community and pop-up testing sites across the county. The pop-up testing sites will change every few days, so check back often for new options. The Community Testing sites are typically around longer. Both focus on providing only COVID-19 testing. Select the “Community Testing” icon or the “Pop-up Testing” icon to view the listing of sites and learn how to get tested today. The community and pop-up sites are only for individuals who at the moment do not have any COVID-19 symptoms.

For a list of locations and more information about testing, click the icons below:

​​Find a clinic or community testing site closest to you and make an appointment today!

  • VTA Route Planning: (408) 321-2300
  • Paratransit: (408) 321-2381

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What should I do if I think I might have COVID-19? 

If you recently started having any of the symptoms below, call your doctor to be evaluated for testing or visit a testing location. It can take up to 14 days after being exposed to someone with COVID-19 for you to feel symptoms, such as: 

  • Fever, cough, shortness of breath/trouble breathing 
  • Chills, night sweats, sore throat, muscle/body aches 
  • Loss of taste or smell, headache, confusion, vomiting, diarrhea ​
Who Should Get Tested? 
  • Anyone experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms above should get tested. 
  • Anyone, whether or not they have symptoms, who has been exposed to someone who was confirmed to have COVID-19 should get tested right away. 

The Public Health Department is also recommending testing for the following groups of people even if they do not have any symptoms:

  • Any front line or healthcare worker who regularly interacts with members of the public and cannot maintain social distancing at work should ideally get tested once a month.
    • This may include those who work in healthcare, homeless shelters, jails and other custodial settings, food banks, public safety/emergency response, food service, grocery, construction, delivery, janitorial, transit, or social work, among other jobs.
    • ​This does not include those who are able to maintain social distancing while at work, such as essential workers who work in a back office.
  • Any person who works in a skilled nursing facility should ideally get tested every two weeks.​

While waiting for test results:

  • If you have symptoms: isolate as recommended 
  • If you have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19: quarantine as recommended and monitor symptoms
  • If you do not have symptoms: follow proper social distancing protocols, wear a face covering, and wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  • If your test result is positive, you should expect a call from the Public Health Department. To learn more about this call visit the Contact Tracing page
  • For more information on what to do if you think you are sick, visit our Learn What to Do Page

* No Doctor or Health Insurance?

  • Call 1-888-334-1000 (toll-free) > select your language > then press 9 to hear options and speak with an advice nurse who can help you find care.
  • Call (866) 967-4677 (toll-free) to speak with a Financial Counselor to learn about free or low-cost health coverage and insurance programs for you and your family.

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Do You Need Support During Isolation or Quarantine?​ English | Chinese | Vietnamese | Tagalog​​​ | Spanish​

Santa Clara County COVID-19 Support Team provides resources to County residents who test positive for COVID-19 or are identified as contacts to a positive case to enable them to isolate or quarantine safely. There are three main components to the program.

The first component consists of a motel with supportive services for cases and contacts who cannot safely isolate or quarantine at home or who do not have a home. At this hotel, the County offers limited case management services, three meals per day and laundry services. Medical and behavioral health staff perform wellness checks weekly and connect individuals to social services, medical and behavioral health services based on their needs. Transportation to and from the motel to initiate or conclude isolation or quarantine can be provided. Once the isolation or quarantine period is complete, the Program staff assist participants to return to their homes or transition to appropriate and available congregate and non-congregate shelter settings.

The second component provides support services for persons who can isolate and quarantine at home, but who need some assistance. The supportive services are similar to what is provided at the motel. Most participating households need help buying groceries and cleaning supplies.

The third component of the Program is rental and financial assistance specifically for individuals and families participating in this Program. Each household may be eligible for up to $5,000.

This service is available to households who need to use a hotel and to households who can isolate or quarantine at home.

The referral hotline is available 7 days/week, 8 am – 5 pm. Please call 408-808-7770 to make a referral.


Last updated: 8/11/2020 2:39 PM