California Department of Public Health (CDPH) sponsored reporting website: Primary Health California
National Institute of Health (NIH) sponsored reporting program: Make My Test Count
Home Test Kits
Free Tests Available AGAIN From the USPS
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has re-initiated test distribution, and each household is able to order four (4) free COVID tests. Tests will start shipping the week of December 19th, 2022 and the order form can be found at this link: https://special.usps.com/testkits
Do you have health insurance?
Did you know that you can get no cost at home COVID-19 test kits with your healthcare insurance? This includes people with Medi-Cal, Medicare, and private insurance. NCPH encourages all insured members of the community to use their insurance benefits to get at-home tests from pharmacies and retail stores - up to 8 free tests a month. Show your insurance card as payment for your kits! (NOTE: Reimbursement may be necessary depending on your insurance carrier, you can receive up to $12 per individual test - keep receipt if charged). See a list of FDA authorized home tests.
Free Tests Available from Nevada County Public Health
Individuals who do not have health insurance or need additional assistance obtaining tests, can request tests through the Nevada County COVID-19 Nurse Line at (530) 265-7258.
Free COVID-19 Tests Available for Community Partners
At Home (Over-the-Counter) COVID-19 Antigen Tests are available from many community partners in Nevada County upon request. Partners must have clients that meet at least one of the following criteria: Uninsured, Underinsured, and/or have poor access to other testing resources.
If you are a community partner and interested in distributing tests, please contact PublicHealth@nevadacountyca.gov or call (530) 470-2741.
Additional Testing Options
Testing Through Your Doctor or Clinic
Your doctor may offer COVID-19 testing. Call your doctor's office for more information.
Western Sierra Medical Clinic, Sierra Family Health Center (San Juan Ridge), and Chapa-De may also offer testing. Contact those locations for details.
If you do not have insurance or cannot reach a provider within 24 hours:
- Visit Sesame to make a free phone/video appointment with a healthcare provider.
- Call (833) 686-5051 to make a phone/video appointment with California's free COVID-19 provider.
Testing at Local Labs
Quest Diagnostics is offering COVID-19 testing for a fee.
Testing at Local & Regional Pharmacies
Many local and nearby retail pharmacies provide COVID-19 testing.
Testing Through Private Companies
These companies offer at-home polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. Test samples are collected by you at home and sent to a lab for testing.
Pixel by LabCorp
Will charge your insurance.
Your insurance may reimburse.
Your insurance may reimburse.
This is a saliva test. Your insurance may reimburse. Also offers corporate testing options sending bulk testing kits.
This is a saliva test. Your insurance may reimburse.