COVID-19 Hotline: 916-875-2400

COVID-19 Testing Sites​

​​​​Tested Positive for COVID, What Now?​​

​​​​Get Tested. Sacramento County Public Health is encouraging testing.

Sacramento County testing sites are NOT for: travel clearance; surgery clearance (contact healthcare provider); people with severe fever, cough, or other symptoms. (contact healthcare provider); or, people who have tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of the testing date.

Latest COVID-19 Testing News

Antigen Testing – Rapid Results in 15 Minutes

Our 13 COVID-19 Community Testing Sites are adding antigen rapid testing options (results in 15 minutes)​ for those who need immediate results starting Monday, June 14, in additional to the traditional PCR testing currently offered. Patients may follow-up a positive antigen result with a PCR test to ensure accuracy in the same visit (PCR results are within 3 days).

The antigen test is not as sen​sitive as the PCR test. Antigen testing will not suffice for air travel or when a PCR test is required to get into an events. However, it is a great option for those who are unvaccinated and must have regular testing for school sports and workplace testing, or if you’ve been around a large group of people, or have a known COVID-19 exposure, for example.​

Community COVID-19 Testing Sites​​​​​

The Sacramento County Department of Health Services is partnering with local community agencies to provide Community-Based Testing Sites for free COVID-19 testing by appointment for Sacramento County residents. 

The PCR and Antigen t​ests will be administered with a self-administered​ nasal swab: Self Swabbing Video Graphic.PNG

Testing appointments are available regardless of U.S. citizenship or legal residency status for anyone 2 years and older (minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian). For your scheduled appointment, bring any form of identification with your date of birth to check-in. Face masks/coverings must be worn at all testing sites, some masks will be available. Maintain physical distancing while in testing sites. Using the contact information you provided for​ your appointment, you will receive your PCR test results within 3 days. Antigen test results are provided in 15 minutes.

​​FREE Testing: Schedule ​/ Locations / Appointment Contact​ - All locations close from noon-1p.m., *except where noted below​.

Community Testing Sites Map Reference​

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Closed Noon-1PM)​
Liberty Towers Church
5132 Elkhorn Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95842 | 916-583-8877 
Complete COLOR Registration for Testing: ​

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Closed Noon-1PM) (Closed Monday, July 5 due to holiday)
La Familia Maple Neighborhood Center ​​
3301 37th Ave., Room 7, Sacramento, CA 95824 (park on 36th Ave)​ | 916-990-1311

Complete COLOR Registration for Testing:​​ 

10AM - 5PM (No Lunch Closure) (Closed Tuesday, July 6 due to​ holiday)
Natomas Unified School District​
1931 Arena Blvd., Sacramento, CA 958​34 | 916-561-5253
Complete COLOR Registration for Testing: 

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Closed 1-2PM​)​

Cordova Neighborhood Church 
10600 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova CA 95670​ | 916-361-8684
Complete COLOR Registration for Testing: http://www.thefccp.or​g/covid ​

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oak Hills Church
1100 Blue Ravine Rd., Folsom, CA 95630​ | 916-983-0181 

Complete COLOR Registration for Testing:​​  

8AM - 11:30AM and 1:00 PM - 3:30 ​PM  (Closed​ 11:30a-1p)​
South Sacramento Christian Center
7710 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95823 | 916-681-6791
Complete COLOR Registration for Testing: ​ 

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM ​
Asian Resources, Inc. (ARI) ​ 
6270 Elder Creek Road, Sacramento, CA 95824​​ | 916-454-1892
Complete COLOR Registration for Testing: 

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM  ​
Chabolla Parks & Recreation Classrooms (June 2021 - new location) 
610 Chabolla Ave., Galt, CA 95632 | 209-366-7180
Complete COLOR Registration for Testing: ​ 

1:00PM - 5:00 PM 
River Delta - Walnut Grove Elementary
14181 Grove St., Walnut Grove, CA 95690​ | 916-776-2077 
Complete COLOR Registration for Testing:​ 

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Closed Noon-1PM)
Robertsons Community Center
3525 Norwood Ave., Sacramento, CA 95838 | 916-567-9567 
Complete COLOR Registration for Testing: 

9AM - 12PM ​and 1PM - 5PM ​(Closed Noon-1PM)
St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church 
3996 14th Ave., Sacramento County, CA 95820 | 916-573-3555​
Complete COLOR Registration for Testing:​ 

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ​(Closed Noon-1PM)​​
Tetteh Pediatric Health​
7248 S Land Park Dr.​, Suite 118, Sacramento, CA 95831
Complete COLOR Registration for Testing: ​

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM​
Sacramento Native American Health Center ​
2020 J St., Sacramento CA 95811 | 916-394-5101
Complete COLOR Registration for Testing:​ https://www.snahc.o​rg/covid-testing/​ 

OptumServe/LHI COVID-19 Testing Sites​ have Closed

The COVID-19 testing site at Cal Expo closed April 30, 2021 and Elk Grove's closed May 28, 2021. For free COVID-19 testing in Sacramento County, please see the other Community COVID-19 Testing Sites that are in partnership with Sacramento County and community-based organizations above, or go to a non-County testing locations below. ​​

Other non-County sponsored COVID-19 Testing Locations​

Antioch Progressive Church

Free Testing Location and Hours
7650 Amherst Street, ​Sacramento, Ca. 958332 
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Pre-Register for Testing: Coming Soon
Easy pre-registration, but no appointment necessary and walk-ups taken. Results in 2-3 days. Free and no insurance required.

