General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Health and Human Services

Get A Test


El Dorado County officials have opened two appointment-only community sites for COVID-19 testing for any resident wanting to be tested for the virus.

El Dorado County has two COVID-19 test sites 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 between 48-72 hours 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. 

To register for an appointment, people can visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting. 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 48-72 hours. 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.

Ponderosa High School (Starts Monday, May 4th)
Small Gym, enter on North side of Campus
3661 Ponderosa Road
Shingle Springs, Ca.
Thursday - Monday
Hours: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM & 1:00PM-7:00 PM
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

**Enter thru northside staff gate and follow signs to the parking area. Please do not park in the student lot or the front circle.

COVID19- Pondo Testing Site Flyer.pdf

Lake Tahoe Community College (Starts Tuesday, May 5th)
Gymnasium
1 College Drive
S. Lake Tahoe, Ca. 96150
Tuesday - Saturday
Hours 7:00 AM-12:00 PM & 1:00PM-7:00 PM
Closed Sunday & Monday

COVID19 SLT Testing Site Flyer.pdf