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Where to Get a Free COVID-19 Test in San Diego County

Here's a look at all state-run and county-run testing sites in San Diego

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Testing sites managed by the California Department of Public Health and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency have opened across San Diego County.

The county has also deployed mobile testing sites in an effort to make testing widely available for priority populations.

The county recommends people with and without symptoms who are at higher risk for COVID-19 should be tested. Healthcare and essential workers should also get a test, as well as people who had close contact with a positive case or live in communities that are being highly impacted, whether they are showing symptoms or not.

Here's a look at all state-run and county-run testing sites across San Diego.

All testing sites are weather permitting; call 211 to double-check which ones are open or visit this website.

The migrant community is considered a vulnerable population and when calling 211 should let a nurse know of their insurance status to receive an appointment and be connected with a community health care provider, the county said.


To find community-run testing sites, click here to find one near you.

Rady Children’s Hospital is partnering with the county to offer COVID-19 testings daily. For more details, click here.

CVS Health has also announced plans to increase testing at about 1,000 locations across the country. For locations in San Diego County, click here.

Sunday

No Appointment Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
San Diego, Tubman-Chavez Community Center415 Euclid Ave, 92114 10 AM - 5:30 PM

Monday

No Appointment Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
San Diego, Tubman-Chavez Community Center415 Euclid Ave, 9211410 AM - 5:30 PM
Appointment Required Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
San Diego, North Central Public Health Center5055 Ruffin Rd, 921238AM - 4:30PM
Appointments Highly Recommended, Not Required Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
Julian, County Fire - Julian Chamber of Commerce Town Hall2129 Main St, 92036Aug 9, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tuesday

No Appointment Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
Imperial Beach, Imperial Beach Sports Park Recreation Center425 Imperial Beach Blvd, 919327 AM – 7 PM
San Diego, Tubman-Chavez Community Center415 Euclid Ave, 9211410 AM - 5:30 PM
San Marcos, San Marcos Test Site at Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM), Parking Lot B on Craven Road333 South Twin Oaks Valley Rd, 9207810 AM - 5:30 PM
San Ysidro, San Ysidro Civic Center212 West Park Avenue, 921737 AM – 7 PM
Appointment Required Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
Chula Vista, South Region Public Health Center690 Oxford St, 919118 AM - 12 PM
San Diego, Central Region VIP3177 Ocean View Blvd., 921138 AM - 4:30 PM
Appointments Highly Recommended, Not Required Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
Chula Vista, Old Boys & Girls Club1301 Oleander Ave, 919117 AM – 7 PM
El Cajon, Assessor Recorder County Clerk Building200 South Magnolia Avenue, 920207 AM – 7 PM
Escondido, North Inland Live Well Center649 W. Mission Ave, 920257 AM - 7 PM
National City, Kimball Senior Center1221 D Ave, 9191507 AM – 7 PM
Oceanside, North Coastal Live Well Center3708 Ocean Ranch Blvd, 920567 AM – 7 PM
San Diego, Former USD Electronics Recycling Center5330 Linda Vista Rd, 921107 AM – 7 PM

Wednesday

No Appointment Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
Imperial Beach, Imperial Beach Sports Park Recreation Center425 Imperial Beach Blvd, 919327 AM – 7 PM
San Diego, Tubman-Chavez Community Center415 Euclid Ave, 9211410 AM - 5:30 PM
San Marcos, San Marcos Test Site at Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM), Parking Lot B on Craven Road333 South Twin Oaks Valley Rd, 9207810 AM - 5:30 PM
San Ysidro, San Ysidro Civic Center212 West Park Avenue, 921737 AM – 7 PM
Appointment Required Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
Chula Vista, South Region Public Health Center690 Oxford St, 919118 AM - 12 PM
San Diego, Central Region Public Health Center5202 University Ave, 921058AM - 4:30PM
San Diego, North Central Public Health Center5055 Ruffin Rd, 921238AM - 4:30PM
Appointments Highly Recommended, Not Required Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
Chula Vista, Old Boys & Girls Club1301 Oleander Ave, 919117 AM – 7 PM
El Cajon, Assessor Recorder County Clerk Building200 South Magnolia Avenue, 920207 AM – 7 PM
Escondido, North Inland Live Well Center649 W. Mission Ave, 920257 AM - 7 PM
Lakeside, County Fire- Lakeside Farms Elementary11915 Lakeside Ave, 92040Aug 4, 9 AM - 5 PM
National City, Kimball Senior Center1221 D Ave, 9191507 AM – 7 PM
Oceanside, North Coastal Live Well Center3708 Ocean Ranch Blvd, 920567 AM – 7 PM
San Diego, Former USD Electronics Recycling Center5330 Linda Vista Rd, 921107 AM – 7 PM

Thursday

No Appointment Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
Imperial Beach, Imperial Beach Sports Park Recreation Center425 Imperial Beach Blvd, 919327 AM – 7 PM
San Diego, Tubman-Chavez Community Center415 Euclid Avenue, 9211410 AM - 5:30 PM
San Marcos, San Marcos Test Site at Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM), Parking Lot B on Craven Road333 South Twin Oaks Valley Rd, 9207810 AM - 5:30 PM
San Ysidro, San Ysidro Civic Center212 West Park Avenue, 921737 AM – 7 PM
Appointment Required Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
San Diego, Central Region VIP3177 Ocean View Blvd., 921138 AM - 4:30 PM
San Diego, North Central Public Health Center5055 Ruffin Rd, 921238 AM - 4:30PM
Appointments Highly Recommended, Not Required Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
Chula Vista, Old Boys & Girls Club1301 Oleander Ave, 919117 AM – 7 PM
El Cajon, Assessor Recorder County Clerk Building200 South Magnolia Avenue, 920207 AM – 7 PM
Escondido, North Inland Live Well Center649 W. Mission Ave, 920257 AM - 7 PM
National City, Kimball Senior Center1221 D Ave, 9191507 AM – 7 PM
Oceanside, North Coastal Live Well Center3708 Ocean Ranch Blvd, 920567 AM – 7 PM
San Diego, Former USD Electronics Recycling Center5330 Linda Vista Rd, 921107 AM – 7 PM

Friday

No Appointment Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
Imperial Beach, Imperial Beach Sports Park Recreation Center425 Imperial Beach Blvd, 919327 AM – 7 PM
San Marcos, San Marcos Test Site at Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM), Parking Lot B on Craven Road333 South Twin Oaks Valley Rd, 9207810 AM - 5:30 PM
San Ysidro, San Ysidro Civic Center212 West Park Avenue, 921737 AM – 7 PM
Appointment Required Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
Chula Vista, South Region Public Health Center690 Oxford St, 919118 AM - 4:30 PM
Appointments Highly Recommended, Not Required Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
Chula Vista, Old Boys & Girls Club1301 Oleander Ave, 919117 AM – 7 PM
El Cajon, Assessor Recorder County Clerk Building200 South Magnolia Ave, 920207 AM – 7 PM
Escondido, North Inland Live Well Center649 W. Mission Ave, 920257 AM - 7 PM
National City, Kimball Senior Center1221 D Ave, 9191507 AM – 7 PM
Oceanside, North Coastal Live Well Center3708 Ocean Ranch Blvd, 920567 AM – 7 PM
Rainbow, County Fire - Vallecitos Elementary School5211 5th St, 92028August 6, 9 AM – 5 PM
San Diego, Former USD Electronics Recycling Center5330 Linda Vista Rd, 921107 AM – 7 PM

Saturday

No Appointment Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
Imperial Beach, Imperial Beach Sports Park Recreation Center425 Imperial Beach Blvd, 919327 AM – 7 PM
San Marcos, San Marcos Test Site at Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM), Parking Lot B on Craven Road333 South Twin Oaks Valley Rd, 9207810 AM - 5:30 PM
San Ysidro, San Ysidro Civic Center212 West Park Avenue, 921737 AM – 7 PM
Appointments Highly Recommended, Not Required Test Sites
City, LocationAddressTimeType
Chula Vista, Old Boys & Girls Club1301 Oleander Ave, 919117 AM – 7 PM
El Cajon, Assessor Recorder County Clerk Building200 South Magnolia Avenue, 920207 AM - 7 PM
Escondido, North Inland Live Well Center649 W. Mission Ave, 920257 AM - 7 PM
National City, Kimball Senior Center1221 D Ave, 9191507 AM – 7 PM
Oceanside, North Coastal Live Well Center3708 Ocean Ranch Blvd, 920567 AM – 7 PM
San Diego, Former USD Electronics Recycling Center5330 Linda Vista Rd, 921107 AM – 7 PM
Warner Springs, County Fire - Warner Springs Los Coyotes2300 Camino San Ignacio, 92086August 7, 9 AM – 5 PM

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