Get tested and keep your friends, family and community safe. What you Need to Know About Testing.
You should immediately get tested for COVID-19 if you are feeling any symptoms – regardless of your vaccination status. COVID-19
symptoms can feel like a common cold (including just “the sniffles”), seasonal allergies, or flu. COVID testing in California is free to anyone who needs it.
Testing is free in California for anyone who needs it. There are no out-of-pocket costs for medically necessary testing. The testing provider will bill your insurance directly. Check
here to find a testing location near you.
El Dorado County has two COVID-19 test sites sponsored by the State and operated by LHI OPTUMServe. Testing is available for all, there is no barrier to being tested. The cost is covered either by your medical insurance or by the State if you are uninsured.
The test is a nasal swab type with results returning between 2-4 days later and determines whether you currently have COVID-19. This is not an antibody test to determine if you have contracted the virus at an earlier time. To register for an appointment, people can visit
https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call 1-888-634-1123.
Please note that if the Air Quality Index (AQI) is above 300, the testing site will be closed due to poor air quality. Inclement weather may also cause the site to have delayed start or closure. We apologize for any inconvenience. We encourage you to call 888-634-1123 to make an appointment. In the event that the testing site needs to close, all appointments will be notified of closure and appointment cancellation.
What should I do as I wait for my results?
Help stop the spread by answering the call or text from your health department. Also, if you have CA Notify activated on your phone, choose to anonymously alert those you may have exposed. For more information, visit