We recommend getting tested as soon as possible if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, even if you are vaccinated.
You should also get tested if:
A limited amount of free rapid tests are available through Public Health. Please call to check availability at 707-464-0861.
They can be picked up at:
400 L Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
As of February 6, 2023, the OptumServe testing site is no longer available to our community for COVID-19 or flu testing. See the Public Service Announcement for more information.
We recommend the use of rapid at-home testing as an alternative option. Free COVID-19 test kits are available at Del Norte County Public Health. PCR testing is still available through the sites below. If you do test positive and are seeking treatment for COVID-19 but do not have insurance or cannot reach a provider within 24 hours, you can visit https://sesamecare.com/covidca or call 833-686-5051 for a free virtual or phone appointment. COVID-19 treatments are very effective at making the infection less severe and making it less likely that you will need to go to the hospital.
CVS is offering testing to anyone age 12 or older. Minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Testing is FREE and is available 7 days a week. This is available for those who are symptomatic or are close contacts to positive cases.
You can schedule an appointment at the CVS website: https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing
You can learn more about eligibility and requirements at the CVS website as well: https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/clinic-locator/covid-19-testing/crescentcity-covid-10478.html
Most healthcare providers also offer COVID-19 testing to patients who meet testing criteria. If you need to be tested for COVID-19, you can start by reaching out to your normal healthcare provider. Children, especially, should seek testing in consultation with their healthcare provider.