General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

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 

  1. Two 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.

  2. El Dorado County has two COVID-19 test sites sponsored by the State and operated by OPTUMServe that can serve all residents in our community located in El Dorado County. 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. To register for an appointment, people can visit or call 1-888-634-1130 (Placerville) or 1-888-634-1123 (South Lake Tahoe).
    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 positive will be contacted by telephone by a nurse.

Lakeview Commons/El Dorado Beach Boat Trailer Parking lot (Monday-Friday. 7am-3pm, available to any CA or NV resident)  Click here to make an appointment. 

El Dorado County Library-Placerville Branch (Monday -Friday. 7am-3pm, closed 11am-12pm for lunch) Click here to make an appointment

Please note that if the Air Quality Index (AQI) is above 300, the testing site will be closed due to poor air quality. We apologize for any inconvenience. We encourage you to call 1-888-634-1130 (Placerville) or 888-634-1123 (South Lake Tahoe) to make an appointment. In the event that the testing site needs to close, all appointments will be notified of closure and appointment cancellation.




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  •     Rite-Aid
  •     Walgreens
  •     CVS


At-home testing (both rapid antigen tests and PCR tests) are readily available to purchase online or pickup.

·         Retailers include: Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and Amazon.

·         Cost, brand and stock vary by retailer

o   Rapid antigen test: $19.88-$23.99

o   PCR kits: $99+


StemExpress Stem Cell Collection Center -  Folsom, CA  (877) 900-7836
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