As of yesterday, the County of Santa Clara launched and expanded new test locations. All people getting tested at these sites pay nothing for the test. The County picked the six new locations based on data showing a higher rate of recent cases in these areas compared to nearby areas.
Essential workers with regular interaction with the public should get tested at least once a month. This includes grocery store clerks, food delivery workers, retail associates, first responders, and more. The County recommends that these front-line workers get tested even if they have no symptoms at all. Testing can identify the infection before a person feels unwell or before they spread it to another person with potentially deadly consequences.
If you want to get a test, you can go through your regular doctor, or go to one of these new or expanded sites around the county.
Temporary Testing Sites in Mountain View & San Jose
Testing will be available in outdoor “pop-up” sites in Mountain View on Wednesday, May 27; and in San Jose on Friday, May 29. This is walk-up testing, available without an appointment. Insurance is not required. A doctor’s note is not required. Due to expected hot weather, water will be available at these sites.
Wednesday, May 27, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rengstorff Park Pool Area, 201 S Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040
Friday, May 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
La Placita Tropicana Shopping Center parking lot, 1630 Story Rd, San Jose, CA 95122
Drive-Thru Testing Sites in Milpitas, Morgan Hill & San Jose
The County of Santa Clara is also making drive-thru testing available to the public at four existing County Health System locations in Milpitas, Morgan Hill and San Jose. Testing is available 7 days a week. Appointments are required for this drive-thru testing and these can be made online through a link at sccfreetest.org or by calling 888-334-1000.
- 1325 East Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035 (location subject to change)
- 18550 De Paul Dr., Morgan Hill, CA 95037
- 777 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95112
- 1993 McKee Road, San Jose, CA 95116
The tests offered are viral detection tests, which diagnose a person who currently has the infection. Read more about the difference between viral detection tests and serology tests at www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/covid19-testing-learn-more.aspx#types.
With the addition of these six sites, there are now at least 46 sites throughout the county offering COVID-19 viral detection testing.
All new and expanded test sites and additional sites operated by other organizations are mapped on the County’s website at sccfreetest.org. The site is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Tagalog. Information is also available by calling 2-1-1.