May 15 , 2020
How to get treatment
If you develop any of these warning signs for COVID-19, get emergency medical attention immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to awake
- Bluish lips or face
If you need to go to the hospital, call ahead so they can prepare for your arrival. If you call 911, tell the operator you have coronavirus symptoms so ambulance workers can be ready to treat you safely.
How to get tested
California is expanding coronavirus testing capacity daily. Governor Newsom announced COVID-19 Testing Task Force, a public-private collaboration that is working to scale up testing quickly.
Find a testing location
Who can get tested
As capacity increases, testing will expand according to the discretion of the Local Health Officer. Priorities include:
- Hospitalized patients
- Healthcare workers, first responders, and other social service employees
- Any symptomatic person
- People exposed to infected individuals in places where COVID-19 risk is high
- Asymptomatic residents or employees of group living facilities including:
- After positive cases have been identified in a facility
- Before resident admission or re-admission to a facility
- People in essential jobs
- Lower risk asymptomatic people
- Asymptomatic people as part of community or regional surveillance programs
Learn more about testing and treatment at California Department of Public Health Coronavirus Updates.
Drive-through testing (Project Baseline)
This California community-based COVID-19 testing program is a collaboration with Verily’s Project Baseline which will expand access to COVID-19 screening and testing for high-risk individuals in certain areas of the state.
See if you qualify:
You will need a Google account.
Drive-through testing sites are now open in the following areas:
- Lakeport (Lake County)
- Napa (Napa County)
- Oakland (Alameda County)
- Sacramento (Sacramento County)
- Salida (Stanislaus County)
- San Jose (Santa Clara County)
- San Mateo (San Mateo County)
- Stockton (San Joaquin County)
- Bakersfield (Kern County)
- Lake Elsinore (Riverside County)
- Long Beach (Los Angeles County)
- Los Angeles (Los Angeles County)
- Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles County)
Find the Verily testing location near you.
Payment: Testing through Project Baseline is free.
Frequently asked questions (Project Baseline)
How do I get a drive-through test?
There are two steps to this process: screening and testing. First, you will create an account and take the online screener. If your answers from the screener determine you are eligible at this time, you will receive details on how and where to get tested. Once tested, you’ll be informed via email or phone when your COVID-19 test results are available.
Why am I asked to create an account?
For the Baseline COVID-19 Program to work, Verily needs a way to authenticate users to appropriately protect their information. Verily turned to Google for this service because Google Account provides best-in-class authentication. We ask that you link to an existing Google Account or create a new Google Account (which can be done with any email address). This lets Verily authenticate your account, and securely and privately contact you during the screening and testing process. All the data provided by Baseline COVID-19 Program users for screening is stored separately and not directly linked to a user’s Google Account.
Testing for underserved communities (OptumServe)
The State of California has joined together with OptumServe to expand testing services for underserved communities and some of California’s most vulnerable patients.
Anyone who meets the testing criteria can be tested at an OptumServe community testing site, including uninsured, underinsured, undocumented and homeless individuals. OptumServe will generate a unique identification number for individuals who do not have a driver’s license.
Payment: If you have medical insurance, OptumServe will bill your insurance company. Tests for uninsured individuals will be paid for by the state.