General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Health and Human Services

Get A Test

Please contact your primary care physician if you'd like to receive a COVID-19 test. 

Two State-sponsored, free sites for COVID-19 testing for any El Dorado or Alpine County or State of Nevada resident wanting to be tested for the virus. No medical insurance is necessary, walk-ins are not accepted.

El Dorado County has one COVID-19 test site sponsored by the State and operated by OPTUMServe to serve all residents in our community. The test is a nasal swab type with results returning up to eight (8) 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. There is no barrier to being tested. The cost is covered either by medical insurance or by the State if you are uninsured, and if someone is without identification, testing staff will generate a unique identifier number to obtain results. The only requirement is an appointment. Walk-ins are not accepted. 

To register for an appointment, people can visit Those without internet access can call 888-634-1123. 

Nevada residents in the Tahoe area and Spanish speaking residents can only register via the call center at 888-634-1123 at this time. 

Test results are expected to take up to eight (8) days. All test results will be entered into the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE) site. Patients will receive a card at the time of testing directing them to a site for test results. Patients who test positively will be contacted by telephone by a nurse.

Please note: the Ponderosa High School testing site has been closed. 

Lake Tahoe Community College (Tuesdays-Saturdays) 


Closed Sunday & Monday

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County Fairgrounds, Placerville (Tuesdays only)

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CVS offers free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing with an appointment. Visit to make your appointment. Drive-thru test is available now at 4330 Latrobe Road, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

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Learn More on the State COVID-19 website here