Testing Information

*Click link above for current CDPH testing information

The OptumServe-LHI testing site is closed permanently effective February 23, 2023.

Free at-home antigen tests are available for pick-up at the Public Health Department during business hours and at many other community locations (call 209-533-7401 for more information).

Rapid antigen tests are available for free (4 test kits per family) through the Federal government here: https://www.covid.gov/tests


Rapid test kits may also be purchased at pharmacies, and limited supplies available at some community service providers, and at schools for families with school-age children. 


It is strongly recommended to pick up several home test kits to have on hand, rather than waiting until you or a family member are having symptoms. This will allow you to test at home and avoid potentially exposing others while sick.

PCR tests may be available through Quest Diagnostics or Rite Aid.  Pricing varies and insurance can be billed.

Therapeutics remain an important part of the fight against COVID. Following is information on ways you can get treatment if you test positive for COVID:

Oral antivirals (Paxlovid, Renal Paxlovid, and Molunpiravir) can be obtained locally with a prescription at:

·Adventist Health Community Pharmacy

·Twain Harte Pharmacy

·Groveland Pharmacy




·Rite Aid

Sesame Care is a free telehealth service available to Californians ages 12 and up to assist in receiving oral antivirals. This service is only to be used if you have a positive Covid-19 test AND have symptoms. Medicines may be mailed to a physical address or picked up at a pharmacy. *Please note, this is a free service provided by the California Department of Public Health to support uninsured and underinsured individuals within the State of California who cannot connect with a healthcare provider within 24 hours of receiving a positive test result. If you are insured, please try to reach your healthcare provider first. If you have difficulty doing so within 24 hours of your positive result, you may proceed with booking here. COVID-19 medications must be taken within 5-7 days of symptoms starting to be effective.