Contra Costa is the first county located in the Bay Area to offer testing to anyone even if they don’t have symptoms. There is no up-front cost for testing. You do not need medical insurance to get tested, however, if you have health insurance, your insurance will be billed.
You can get a test at sites around the county, or by calling your healthcare provider. You do not need a doctor’s note to schedule a test.
If you think you may nest a test call the number to schedule an appointment. Symptoms can include cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, fatigue, muscle ache, sore throat, headache, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, recent loss of taste or smell, or confusion, particularly in older adults.
You must make an appointment to get tested. Call 1-844-421-0804 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., 7 days a week. A screener will take the information necessary to begin the process. You will then get a call back from a health professional during which an appointment will be scheduled. Once the test has been completed, results are available in a few days.