Sacramento: COVID-19 Community Testing Frequently Asked Questions

Free COVID-19 testing

Where are the community based sites and how do I register for a test?

  • Robertsons Community Center: 3525 Norwood Avenue
  • Sacramento, CA 95838. Register by calling (916) 567-9567.
  • La Familia’s Maple Neighborhood Center: 3301 37th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95824, Room 7 – Please park on 36th Avenue. Register by calling (916) 990-1311.

Who can come in for a test?

  • Any age with any form of identification with a name and birthday.
  • You can bring your whole family in to be tested, minors should be accompanied by a guardian.
  • U.S. Citizenship or legal residency is not required.

I don’t feel sick can I still come in?

  • Yes, you can get tested at this site.
  • However, people with severe symptoms should contact their healthcare providers for testing.

What should I expect at my appointment?

  • Anyone coming in for a test will be expected to maintain social distancing, and wear a mask at the testing site. Masks will be made available if you don’t have one.
  • Bring any form of identification with a name and date of birth to check in at your appointment.
  • A qualified healthcare provider will administer the nasal swab collection procedure.
  • The test takes no more than 60 seconds from start to finish.  Although you may be at the site more than that to check-in, finish up registration and get prepared for your visit.

How will I get my results?

  • If you test positive – a doctor from Sacramento County will call you directly to notify you of your results and the next steps you should take.
  • If you test negative – a Community Site Lead will connect with you to let you know the status of your results.
  • It’s important that you fill out the contact information that will be asked during the registration process so we can make sure to get in touch with you quickly.
  • All testing results are confidential.

What should I do if I test positive?

  • Stay home, most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
  • Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
  • As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home. If possible, you should use a separate bathroom. If you need to be around other people or animals in or outside of the home, wear a cloth face covering.

UC Davis Health and Sacramento County

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