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Posted on: May 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Testing Sites in Sonoma County

COVID-19 test swab sample

Having adequate testing available is an important component to the safe reopening of our County and Sonoma County’s goal is to test 600-800 people per day.

Two State Testing Sites in Sonoma County

  • The State has added two local testing sites to provide free coronavirus testing to Sonoma County residents, including a site in Santa Rosa as well as a site in Petaluma.
  • These two Sonoma County sites will be able to test 260 people per day.
  • Testing began at the sites on Tuesday, May 5, and will be open to all Sonoma County residents (including undocumented community members), and is available even for those without any coronavirus symptoms.
  • Residents are encouraged to make appointments to get tested. To make an appointment you must go online to
  • For those without internet access, call 1-888-634-1123 to schedule an appointment.
  • Appointments are available on weekdays.
  • All individuals are allowed to be tested, regardless of medical insurance coverage; however, for those with medical insurance – their insurance providers will be billed (when scheduling an appointment online or by phone, be sure to have your insurance information handy as you will need to provide it to complete your appointment scheduling).
  • Please note, these are NOT drive-thru testing sites, and participants will need to get out of the car to get a test. Please wear an appropriate face-covering upon entering the facility.

Sonoma County Drive-Thru Testing at the Sonoma County Public Health Laboratory

  • Expanded testing to the following groups of high-risk individuals:
    • ALL essential workers, regardless of symptoms (essential workers include grocery store workers, In-Home Supportive Services caregivers, construction workers, childcare providers or anyone who has continued to work under the Shelter in Place Health Order in an essential function)
    • health care workers
    • first responders
    • symptomatic people over 65 years of age
    • all symptomatic people with underlying health conditions
  • Residents in any of these groups of high-risk individuals should call (707) 565-4667 to make an appointment with the County’s drive-thru testing efforts.

Residents Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Individuals with coronavirus symptoms should still contact their medical providers to seek treatment and testing.

Read the County of Sonoma Press Release Regarding State Community Testing Sites
Read the County of Sonoma Press Release Regarding Drive-Thru Testing for High-Risk Individuals

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