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Health and Human Services

Get A Test

Please contact your primary care physician first, if applicable, to receive a COVID-19 test. 

In addition to the resources listed below, please visit the State-developed website to search for a testing location using address, city, county or zip code. 


El Dorado County Testing Sites & Information 

  • One State-sponsored, free site 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 accepted on a limited basis.

El Dorado County has a COVID-19 test site sponsored by the State and operated by OPTUMServe that can serve all residents in our community located in South Lake Tahoe. 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. 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 accepted on a limited basis. 

To register for an appointment, people can visit or call 1-888-634-1123.

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.

  • There are also several private companies/pharmacies that offer free testing. See the flyers below. 

Lake Tahoe Airport (parking lot) (Tuesdays-Saturdays. 8am-4pm, available to any CA or NV resident)  here.

Closed Sunday & Monday

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Sacramento County Testing Sites & Information 

  • MED7 Urgent Care Center Urgent care center - Folsom, CA  (916) 920-6337
    • Appointment not required
    • Referral not required
    • Testing for all patients (Instructions: Won't accept any Medi-CAL insurance of any kind.)
  • COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing at Walgreens Pharmacy - Folsom, CA  (800) 925-4733
    • Appointment required
    • Referral not required
    • Testing for all patients
    • Drive-through
    • Instructions: Walgreens is offering this service in partnership with the PWNHealth provider network. Testing will be available at no cost to eligible individuals who meet criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with state and federal guidelines. At the testing locations Walgreens pharmacy team will oversee the self-administration of LabCorp’s COVID-19 test. Take a quick screening survey on our website to see if you are eligible for testing.

What Should I do After I Take my Test?

Please take the time to read this document thoroughly to find out what the best course of action is while you wait for your test results. 

Directions while waiting for your test result.pdf

Learn More on the State COVID-19 website here