Free, confidential COVID-19 testing is available to everyone!
Get vaccinated to reduce the need for 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 if insured. El Dorado County has two COVID-19 test sites sponsored by the State and operated by LHI OPTUM Serve. 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. This is not an antibody test to determine if you have contracted the virus at an earlier time. All tests conducted at the LHI Testing Sites are Rapid Antigen tests, confirmatory PCR tests will be done if the Rapid Antigen results positive.
To register for an appointment, people can visit
https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call 1-888-634-1123. Walk-in appointments are available if online registration is completed.
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
To help the counties, the California Department of Public Health using the Primary.Health software has created At Home Test Reporting portals specific to each county. To report your positive at home test, please use the link below: