COVID-19-Testing-Programs COVID-19 Testing Programs

COVID-19 Testing Programs


​​Free Testing Program​s for Community Organizations

The California Department of Health (CDPH) has testing programs to help community organizations make free testing available to people who are uninsured, underinsured or with limited access to health care. Examples include skilled nursing facilities, long term care facilities, adult and childcare programs,  shelters, agricul​tural organizations, migrant services, food banks, outreach programs, in-home care and schools.

Current testing programs include:

  • Over-The-Counter (OTC)​ Testing Program

  • Community Rapid Testing Program (CLIA-waiver)

  • To learn more or to apply to​​​​ a testing program visit CDPH Community Testing Programs.

Medications to treat COVID-19 are free, widely available, and effective for stopping COVID-19 illness from getting serious. Eve​​ryone 12 years and older who has symptoms and tests positive for COVID-19 should ask a doctor about treatment.

 Go to ​the COVID-19 Treatment website​ to find treatment.

More Information about COVID-19 Testing Programs

Office Hours and Contact Information

For questions for the CLIA-waived Community​​​ Testing Program please email communityrapidtesting@cdph.ca.gov


Originally Published on September 2, 2022​​​