COVID-19 tests are quick, easy, and free.
Widespread testing provides a more accurate picture of how many cases exist in our community. It allows us to identify cases and increase our understanding of COVID-19 community transmission so we can be prepared in stopping an outbreak.
As COVID-19 cases rise, we understand the frustration people are experiencing as they try to get a COVID-19 test. An important reminder: Emergency departments at local hospitals are not places to get tested. Please only visit the emergency room for a medical emergency. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms that are not severe: Stay home, mask up, and get tested when possible. Make an appointment at one of the testing sites below to get tested.
Not sure if you should visit the emergency department for your COVID-19 symptoms? Use the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker to help you decide whether to seek medical care.
Who should get tested?
You should get tested in the following situations:
Regardless of Vaccination Status:
- As soon as you begin having COVID-19 symptoms.
- 5 days after close contact with someone with COVID-19.
If you work in a healthcare setting, you may have additional requirements.
You may want to get tested to help slow the spread in the following situations:
- You live in a congregate setting, such as a homeless shelter or college dorm.
- You work in a high-density workplace, such as a factory.
- You work somewhere where you are at high risk of encountering someone with COVID-19, such as public transit, restaurants, and retail.
Where can I get tested?
OptumServe: In-Office & Drive-Thru PCR & Rapid Antigen Testing
Make an Appointment
1 (888) 634-1123
Locations are subject to change.
Make an appointment.
OptumServe sites can now provide COVID-19 treatments as Test-to-Treat sites. Click to learn more. Test to Treat sites allow individuals to get tested, be seen by a provider, and receive prescription antiviral pills (Paxlovid or molnupiravir).
Rube Boesch Center
275 North Orange Street
Turlock, CA 95382
Friday and Saturday: CLOSED
Site is closed daily from 11am-12pm
Salida Library Parking Lot
4835 Sisk Road
Salida, CA 95368
Site is closed daily from 3pm-4pm
* Drive-Thru and On-Foot Clients Welcome
**Testing site is located outdoors on the right side of the library. Please do not enter the library building for testing.
Curative: Mobile Testing Van and Walk-Up PCR(888) 702-9042
Make an appointment
CSA Building Walk-Up (Flyer) [pdf]
251 E Hackett Rd.
Modesto, CA 95358
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4pm
HR Suppport: PCR Testing
Walk-ins only. Pre-Registration is required.
1 University Cir.
Turlock, CA 95382
Enter through Andre Ln or Calaveras Way.
Scan the QR Code to Pre-Register:
Find Additional Testing Locations
Search the State of California's interactive map to find a test site near you.
When will I receive my test results?
Testing turnaround time may vary depending on demand and the test provider. For the OptumServe testing sites listed above, the average turnaround time is about 2-3 days.