One of two new, appointment-only COVID-19 testing sites opened Monday in Escondido the County Health and Human Services Agency announced this week. The other is in Chula Vista.
The Escondido drive-through free testing sites is at the North Inland Live Well Center in Escondido.
Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer commented, “Our goal is to make testing as widely available as capacity and supplies will allow us.”
Doctor Referral and Appointment Neede
People with symptoms who have a health care provider should contact their doctor to get tested. People with symptoms without a provider or health care coverage can call 2-1-1 and ask to speak to the nurse triage line to request a referral. The nurses can give a referral and make an appointment to get tested.
People without an appointment will not be tested.
Hours of operation are:
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday to Friday
North Inland Live Well Escondido Center
649 W. Mission Ave., Escondido, CA 92025
Mobile testing sites will soon be deployed in other parts of the region to accommodate the growing demand for testing.
The nasal swab tests are conducted by County Public Health nurses and using the County Public Health lab. Results typically take between 24-48 hours.