Now it’s easier than ever to get tested, get your results, and be part of the solution

Accurate, Convenient, Safe, and Fast COVID-19 Testing

Here’s How It Works

Answer a few questions to see if you are eligible.

Book an appointment. Wait for an email with your confirmation and appointment details.

Go to your test appointment. You will receive an email when your results are ready.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for the RT-PCR Test

What Is the RT-PCR Test?
The RT-PCR or the polymerase chain reaction test is one of the two broad categories of testing used to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infections. It works by detecting the genetic material (RNA) of the COVID-19 virus in a patient’s swab samples taken from their nose and back of the throat. The presence of this genetic material signifies the presence of the virus in the body and, hence, a positive result.
What Does a Positive Result Mean?
A positive result means the COVID-19 virus is in your body. Consequently, this means you will have to self-isolate and follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider.
What Does a Negative Result Mean?
A negative result means you do not have the COVID-19 virus is in your body. Bear in mind, however, that you can have a false negative reading.
What Causes a False Negative Reading?
A false negative reading usually happens when you take the test too early such that there is still not enough genetic material to turn out a positive result.
When Should I Get Tested?
The ideal time to take the test is 8 days after your exposure. This ensures enough genetic material to test for.
Who Can Take RT-PCR Testing?

There are no unique requirements to be tested for RT-PCR that are different from other COVID-19 tests.

Anyone who is showing symptoms of COVID-19 and those who have been within 6 feet or 15 minutes of someone who tested positive for COVID-19 should take the test.

Who Is Not Advised to Take RT-PCR Testing?

There are no unique requirements to not be tested for RT-PCR that are different from other COVID-19 tests.

A person who has not developed symptoms after testing positive does not need to get tested, following that it had been 3 months after their recovery.

Why Is the RT-PCR Testing Called the ‘Gold Standard’?
The RT-PCR test is the most accurate test compared to other COVID-19 tests in detecting a SARS-CoV-2 infection, thus, it is called the ‘gold standard’.

FAQs for Testing Costs

Is the Testing FREE
Yes, there are no out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing. An insured person can get a COVID-19 test when needed by any provider, in or out of their health plan network, at no cost. If you’re uninsured, the government pays for your test. (SOURCE: Official California State Government Website at
Does my health plan have to cover my COVID-19 test at a testing site?

Yes. Federal guidance requires health plans to provide testing at no cost to everyone. You do not need to have symptoms or to have been exposed to COVID-19. You do not need to be an “essential worker” to get tested.

To get tested you can go to any COVID-19 testing provider authorized or licensed by the state. You do not need to go to a provider that is in your health plan’s or health insurer’s provider network. You do not need to get permission from your health plan or health insurer before going to get a COVID-19 test. And you do not need to pay a co-payment for a COVID-19 test.

What if I don’t have health insurance and I need COVID-19 testing or care?
For the uninsured, the government pays for all necessary COVID-19 testing and care. Check your symptoms using the Symptom Screener or by talking to your doctor.
How long does it take for coronavirus test results to come back?

Turnaround time for coronavirus test results is usually less than two days. About two-thirds come back within a day, and more than 85% are available within two days.

This turnaround time includes shipping time. For labs that process home testing kits, turnaround time depends on when you mail back your kit.

If you haven’t received your test results and it’s been several days, contact:

  • Your healthcare provider,
  • Testing service, or
  • Local health department.

Read more at California’s COVID-19 Testing Task Force.

What is acceptable as proof of a negative COVID-19 test result?

The following are accepted:

  • Printed document from your test provider or laboratory
  • An email or text message displayed on your phone from your test provider or laboratory

Results should include name of person tested, type of test, and date of negative test result. For PCR, the date of negative result must be within the prior 72 hours. For antigen, the date of negative result must be within the prior 24 hours.

When can I be around other people after I tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms?

If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after 10 days have passed since your test.

The CDC has recommendations for people who test positive but have no symptoms.

If I test positive for COVID-19 in a viral test, what should I do to protect others in my household?

You should self-isolate from others in your household who have not tested positive. Sleep and stay in a separate room from them, and use a separate bathroom, if possible. Multiple infected people in the same household can use the same room for isolation.

Members of your household should get tested right away. They should quarantine for at least 14 days:

  • Close contacts who never showed symptoms may discontinue quarantine after Day 10 from the date of last exposure without testing.
  • If you are released from quarantine before Day 14 after exposure, you must:
  • Watch yourself daily for COVID-19 symptoms through Day 14. If symptoms occur, immediately self-isolate and get tested.
  • Wear a mask around others, wash your hands frequently, and stay at least 6 feet from others through Day 14.

You do not have to quarantine if:

  • You recovered from COVID-19 within the past 3 months and have no new symptoms.
  • You are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show no symptoms.

Convenient, Safe, and Fast COVID-19 Testing You Can Rely On

Don’t wait, the faster you can get tested and get your results, the better decisions you can make for yourself and the community.

Schedule your test today by setting an appointment first. For inquiries, you may send us a message here.