Magazine News Volume 69, Issue 8

Testing Sites in the Bay Area

With COVID-19’s rapid growth in the Bay Area, one can only wonder if and where they can get tested if they have symptoms. Since testing is limited at this point in time, most testing sites require potential patients to meet specific criteria such as: exposure to someone with a confirmed case, being sixty years of age or older, having chronic medical conditions, finding it difficult to breathe, experiencing pressure or pain in the chest, and/or bluish face or lips. Hopefully, access to more testing kits will become available so more people can get tested in the long run. Most COVID-19 testing sites require a call in before arrival so they can be prepared to test you.

Some  current sites are: the Urgent Care at Sonoma Valley Hospital (347 Andrieux Street , Sonoma 95476 CA), John Muir Health – Brentwood (2400 Balfour Rd , Brentwood 94513 CA), Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (2500 Alhambra Avenue , Martinez 94553 CA), Carbon Health – Oakland Urgent Care (411 Grand Ave , Oakland 94610 CA), Alta Bates Summit Med Ctr-Summit Campus-Hawthorne (350 Hawthorne Avenue , Oakland 94609 CA), Kaiser Permanente – Hayward-Sleepy Hollow Urgent Care(27303 Sleepy Hollow Ave S , Hayward 94545 CA), San Leandro Hospital (13855 East 14th Street , San Leandro 94578 CA) and, Valley Memorial Hospital – Livermore (1111 E. Stanley Boulevard , Livermore 94550 CA). To prevent COVID-19’s spread please remember to wash your hands, use hand sanitizer, get your flu shot, be mindful while sneezing or coughing, carry hand sanitizer if you have to go out and remember to stay at home when it’s not essential. We can only get through this together if we work together.