Access to Testing
Updated Aug. 10, 2020
Anaheim residents and those across Orange County now have access to drive-thru COVID-19 testing at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Testing is now offered Tuesdays through Saturdays, still from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only.
It is available for:
- People with symptoms
- Healthcare workers and first responders
- Residents and employees of skilled nursing and other group living facilities
- Essential workers: grocery, food supply, utility and public employees
- Those who have had close contact (15 minutes or more within 6 feet) to someone known or suspected to have COVID-19.
Testing is contact-free and self-administered inside in vehicles.
For those with insurance, insurers will be billed with no out-of-pocket cost for those being tested.
For those without insurance, federal funding will cover the cost of testing.
The testing site is on the west side of Anaheim Convention Center, in a surface parking lot and parking structure off West Street south of Katella Avenue. See map below for detailed route.
The site is able to provide about 1,000 tests a day.
After a lighter, soft opening in the first two weeks, more appointments are now available.
Appointments are made available in 48 hour windows.
While testing appointments will be spread out throughout the day, patients should expect some wait time of five to 20 minutes as vehicles make their way through the testing site.
Residents in the area will see additional traffic on West Street but no added public health risk.
The testing site is part of Anaheim’s ongoing efforts to address the coronavirus crisis, in partnership with the county of Orange. The operator is Garden Grove-based 360 Clinic.
To make an appointment:
- Click on the graphic above
- Or click here
- Questions: call (800) 446-8888
Anaheim Neighborhood Testing
Anaheim residents can get free testing, by appointment, at three Anaheim high schools thanks to a partnership between the city, the county of Orange and nonprofit Latino Health Access.
Testing occurs on Mondays at Magnolia High School, Tuesdays at Katella High School and Wednesdays at Anaheim High School.
Appointments are available to those with symptoms, including basics such as headache or fatigue; essential workers; and anyone with recent contact with a person positive with COVID-19.
To make an appointment click here.
Questions? Call Latino Health Access at (714) 805-7838.
More Anaheim Testing
Testing is widely available across Anaheim at hospitals, urgent care clinics, doctors offices and other providers.
Start by calling your insurer or provider.
Rite Aid is now offering testing at its location in Anaheim on Magnolia Avenue.
Find out more and make an appointment here.
CVS Pharmacy is now offering drive-up testing by appointment at its Anaheim locations on Beach Boulevard, Katella Avenue and Brookhurst Street.
Find out more and make an appointment here.
Another Anaheim testing site, Golden West Medical Center and its A&C Urgent Care, is focused on testing for employees returning to workplaces.
Golden West provides both swab and antibody testing.
Antibody testing can be helpful in determining whether someone’s been previously exposed to coronavirus and for studying what that means for future immunity.
Note that antibody testing is not a good indicator of current infection. Nor can it guarantee immunity, as health experts are still unsure whether or not someone can be reinfected with COVID-19.
Golden West is not providing testing for those with COVID-19 symptoms.
If you have a fever, shortness of breath, a cough or other COVID-19 symptoms, you should contact your primary provider for guidance.
You can contact Golden West/A&C Urgent Care at (714) 634-4884.
California Testing Sites
California is offering testing to essential workers through OptumServe, including in Buena Park, Orange, Santa Ana and San Juan Capistrano.
Testing is by appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
You can make an appointment by clicking here.
Find a map of California’s testing sites here.
The sites offer swab testing, also known as polymerise chain reaction, or PCR, testing.
Swab testing is the standard for determining whether someone is currently infected with COVID-19.
If you have insurance, your insurance will be billed. If you’re uninsured and can’t afford a test, the state of California will cover the cost.
Orange County Testing Sites
The Orange County Healthcare Agency offers testing through a network of providers, including in Buena Park, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Tustin and other neighboring cities.
Appointments are required.
Find the full list of testing sites here.
To download a flyer of testing sites, in both English and Spanish, click here.