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Get free at-home COVID-19 tests!

Visit COVIDtests.gov to request your 8 free at-⁠home tests for your household.

Need help placing an order for your at-⁠home tests?
Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

If you need testing now, please see the resources below.

There are two main types of testing for COVID:

  • PCR: This gets sent out to a lab with results usually back in 24-48 hours. Most labs will email your results. This test is considered more accurate, but can often test positive long after someone is actually contagious.
  • Antigen (or rapid): These tests are much more available now. They can be done in a lab or purchased at some pharmacies and done at home. These give results in 15 minutes and are a pretty good gauge of whether someone is actually contagious.
  • Antibody: Tests for antibodies may tell you if you have had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. Your body creates antibodies after getting infected with SARS-CoV-2 or after getting vaccinated against COVID-19. These tests are called “antibody” or “serology” tests. Antibody testing is not currently recommended to determine if you have a current infection.

Over-the-counter COVID-19 tests (also known as self-tests) allow individuals to conveniently learn their COVID-19 status in the comfort of their own home at a time of their choosing. Convenient testing with rapid results may allow individuals with COVID-19 to learn their status earlier in their infection course, resulting in earlier isolation and limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Report your COVID-19 self-test securely with Self Test Reporting. Please report both negative and positive results to help track* COVID-19 in Lake County.

*Self-tests reported are not included in case counts, but reporting your results will help Lake County Public Health monitor COVID-19 in our community.
Answer the Text from 23393»

If you receive a message from 23393, please Answer the Text.

The Virtual Assistant is an automated system from California Connected used to support you as part of your local health department's contact tracing efforts. The Virtual Assistant may ask you to complete a contact tracing survey and can also provide confidential and safe symptom check-ins through text messages.

You may receive a text with a link sent by the Virtual Assistant from the phone number 23393. It is safe to click on the link in this text message to start communicating with the Virtual Assistant. You may receive links for Surveys, FAQs, or the Symptom Monitoring System. You can reply STOP at any time to stop receiving messages. All information collected is protected and will be used exclusively for public health purposes.

So, if you see a message from 23393, answer the text. Click the link. Help stop the spread of COVID-19 in California.

Visit the Virtual Assistant Questions & Answers: Answering the Text from 23393 for additional information.

 

Tell Your Contacts»

Tell your close contacts to quarantine anonymously by text or email using the website tellyourcontacts.org, or by visiting the CA Notify website!

Isolate»

Need to know when to isolate or quarantine? Visit When to Isolate & Quarantine

The CDPH Self Isolation Factsheet has detailed isolation instructions.

OptumServe is providing rapid antigen testing across Lake County to identify symptomatic patients who are positive for Covid-19 and are eligible to receive prescription antiviral pills (Paxlovid or molnupiravir). Adults and children of all ages can be tested on-site at any of the locations listed below. People 12 years and older who weigh more than 88 pounds (40 kg) and have high-risk conditions may be eligible for treatment. OptumServe staff will first connect patients with a registered nurse on-site who will gather initial medical and medication history before transferring a patient to a licensed prescribing telehealth provider to determine eligibility for treatment. Eligible patients will be able to receive an oral medication regimen on-site following the telehealth evaluation.

Accessing COVID-19 Treatments

COVID-19 treatments work best when taken soon after symptoms begin. Here is how to access outpatient COVID-19 treatments if you have symptoms:

  1. Talk to your health care provider right after you notice symptoms to learn if you qualify for a COVID-19 treatment.
  2. If you do not have a health care provider offering treatments or do not hear back from your provider within a few days, visit a Test to Treat location to get rapid testing and find out if you are eligible for treatments.
  3. If you do not have insurance, visit an OptumServe location.

COVID-19 Treatments Are Not a Substitute for the COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccinations remain the most effective tool in preventing severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Vaccination appointments can be made by visiting myturn.ca.gov or calling 1-833-422-4255. The consent of a parent or legal guardian may be needed for those under age 18 to receive a vaccination. Visit Vaccinate All 58 to learn more about safe and effective vaccines available for all Californians 5 years of age and older

Learn more about the symptoms of COVID-19 to watch for here.

Get the facts about COVID-19 Treatments here.
 

Available Locations & Hours:
Lower Lake Town Hall (16195 Main Street, Lower Lake)
  • Saturdays 8AM - 12PM & 1PM - 4PM, excluding holidays
*Mobile Van: Lake County Health Services (922 Bevins Court, Lakeport)
  • Mondays 8AM - 12PM & 1PM - 4PM, excluding holidays & weather permitting
*Mobile Van: Anderson Ranch (15975 Anderson Ranch Parkway, Lower Lake)
  • Tuesdays 11AM - 3PM & 4PM - 7PM, excluding holidays & weather permitting
*Mobile Van: Twin Pine Casino & Hotel (22223 Highway 29, Middletown)
  • Wednesdays 11AM - 3PM & 4PM - 7PM, excluding holidays & weather permitting
*Mobile Van: Clearlake Senior Center (3245 Bower Avenue, Clearlake)
  • Thursdays 11AM - 3PM & 4PM - 7PM, excluding holidays & weather permitting
*Mobile Van: Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino (1545 State Highway 20, Nice)
  • Fridays 11AM - 3PM & 4PM - 7PM, excluding holidays & weather permitting


*Mobile Van sites may need close due to weather. Optum will make every effort to keep Mobile Van clinics open. If a Clinic does need to close due to weather, Optum will attempt to notify those with appointments whenever possible.

