Sacramento International Airport has partnered with City Health Urgent Care to offer on-site COVID-19 testing beginning Wednesday, Dec. 16.
Testing is by appointment only and will be conducted in the parking lot between AMPM and the East Economy Lot (formerly the taxi waiting area). Participants must make an appointment 48 hours in advance and anyone with a valid travel itinerary will receive priority booking. Testing appointments can be made via the City Health website. Passengers can book appointments through the passenger portal
. Non-traveling community members wishing to be tested can book appointments through the community portal
. Proof of identity is required as well as the appointment confirmation.
“Partnering with City Health to provide convenient no-cost COVID-19 testing for passengers, airport employees and community members is another layer of health safety for those traveling through SMF and the Sacramento community,” says Airport Director Cindy Nichol.
City Health Urgent Care will conduct PCR testing, which has a projected turnaround time for results of 48-72 hours after the sample has been received by the lab. There is no out-of-pocket cost for testing. Those being tested for travel to Hawaii will be required to pay an administration fee of $20 as part of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program.
Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program requires passengers five and older to take a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified laboratory within 72 hours from the final leg of departure and produce a negative result in order to avoid the state’s 14-day mandatory quarantine. A trained professional must observe all tests. Only test results from trusted testing partners approved by the Hawaii State Department of Health, such as City Health, will be accepted. The full details of the program along with answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found on the State of Hawaii’s COVID-19 website