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Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Sonoma County

If you are seeking COVID-19 testing in Sonoma County, we’ve compiled several options that depend on your location, symptoms and health care provider.

The tests indicate whether you currently have an infection and help public health officials track the coronavirus’ transmission rate.

Because of an increased demand for testing, residents have reported delays in scheduling appointments and receiving results. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advice on how to care for yourself and others, whether you test positive or negative.

Coronavirus-related questions also can be directed to Sonoma County’s 24-hour information hotline at 211 or 800-325-9604.

The State of California and OptumServe are offering free testing to the general public by appointment only at Santa Rosa Junior College (680 Mountain Parkway, Petaluma) and the Sonoma County Fairgrounds (1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa). The testing is billed to residents’ insurance providers, but those without insurance can receive a test without any out-of-pocket costs. Fill out the patient survey at lhi.care/covidtesting to find a location and schedule an appointment. For more information, call 888-634-1123.

Sutter Health has testing available at its urgent care center at 3883 Airway Drive in Santa Rosa. Before being tested, call the COVID-19 advice hotline at 866-961-2889 or make an appointment with your doctor for a video consultation. The testing is billed to residents’ insurance providers. For more information, visit sutterhealth.org or call the advice hotline.

Kaiser Permanente members can take an assessment online to see if coronavirus testing is deemed necessary. A referral and appointment is needed before a patient can be tested. The testing is billed to residents’ insurance providers. Call 1-866-454-8855 or visit healthy.kaiserpermanente.org to fill out the COVID-19 assessment.

Project Baseline is offering free drive-through testing to the general public by appointment-only at Rite Aid (955 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa). Before making an appointment, residents must register with Project Baseline at projectbaseline.com/study/covid-19/. For more information, visit socoemergency.org.

ADX Healthcare launched a COVID drive-through testing facility in Sonoma Valley at the Community Center parking lot on Monday, Aug. 3. The testing site is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is available for ages 2 and up.

The testing is open to all, no doctor’s referral or symptoms required. People make an appointment, register, and pay for the test ($149) online and then complete a supervised self-swab for sample collection at the drive-through.

Same-day, same-hour appointments are possible, based on availability. Learn more at covid19.adxhealthcare.com.

Sonoma Valley Community Health Center announced on July 27 that it would not resume open community COVID testing in the Sonoma Valley Hospital parking lot or at Altimira Middle School, the two locations where it had been taking place. Sonoma Valley Hospital is only offering testing for pre-surgery or symptomatic patients with a physician’s order. Call 935-5000 for more information.

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