Potter’s House Church

Free Testing Location and Hours:
2994 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento CA 95815
Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Pre-Register for Testing:​m/covid/sign-up/start?partner=pottershouse

Easy pre-registration, but no appointment necessary and walk-ups taken. Results in 2-3 days. Free and no insurance required.
Contact information: 
916-923-6142 |

​Pucci’s Pharmacy 

Offers rapid antigen testing in your vehicle with the BD Veritor Plus SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen test via pharmacist-collected nasal swab with results in as little as 15 minutes. Pucci's Pharma​cy is billing patient’s insurance for this service. 

By appointment only - to schedule,​ go to​ (click COVID Testing Schedule)

Testing Location and Hours:
2821 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
*Testing is performed outside. Patients should remain in their car and contact the pharmacy via phone (916-442-5891) or text (916-796-4514) to notify of arrival for appointment.

Senneca Diagnostics Community Testing Site

MarketPlace 99 
9121 East Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA 95624
December 10 - ​13 8:30-4:00
December 17 - 19 8:30-4:00
December 27 - 29 8:30-4:00

​Health and Life Organization

Must have an appointment. Book​ online here or call 916-642-1867 ext. 7000

-Sacramento Community Clinic - Explorer 3030 Explorer Drive, Sacramento, Ca 95827 Mon/Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Tues 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

-Sacramento Community Clinic - 55th Clinic 7215 55th Street, Sacramento, Ca 95823 Thurs.:  8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

-Sacramento Community Clinic - Del Paso 2200 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815 Tues: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Free Self-Swab Style COVID-19 Testing with Registration a​t​ (results 2-3 days) is offered at the following locations:

​-Raley's Store #405 4850 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822 Tuesday, Thursday   8am-10am

-​Raley's Store #447 4650 Natomas Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95835 Tuesday, Thursday   1pm-3pm

Consulate General of Mexico

Free Testing. No appointment or health insurance needed. Must be 18 years old or older​​​. Si, hablamos español​. Monday through Friday 8AM – 4PM​:

2093 Arena Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834

Flyers: ​Mexican Consulate COVID-19 Testing ; (Spanish)

Rite Aid

Drive-Thru Testing is by appointment only. Go to to make an appointment for the following locations:

7211 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95758

5610 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95824

6420 Rio Linda Blvd, Rio Linda, CA 95673


Drive-Thru Testing – with pre-screening. Testing available daily 9AM-5PM at the following location:

4331 Antelope Rd, Sacramento, CA 95843

Flyers: Walgreens COVID 19 Testing Sacramento CA ; (Spanish)

Find other COVID-19 testing sites in Sacramento County (click the “Expand All”) 

Waiting for test results or feeling sick?


By now, everyone should know that if you are sick, stay home. However, new evidence suggests that those infected may be contagious longer than the seven days from when symptoms begin. The CDC recommends ending home isolation under the following conditions:

  • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications; and
  • Improvement of respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,​
  • ​At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.​

​For those waiting for their test results:​​

  • If you have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, stay home and away from others (Do not go to work/school, and avoid public places for 14 days). Check yourself for fever, cough, and shortness of breath for 14 days from the last day you had close contact with the person.

  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, self-isolate (stay home and away from others, including household members). You can stop self-isolating when: 1) It’s been at least 3 days with no fever without using fever-reducing medication 2) Your symptoms have improved, AND it has been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared.​​

Stay Home After Travel – Especially after International Travel – Get Tested 

It is recommend that you delay travel until you are fully vaccinated to reduce spreading COVID-19, particularly the variants. It is important if you aren’t fully vaccinated, that when you do travel:

  • Stay home (self-quarantine) for 7 days after travel AND about 3-5 days after travel, get tested for COVID-19
    • Even if you test negative, stay home for 7 days.​
    • If you don’t get tested, stay home for 10 days.
  • Avoid being around people who are at risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not. 

​COVID-19 Positive Patients and Exposure to a Case

Information for COVID-19 Positive Patients and Exposures 7/14/20

     Isolation Order (COVID-19 Positive Patient)  [English | Chinese]

     Quarantine Order (Exposure to COVID-19 ​Positive Case)  [English | Chine​se​]   ​

CDC Expands List of COVID-19 Symptoms​

The CDC has expanded the symptoms of COVID-19. Those with the following symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

    • Cough​
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Or, at least two of these symptoms: 
      • Fever 
      • Chills 
      • Repeated shaking with chills 
      • Muscle pain 
      • Headache
      • ​ Sore throat 
      • New loss of taste or smell​

​​​​*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness. ​​​​

Drive-Through Testing Site for Sacramento County​ MILESTONE! 10,000 Tests Completed!!!  

May 28, 2020 - ​​Sacramento County is proud to announce that the Drive-Thru testing location at Cal Expo, in partnership with verily, has surpassed 10,000 tests completed since it opened March 24. Expanding testing capacity is a benchmark requirement for the County’s approval to move further into Stage 2​ of the State’s reopening plan.​ Check out the fanfare for the unsuspecting 10,000th "tester"

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