The following information provided by the California Covid-19 website. For the most current information please visit the following link.
As the vaccination rate increases across California, CDPH is adapting testing guidance to focus on:
Testing provides insights into community prevalence and transmission. This lets us monitor the introduction of new variants into the community and the evolution of the virus.
Read CDPH’s Updated Testing Guidance to find out who needs to get tested, when, and how often.
There are no out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing. A health plan enrollee can get a COVID-19 testPDF when needed by any provider, in or out of their health plan network, at no cost. If you’re uninsured, the government pays for your test.
Predicine has partnered with the California Covid Testing Task Force to offer sample collection options at selected Bay Area locations. Tests are available for everyone, including:
Testing with Predicine
Tests are by appointment only. Find a location near you and make an appointment at: Register to be tested for COVID-19
If you do not have internet access, call 1 (877) 752-3958
Predicine community testing sites serve all individuals who qualify for a test. This includes uninsured, underinsured, undocumented and homeless individuals. You do not need a driver’s license to get this test.
Yes. The federal guidancePDF requires health plans to provide testing at no cost to everyone (even those without COVID-19 symptoms or possible exposure to COVID-19). You do not need to be an “essential worker” to get a COVID-19 test.
To get tested you can go to any COVID-19 testing provider authorized or licensed by the state. You do not need to go to a provider that is in your health plan’s or health insurer’s provider network. You do not need to get permission from your health plan or health insurer before going to get a COVID-19 test. And you do not need to pay a co-payment for a COVID-19 test.
Turnaround time for coronavirus test results is usually less than two days. Approximately two-thirds are returned within a day and more than 85% are available within two days.
This turnaround time includes shipping time. So for labs that process home testing kits, turnaround time may depend on when an individual mails back their kit.
If you haven’t received your test results and it’s been several days, contact:
Read more at California’s COVID-19 Testing Task Force.
The following are accepted:
The information provided should include name of person tested, type of test performed, and date of negative test result. For PCR, the date of negative result must be within the prior 72 hours; for antigen, the date of negative result must be within the prior 24 hours.
If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after 10 days have passed since your test.
The CDC has detailed recommendations for people who test positive but have no symptoms.
You should self-isolate from others in your household who have not tested positive. Sleep and stay in a separate room from them, and use a separate bathroom, if possible. Multiple infected people in the same household can use the same room for isolation.
Members of your household should get tested right away. They should quarantine for at least 14 days:
You do not have to quarantine if: