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No-cost COVID-19 testing is widely available in Anaheim and throughout the county. It is available to anyone, with or without symptoms, and to both those with and without health insurance.

At-home test kits are also available to Anaheim residents through the county of Orange.

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.

For those with insurance, insurers will be billed with no out-of-pocket cost for those being tested.

For those without insurance, federal funding will cover the cost of testing.

Results generally are texted or emailed to you within two to four days.

Even as cases slow, testing is more important than ever to ensure that those who test positive can be aware of it and isolate. This helps stem the spread of the virus in the community.

Make an appointment at each site by clicking the graphic below. Scroll down for more details on your options for getting tested.

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Drive-thru testing provided by 360 Clinic

Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave. (enter off West Street)

Tuesday-Friday: noon to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Appointments: click here


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Drive-thru and walk-up testing provided by Latino Health Access

Magnolia High School 3Mondays at Magnolia High School: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Fridays at Anaheim High School: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Appointments click here or call (714) 805-7838.


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Anaheim City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Appointment click here

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Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 Crescent Ave.

Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Appointment click here


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Walk-up testing provided by 360 ClinicEast

East Anaheim Gymnasium, 8165 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road

Mondays and Thursdays, plus some Wednesdays, 
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Appointment click here


at home kits

Saliva-based test kits available by mail or for pickup

at home test kitsThe test kit is sent to your home, and comes with a return envelope to mail it back to the lab.

You can also elect to pick up the testing kit at a participating community clinic.

Frequently asked questions: click here

Get a kit: click here


At-home nasal-swab kits available by mail from Fulgpicture test kitent Genetics

The test kit is sent to your home, and comes with a prepaid return envelope to mail it back to the lab.

Get a kit: click here


other testing options

More Anaheim Testing

Testing is also available across Anaheim at hospitals, urgent care clinics, doctors offices and other providers.

Start by calling your insurer or provider.

Rite Aid offers testing at its location in Anaheim on Magnolia Avenue. Make an appointment here

CVS Pharmacy offers drive-up testing by appointment at its Anaheim locations on Beach Boulevard, Katella Avenue and Brookhurst Street. Make an appointment here.

Various clinics and urgent care centers offer PCR, antigen and antibody testing as well as testing for employees returning to workplaces.


Orange County Testing Sites

The county offers no-cost, drive-thru testing to Orange County residents at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

The site is operated by Garden Grove-based 360 Clinic, which also operates testing at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The Costa Mesa site operates Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. Results are generally provided within two to four days.

Click here to make an appointment.

The Orange County Healthcare Agency also offers testing through a network of providers, including in Buena Park, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Tustin and other neighboring cities.

Appointments are required.

Find the full list of testing sites here.

To download a flyer of testing sites, in both English and Spanish, click here.


California Testing Sites

California offers 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.

Click here to make an appointment.

Find a map of California’s testing sites here.


Antibody tests

While there's a lot of talk about antibody tests, they remain largely for research purposes at this point.

In contrast with a PCR test, the antibody test is a rapid blood test that determines whether someone has been infected with COVID-19 in the past, meaning their body has developed some antibodies from the virus.

There is no clear evidence about how long antibodies last in someone with a past infection and we don't yet know if antibodies impact risk of getting infected again.

However, some providers and retailers are offering antibody tests.

Ralphs announced in October that it will offer rapid antibody tests at its pharmacy locations across Southern California for $25. Contact your local store for more information.

Some local clinics and urgent care centers also offer antibody testing.