Even if you feel fine…
You may be an asymptomatic carrier and show no signs of COVID-19 but can pass the virus off to friends, co-workers, and family members. Even If you don’t think you’ve been exposed, getting tested is the only way to be sure.
No matter what,
Free COVID-19 Testing. Whether or not you have medical insurance.
Those without insurance can work with our team to get a free test.
You can receive your results in as little as 15 minutes or just a few days from the comfort of your home.
How It Works
City Health offers three fast, convenient methods for COVID-19
testing. Either in person, from home, or at your business.
In-person by Appointment
The fastest way to find out – minimal wait time
- Make an appointment through our easy online system (highly recommended)
- Visit CityHealth Oakland or CityHealth San Leandro.
- Must bring photo ID and insurance card if paying through insurance
- Our medical staff will quickly and conveniently obtain a nasal swab.
- Receive your results in about 15 minutes
If you’re under quarantine or can’t leave home
- Have a virtual Consultation with a doctor to determine if mail-in testing is right for you.
- In 1-2 days, receive a COVID At-Home test kit.
- Follow the easy-to-understand instructions to obtain your own saliva sample.
- FedEx the sample back to us, for free, COVID test shipping is prepaid, both ways.
THIS OPTION IS COMING SOON
How Accurate is the test?
According to our lab partners, PCR viral testing and serum antibody IgG testing is 97% accurate .
Can you test for antibodies?
Yes, for that you would need to first get screened for viral load using the PCR testing and then you may come into the clinic for a blood draw to send out to our lab partner after we determine that you currently do not have active virus. The IgG antibody takes 7-10 days to become positive after infection.
What do I do if my result is positive?
We strongly recommend that you book a follow-up virtual visit with one of our providers to discuss your results and understand the possible implications of a positive result. While waiting for results and if the results are positive, you must self-isolate.
Will this test work if I have had COVID-19 in the past?
The viral PCR test only checks for active virus, but will not test for prior infection. It accurately detects viral load in your body. The IgG antibody test will indicate prior infection.
Can I use my insurance to pay for the test?
Yes, we accept most insurance plans, but you will need to check with your insurance company to ensure that your policy will be covered. Each plan is different.
What if I have questions about the test results?
Please ask your clinician any questions that you have about the test during your virtual visit. Once your visit is complete and you have received the results, you are welcome to book a follow-up visit with us.
Is my testing data shared with anyone?
Positive results are shared with public health departments. Data collection through the CDC and health departments is an important tool in understanding and fighting the spread of the disease.