Did you know that 40% of those who are testing positive for COVID-19 do not have any symptoms? Even if you do not show symptoms, you can transmit the virus to others that are at high risk of developing severe COVID-19 disease. That means you could be spreading COVID-19 to your family, friends, coworkers and neighbors and not know it.
Testing to detect if you are infected with the coronavirus is now readily available at no cost to everyone in Sonoma County. COVID-19 viral testing is safe, free, and available locally without an appointment. So, don’t wait, a 15-second nasal swab could help save lives and slow the spread.
VIRAL TESTING is now available at multiple locations, including:
Local Free drive-thru testing in Sonoma Valley at Sonoma Valley Hospital (Tuesday & Wednesday 5 pm – 7 pm) and Altimira Middle School (Saturdays 11 am – 2 pm) in collaboration with local agencies including the Sonoma County Health Department and Supervisor Gorin’s office, Sonoma Valley Community Health Center (SVCHC) will be testing anyone, COVID symptomatic or symptom-free, who lives or works in Sonoma Valley. Please visit the SVCHC website for complete information including car requirements and required personal information. Those without a vehicle can call SVCHC at 707-935-8005 and make an appointment for an on-site test.
- Two sites (Santa Rosa and Petaluma) open to everyone (operated by OptumServe, under contract with the State). Appointments open to everyone, but you must first schedule through their online system at https://lhi.care/covidtesting.
- Free drive-thru testing for essential workers or at-risk people at the County Public Health Laboratory. Call 707-565-4667 to make an appointment.
An antibody test looks for antibodies, which show if you’ve had a previous viral infection. The antibody test isn’t checking for the virus itself. Instead, it looks to see whether your immune system — your body’s defense against illness — has responded to the infection. The County is currently offering antibody (aka serology) testing to healthcare workers, first responders, recovered cases, and their close contacts. Learn more and find FAQs about Antibody Testing.