Where can kids be tested for COVID-19? – The Village Doctor

Where can kids be tested for COVID-19?

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Santa Clara County Testing — No video visit or doctor’s order required; multiple sites located in Santa Clara, San Jose, and Morgan Hill. Testing is for ASYMPTOMATIC patients only. Residency in Santa Clara County is not required.
Who: Children and adults who DO NOT have symptoms of COVID-19.
How: Make a testing appointment through their website, or download their MyHealth App for iOS or Android

Stanford Express Care — Requires registration on MyHealth if not done previously, and a video visit prior to scheduling a drive-through testing appointment. Having a primary care physician at Stanford is not required.
Testing sites located in Palo Alto and Emeryville
Who: Children and adults.
Note: Priority is given to those who are symptomatic or were exposed to confirmed or suspected COVID contacts.
How: Visit the website to schedule a video visit, call (650) 498-9000, or download their App for iOS or Android
For “Specialty” select “COVID-19 Testing” and complete the checklist.

Sutter Health — Requires registration if not already a patient, and a video visit prior to scheduling a testing appointment.
Note: priority given to those who are symptomatic or were exposed to confirmed or suspected COVID contacts.
WHO: Children and adults who are, or can be registered as, Sutter Health patients.
How: To register and/ or schedule a video visit, visit their website.

Dignity | GoHealth Urgent Care — Requires a video visit prior to scheduling a testing appointment.
Testing sites in Redwood City, San Bruno, the Castro, Mill Valley, Piedmont (Oakland).
Who: Children and adults
Note: GoHealth uses the Abbot point-of-care test which has significantly less sensitivity than the tests listed above. However, results are available within an hour. Priority is given to those who are symptomatic or were exposed to confirmed or suspected COVID contacts.
How: Visit their website to schedule a video visit.

San Mateo County Testing — operated by Verily’s Project Baseline and is NOT available to children under the age of 18. This is problematic and unfortunate.

Pixel by LabCorp — in-home testing NOT available to children under the age of 18.

Bottom Line
For children cared for by The Village Doctor pediatricians, contact us if you have a unique situation or are having trouble getting testing using the methods above. We are always here to help and we closely follow the ever-changing and bewildering testing options available locally.