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COVID-19 Testing

If you have COVID-19 symptoms or would like to get tested, contact your health care provider. Health plans are required to cover COVID-19 tests. If you do not have a health care provider, call 2-1-1. If you have serious symptoms, like difficulty breathing, call 9-1-1. If you are unable to get a test from your health care provider the following options are available.

FREE COVID-19 Testing

FREE COVID-19 testing is available through the County of San Diego. Most testing locations do not require an appointment and results generally come back in about one or two days. If you are unable to get a test for your child or youth from your health care provider, children six months and older can be tested at any County test site.

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Test Results

If your test was not completed at a County of San Diego testing site, you will need to contact the agency or service provider that performed your test.

Results from County-coordinated testing sites generally come back in approximately 1-2 days. If your test result is negative, you will be notified by e-mail. If your test result is positive, you will be notified by phone and e-mail. When checking e-mail, be sure to also check your junk mail folder.

If you have not received an e-mail or call with your results 4 calendar days after the day you were tested, you may submit a test result inquiry online. While waiting for your test results, continue to monitor your health and take steps to protect yourself and others. 

For more information on testing, visit the County website.

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State of California Testing Locations

The State of California is also sponsoring other testing locations. Appointments are required.

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You may also call the State testing hotline at 888-634-1123 from 7:00am – 7:00pm, Monday-Friday.