COVID-19 Testing

Safe, easy and no-cost testing is widely available at County-sponsored locations for everyone who works or lives in San Mateo County regardless of symptoms.

Here's how to get a COVID-19 test:

  1. San Mateo County residents should first contact their health care provider for a COVID-19 test.
  2. If you cannot get a timely test through your health care provider, please select from the Testing Options listed below for a no-cost test at a County-sponsored location. Insurance will be billed if available.
  3. Once you select the best option for you, make an appointment. Appointments at ALL TEST SITES are STRONGLY encouraged as there is no guarantee you will be seen without one.
  4. Remember to bring your photo ID and the reference ID from the confirmation email to your appointment. Please have your insurance information ready if available.

Appointments at ALL TEST SITES are STRONGLY encouraged as there is no guarantee you will be seen without one. Remember to bring your photo ID and the reference ID from the confirmation email to your appointment.

Testing is currently recommended if you:

  • Have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Were asked by San Mateo County Health to get a test because of a contact tracing or outbreak investigation.
  • Were in “close contact” with someone who has COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks.
  • Work or live in places such as skilled nursing facilities, group homes, residential care facilities, correctional facilities or homeless shelters.
  • Are an essential worker with frequent contacts with the public in the following areas: health care, emergency, food and grocery services, factory workers in food and retail, public transportation, and education.
  • Don't have symptoms but believe you may be infected now because you were exposed to people who were sick, were around many people who were not wearing face coverings, and/or were not keeping safe distance in the past 2 weeks.

 

Testing Locations

The test is no-cost to you but your insurance will be billed if available (please have your insurance information ready).

Belmont, Belmont Sports Center (Curative):

  • Friday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • 550 Island Parkway, Belmont, CA 94002
  • Walk up testing site
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 5 and older
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 1:00 PM

Make an appointment


Brisbane, Brisbane Community Park (Curative):

  • Thursday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • 170 San Francisco Ave, Brisbane, CA 94005
  • Walk up testing site
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 5 and older 
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 2:00 PM

Make an appointment


Burlingame, Burlingame Intermediate School (Curative):

  • Monday from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • 1715 Quesada Way, Burlingame, CA 94010
  • Walk up testing site
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 5 and older
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 6:00 PM

Make an appointment


Daly City, Bayshore School (OptumServe/LHI):

  • Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and rotating 2nd & 4th Saturday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • 155 Oriente Street, Daly City, CA 94014 
  • Walk up testing site 
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 1 and older
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 6:00 PM
  • Those who do not have internet access or require assistance with registration can call the LHI Call Center at (888) 634-1123 to make an appointment
  • Appointments for children under 13 years old cannot be made online and must be made by calling the LHI Call Center

Make an appointment


Daly City, Jefferson High School (OptumServe/LHI):

  • Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • 6996 Mission St, Daly City, CA 94014
  • Walk up testing site 
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 1 and older
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 5:00 PM
  • Those who do not have internet access or require assistance with registration can call the LHI Call Center at (888) 634-1123 to make an appointment
  • Appointments for children under 13 years old cannot be made online and must be made by calling the LHI Call Center

Make an appointment


Daly City, JUHS District Administration Offices (Curative):

  • Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • 699 Serramonte Blvd., Daly City, CA 94015
  • Walk up testing site
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 5 and older 
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 3:00 PM

Make an appointment


East Palo Alto, Ravenswood Gateway Retail Center (HR Support/Avellino):

  • Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 
  • 1761 East Bayshore Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Drive up testing site
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 5 and older 
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 4:00 PM

Make an appointment


Half Moon Bay, Ted Adcock Community Center (OptumServe/LHI):

  • Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • 535 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Walk up testing site 
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 1 and older
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 6:00 PM
  • Those who do not have internet access or require assistance with registration can call the LHI Call Center at (888) 634-1123 to make an appointment
  • Appointments for children under 13 years old cannot be made online and must be made by calling the LHI Call Center

Make an appointment


Hillsborough, Crocker Middle School (Curative):

  • Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • 2600 Ralston Ave, Hillsborough, CA 94010
  • Walk up testing site
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 5 and older 
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 2:30 PM

Make an appointment


Menlo Park, Menlo Park Kiosk (Curative):

  • Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • 201 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Walk up testing site
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 5 and older 
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 4:00 PM

Make an appointment


Pacifica, City Parking Lot (corner of Francisco Blvd. and Salada Ave.) (OptumServe/LHI):

  • Sunday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • 1900 Francisco Blvd., Pacifica, CA 94044
  • Walk up testing site 
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 1 and older
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 7:00 PM
  • Those who do not have internet access or require assistance with registration can call the LHI Call Center at (888) 634-1123 to make an appointment
  • Appointments for children under 13 years old cannot be made online and must be made by calling the LHI Call Center

Make an appointment


Redwood City, Casa Circulo Cultural Mural Parking Lot (Curative):

  • Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and rotating Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Mural Parking Lot located at 3090 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 9406
  • Walk up testing site
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 5 and older 
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 2:00 PM

Make an appointment


Redwood City, North Fair Oaks (Curative):

  • Monday through Friday from Noon to 7:00 PM
  • Parking lot located on Stanford University's Redwood City campus, 2685 Bay Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Drive up and walk up testing site
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 5 and older 
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 6:00 PM

Make an appointment

  • Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
  • Parking lot located on Stanford University's Redwood City campus, 2685 Bay Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Walk up testing site 
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 5 and older 
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 3:00 PM

Make an appointment


Redwood City, North Fair Oaks Library (OptumServe/LHI):

  • Thursday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM 
  • 2500 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063 
  • Walk up testing site 
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 1 and older
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 6:00 PM
  • Those who do not have internet access or require assistance with registration can call the LHI Call Center at (888) 634-1123 to make an appointment
  • Appointments for children under 13 years old cannot be made online and must be made by calling the LHI Call Center

Make an appointment


San Carlos, Central Middle School (Curative):

  • Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Thursday from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, and Friday from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 757 Cedar St, San Carlos, CA 94070
  • Walk up testing site
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 5 and older 
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 2:00 PM

Make an appointment


San Mateo, Bayside Academy (OptumServe/LHI):

  • Rotating 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • 2025 Kehoe Ave. San Mateo, CA 94403
  • Walk up testing site 
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 1 and older 
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 7:00 PM
  • Those who do not have internet access or require assistance with registration can call the LHI Call Center at (888) 634-1123 to make an appointment
  • Appointments for children under 13 years old cannot be made online and must be made by calling the LHI Call Center

Make an appointment


San Mateo, College of San Mateo (OptumServe/LHI):

  • Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • 3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
  • Drive up and walk up testing site
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 1 and older
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 5:00 PM
  • Those who do not have internet access or require assistance with registration can call the LHI Call Center at (888) 634-1123 to make an appointment
  • Appointments for children under 13 years old cannot be made online and must be made by calling the LHI Call Center

Make an appointment


San Mateo, Marriott Hotel (Virus Geeks):

  • Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Saturday 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Sunday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • 1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402
  • Drive up and walk up testing site
  • Appointments are not required, but recommended. Simply register and drop in anytime, or make an appointment below.
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 1 and older.

Make an appointment


San Mateo, San Mateo Central Courthouse (OptumServe/LHI):

  • Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM 
  • 800 North Humboldt Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 
  • Walk up testing site
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 1 and older 
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 7:00 PM
  • Those who do not have internet access or require assistance with registration can call the LHI Call Center at (888) 634-1123 to make an appointment
  • Appointments for children under 13 years old cannot be made online and must be made by calling the LHI Call Center

Make an appointment


San Mateo, St James AME Zion Church (Curative):

  • Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • 825 Monte Diablo Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
  • Walk up testing site
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 5 and older 
  • Those without appointments not accepted after 6:00 PM

Make an appointment


South San Francisco, South San Francisco Unified School District (SSFUSD) Offices (Fulgent) 

  • Friday through Tuesday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • 634 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080
  • Enter off of El Camino Real at the Ponderosa Road stop light 
  • Drive up and walk up testing site 
  • Appointments are available for adults and children ages 1 and older
  • This test site is by appointment only. Please make an appointment below to get tested.

Make an appointment


Additional Options

To find additional local testing sites, visit the state’s testing site locator. Some sites may carry a cost to you.

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