Access to testing
Testing is available across Anaheim and Orange County for those with and without symptoms and with and without insurance.
If you would like to get testing, you should start by calling your insurer or healthcare provider.
If they do not offer testing or make it available to everyone, there are other options.
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.
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Find a map of testing sites
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 15 providers, including here in Anaheim as well as Buena Park, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Tustin and other neighboring cities.
Appointments are required. See a list of locations
Testing is widely available across Anaheim at hospitals, urgent care clinics, doctors offices and other providers.
Start by calling your provider.
General public testing is available at AltaMed on Anaheim Boulevard near the Riverside (91) Freeway.
AltaMed is part of the county's testing network and will bill insurers where applicable but also provides testing for those without insurance with compensation from government funding.
CVS Pharmacy is now offering drive-up testing by appointment at its Anaheim locations on Beach Boulevard and on Brookhurst Street.
Find out more and make an appointment
Another Anaheim testing site, Golden West Medical Center, 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 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 at (714) 634-4884.