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 Community Testing Sites have added COVID-19 antigen testing (results in 15 minutes)​, in additional to the traditional PCR testing (results in 1-3 days). The antigen test is not as sen​sitive as the PCR test. Patients may follow-up a positive antigen result with a PCR test in the same visit to ensure accuracyAntigen testing is a great option for regular testing for school sports and workplace testing or with a known or suspected exposure. It is not for air travel or when a PCR test is required. 

​Cal Expo Walk-Up COVID-19 PCR Testing Site

Curative has begun providing free COVID-19 self-collected swab PCR testing with 1-2 days turnaround after arrival at the lab.

8:00 AM - 2:30 PM 
Cal Expo (Lot D) - 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815 
Book an Appointment:​ 

Community Walk-Up COVID-19 PCR/Antigen 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 for Sacramento County residents. To get tested you can pre-register or walk-ups are also taken. 

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: Days​ ​/ Hours / ​Locations  - Note, lunch closure and/or in-line cut-off  times.

​Access a Map of the COVID-19 Community Testing Sites from the COLLAB's website 

8:00 AM - ​11:00 AM and 1:00 -​ 3:00 PM (Closed 11AM-1PM)​​
Liberty Towers Church - 5132 Elkhorn Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95842 | 916-583-8877 
Complete Registration for Testing: ​

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

Complete Registration for Testing:​​ 

10:00 ​AM - 4:00 PM (No Lunch Closure) 
Natomas Unified School District​ - 1931 Arena Blvd., Sacramento, CA 958​34 | 916-561-5253 
Complete 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 Registration for Testing: http://www.thefccp.or​g/covid ​

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
3990 Branch Center Road, Sacramento CA 95827
Complete Registration for Testing:​

8:00 AM - 3:3​0 PM (Closed Noon-1PM) 
Oak Hills Church - 1100 Blue Ravine Rd., Folsom, CA 95630​ | 916-983-0181 

Complete ​Registration for Testing:​​  

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM ​(must be in line by 3:30PM) (Starting Wednesdays on 9/1)
​Asian Resources, Inc. (ARI) ​6270 Elder Creek Road, Sacramento, CA 95824​​ | 916-454-1892 
Complete Registration for Testing:  ​

​8:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Closed 11AM-1PM) (limited hours from 8-11:00 AM on Wed., ​9/1 and will be closed on Wed., 9/8)
South Sacramento Christian Center - ​7710 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95823 | 916-681-6791 
Complete Registration for Testing: ​ 

​7:00 AM - 12:00 PM  ​
Chabolla Community Center ​- 600 Chabolla Ave., Galt, CA 95632 | 209-366-7180 (New Location)
Complete Registration for Testing: ​ ​

1:00PM - 4:45​ PM ​
River Delta - Walnut Grove Elementary - 14181 Grove St., Walnut Grove, CA 95690​ | 916-776-1844​ 
Complete Registration for PCR or rapid testing:

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

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
3990 Branch Center Road, Sacramento CA 95827
Complete Registration for Testing:​er=cdph1509​​

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM ​and 1:00 PM - 4:00 ​PM ​(Closed 11AM​-1PM)
St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church - 3996 14th Ave., Sacramento County, CA 95820 | 916-573-3555​ 
Complete Registration for Testing:​ ​

For Friday, Sept. 17 
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Must be in line by 4:30PM to ensure processing)
Tetteh Pediatric Health at the Farm to Fork Festival, Entrance 1, 1253 5th St, Sacramento, CA 95814​
Complete Registration for Testing: ​


8:30 AM - 3:45 PM​ (Closed 11:45 AM -1PM and Walk-Ins end at 2:45PM​) 
​(*Testing requires an appointment; walk-ins will be accepted based on availability but not guaranteed a spot​)​ 
Sacramento Native American Health Center ​​- ​2020 J St., Sacramento CA 95811 | 916-394-5101​ 
Complete Registration for Testing:​ https://www.snahc.o​rg/covid-testing/​  

For Saturday, Sept. 18
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Must be in line by 7:30PM to ensure processing)
Tetteh Pediatric Health at the Farm to Fork Festival, Entrance 1,​ 1253 5th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Complete Registration for Testing:​​

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​

Mexican Consulate

Elica Health Centers in partnership with the Mexican Consulate is offering FREE COVID-19 tests and vaccines for uninsured/low income adults.
Monday-Friday, 7AM-3PM at 2093 Arena Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95834. 
Free Testing. No appointment or health insurance needed. Must be 18 years old or older​​​. Si, hablamos español​.
Mobile Health Services and COVID-19 Testing (Spanish

Sacramento LGBT Community Center​ Locations | 916-442-0185​ 

Mondays 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Sacramento LGBT Community Center: Midtown 1015 20th St, Sacramento, CA 95811

Thursdays Noon-8:00 p.m.​ at the Marsha P. Johnson Center South,​ 7725 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95823

Antioch Progressive Church

Free Testing Location and Hours
7650 Amherst Street, ​Sacramento, Ca. 9583​2 
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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:​
3257 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, 95816​ (new location)
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.

​​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

​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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