For Immediate ReleaseNovember 17, 2020
Whether a resident is insured or not, local options for testing are available
San Rafael, CA – Marin County residents seeking COVID-19 testing have more options than ever. Every day, an average of more than 1,000 Marin residents are tested for the disease, and residents should be aware of their options as case counts rise.
Mail-in home testing options are gaining in popularity as a convenient alternative to traveling to a testing site. Families with returning college-aged students can have a test waiting at home.
Anyone seeking a COVID-19 test should first contact a health care provider. Most providers now offer testing for their patients and are required to do so under California state regulations.
The Public Health Division of Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) offers the following considerations for who should get tested.
In addition to testing options available through medical providers across the county, free testing is available Tuesdays through Saturdays at the Public Health testing site in San Rafael. Make an online appointment and call (888) 634-1123 for additional assistance.
More information about COVID-19 testing in Marin can be found at Coronavirus.MarinHHS.org/Testing.
Dr. Matthew WillisPublic Health OfficerHealth and Human Services
3240 Kerner Blvd.San Rafael, CA 94901(415) 473-4163Email: Dr. Matthew WillisMarin HHS website