Testing is available to all residents, including:

  • Uninsured
  • Underinsured
  • Undocumented
  • Homeless
  • Minors (with parent/guardian)

 

Every effort is made to keep this list as accurate as possible; however, testing availability is subject to change without notice. If you know of a testing location or change, please notify us at (707)-263-8174 or by email at [email protected].
TESTING RESOURCES   
LOCATION PCR
TESTING
ON-SITE
PCR TESTING
AT-HOME (MAIL IN)
 ANTIGEN TESTING
ON-SITE (RAPID) 
ANTIGEN
TESTING
AT-HOME
(RAPID)
Adventist Health
Clear Lake Hospital

15630 18th Ave.
Clearlake
Emergency only      
Adventist Health
Providers
Established pediatric patients,
by provider order, limited
           
Amazon.com     Limited stock
Purchase online
    Purchase online
2-7 days delivery
COVIDtests.gov
            8 per residential address
Orders take 7-12 days to process
CVS
949 11th St.
Lakeport
CVS.com
  Limited stock
Purchase online
    Purchase in store or online
LabCorp OnDemand
ondemand.labcorp.com
  Request online
Ages 2+
      
Lake Pharmacy
15230 Lakeshore Dr.
Clearlake
1-707-994-3141
      Out of stock
Lake Pharmacy
18990 Coyote Valley Rd.
Suite 2
Hidden Valley Lake
1-707-809-7700
      Out of stock
Lucerne Pharmacy
6244 E Highway 20
Lucerne
1-707-274-6643
     
Purchase in store
North Lake Medical Pharmacy
347 Lakeport Boulevard
Lakeport
1-1-707-263-8072
      Purchase in store
North Lake Medical Pharmacy
5136 Hill Road 3
Lakeport
1-707-263-6192
      Purchase in store
Moran's Pharmacy
15175 Lakeshore Dr.
Clearlake
1-707-994-6440
      Out of stock
Optum Mobile Van
Anderson Ranch
15975 Anderson Ranch Pkwy.
Lower Lake
1-888-634-1123
lhi.care/covidtesting
Tuesdays
11AM-3PM & 4PM-7PM

Walk-ins welcome
  Test to Treat
Tuesdays
11AM-3PM & 4PM-7PM

Appointment 
recommended
 
Optum Mobile Van
Clearlake Senior Center
3245 Bower Ave.
Clearlake
1-888-634-1123
lhi.care/covidtesting
Thursdays
11AM-3PM & 4PM-7PM

Walk-ins welcome
  Test to Treat
Thursdays
11AM-3PM & 4PM-7PM

Appointment
recommended
 
Optum Mobile Van
Lake County
Health Services

922 Bevins Ct.
Lakeport
1-888-634-1123
lhi.care/covidtesting
Mondays
8AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM

Walk-ins welcome
  Test to Treat
Mondays
8AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM

Appointment
recommended
 
Optum Mobile Van
Robinson Rancheria
Resort & Casino

1545 State Highway 20
Nice
1-888-634-1123
lhi.care/covidtesting
Fridays
11AM-3PM & 4PM-7PM

Walk-ins welcome
  Test to Treat
Fridays

11AM-3PM & 4PM-7PM

Appointment
recommended
 
Optum Mobile Van
Twin Pine
Casino & Hotel

22223 Highway 29
Middletown
1-888-634-1123
lhi.care/covidtesting
Wednesdays
11AM-3PM & 4PM-7PM

Walk-ins welcome
  Test to Treat
Wednesdays
11AM-3PM & 4PM-7PM

Appointment
recommended
 
OptumServe
Lower Lake Town Hall
16195 Main St.
Lower Lake
1-888-634-1123
lhi.care/covidtesting
Saturdays
8AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM

Walk-ins welcome
  Test to Treat
Saturdays
8AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM

Appointment
recommended
 
Quest Direct
patient.questdiagnostics.com
    Order online    
Rite Aid
15025 Olympic Dr.
Clearlake
1-707-994-8677
riteaid.com
Ages 4+
By appointment
        Out of stock
Safeway Pharmacy
1071 11th St.
Lakeport
1-707-263-8779
 
          Purchase in store
Sutter Lakeside
Community Clinic

5196 Hill Rd. East, Ste. 300
Lakeport
1-707-263-6885
Established patients,
by appointment,
with provider order


     
Sutter Lakeside Hospital
5176 Hill Rd. East
Lakeport
Emergency only      
Sutter Lakeside
Medical Practice

987 Parallel Dr. Ste. C
Lakeport
1-707-262-5088
Established patients,
by appointment,
with provider order
     
Veterans Administration Clinic
15145 Lakeshore Dr.
Clearlake
TLC: 1-800-733-0502
Veterans
with symptoms
or prior to procedure only


Call TLC line to schedule
     
Walmart
15960 Dam Rd.
Clearlake
Walmart.com
  Out of Stock     Out of Stock