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**For vaccine clinic info, visit www.solanocounty.com/covidvaccine
Where can I get a PCR test?
1. Your primary care provider: Check with your healthcare provider on how to get tested if you are symptomatic.
2. OptumServe / LHI site
Go to LHI.care/covidtesting to set up an account and schedule an appointment. You can select any location in California.
For assistance call 888-634-1123.
Solano County Locations:
You will need to set up an appointment online or call 888-634-1123 to get scheduled. These testing sites do not require a car.
- Vacaville- 1681 Monte Vista Ave, Vacaville, CA (Harbison Event Center). Open Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
- Vallejo- 545 Magazine St, Vallejo, CA (Norman King Community Center). Open Monday - Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm.
3. CVS Minute Clinic: CVS is offering PCR testing. Go to their website (CVS Minute Clinic), type in your zip code and the website will offer the closest minute clinic near you. Follow the onscreen instructions to set your appointment.
4. Verily Baseline COVID-19 Program Verily provides free and confidential testing.
a.) You will first have to complete their online screening process here using a Google Account.
b.) If you are determined to be eligible, you will receive information on how and where to get tested.
Where can I get a rapid antigen test?
1. Solano Town Center: Solano County has a free 15-minute COVID-19 rapid antigen testing center. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00am - 7:00pm.
Location: Solano Town Center, 1350 Travis Blvd, Fairfield, CA. Enter through the outside entrance to the right of H&M (in the old Forever 21 storefront).
2. CVS Minute Clinic: CVS is offering antigen testing. Go to their website (CVS Minute Clinic), type in your zip code and the website will offer the closest minute clinic near you. Follow the onscreen instructions to set your appointment.
Types of COVID-19 Tests
There are two different diagnostic tests that detect if you have an active COVID-19 infection:
- Molecular tests, also known as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. PCR tests detect the presence of a virus if you have the virus at the time of the test. The test could also detect fragments of the virus, even after you are no longer infectious. The average turnaround time is one to three days, depending on lab processing. If you test positive, please take steps to isolate yourself.
- Antigen tests, also known as rapid tests or at-home tests. Antigen tests detect the presence of a specific viral antigen. The rapid antigen tests are accurate and typically correlates with infectiousness. The results may come back in as little as 15 to 45 minutes. You can also visit our Isolation and Exposure page and follow the instructions about what to do if infected.
At-Home Test Kits are now "Free"
As of January 15th, health insurance companies will be required to reimburse Americans for eight at-home rapid test kits per person a month. If an individual has been directed to undergo COVID-19 testing by their healthcare provider because of underlying health conditions or other factors, there is no limit on the number of tests covered. Health insurance carriers can establish in-network pharmacies where the cost will be covered up front, and cap coverage at out-of-network retailers at $12 per test. For more information, please reach out to your healthcare provider.
What if I don't have health insurance? For those who are uninsured, locations are being established where you can pick up free at-home rapid tests. Some community health clinics are offering free at-home rapid kits. For a list of community clinics, click here.
Regardless of healthcare status, every American can order four free test kits from the federal government here. Orders will ship in 1-2 weeks.