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Every Free COVID-19 Testing Site in San Francisco

SF now has 12 free testing sites for coronavirus for all essential workers or anyone with symptoms
By - posted 5/2/2020 No Comment

All “essential” workers in San Francisco (which pretty much means anyone who is required to work outside the home) are now eligible for COVID-19 testing, regardless of symptoms or exposure.

UPDATE: 10 Free COVID-19 Testing Sites for Anyone in San Francisco – 7/15/20

People who feel sick, work with the public, or have been exposed to COVID-19 should get tested. If you test positive, don’t have sick pay, and live in SF, the City can help replace your income.

  • If you have health insurance, try to get a test with them first.
  • If you feel sick or work outside your home, you can make an appointment at a City-run test site.

Eligibility if you work in SF
If you work in San Francisco outside of your home, you can get tested without symptoms, if you either:

  • Interact with the public
  • Cannot stay 6 feet apart from people at your job
  • Work directly with people who are most at risk (including work in homelessness, healthcare, or long-term care facilities)

Eligibility if you live in SF
If you live in San Francisco, you can get tested if you either:

  • Have 1 symptom
  • Was exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days

COVID-19 symptoms

  • Fever over 100.4° Fahrenheit or 38.0° Celsius
  • Chills (shivering a lot)
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue or soreness
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Diarrhea, feeling sick to your stomach, or throwing up

What You Need to Know

  • “Essential” workers can now get tested regardless of symptoms. Examples of essential workers include health car workers, first responders, grocery clerks, construction workers, drivers, childcare works and others to leave their homes every day for work.
  • No doctor’s note will be required
  • Tests are free
  • Appointments are required at all sites
  • Any person living in San Francisco has already been eligible for testing if they have one COVID-19 symptom, such as fever, cough, sore throat, or have been in contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19

Appointments for tests are still necessary at all sites in order to ensure social distancing and reduce the number of people waiting for a test at any given time.

Where Can I Get a Test?

Updated as of 8/7/20 – Please note that information can get out of date very quickly. Please check datasf.org for the latest updates.

View the map of testing sites.

CVS Minute Clinic

  • 377 32nd Ave, San Francisco, CA
  • Eligibility: Must meet CDC guidelines for Testing
  • Schedule a test
  • Testing provided by CVS

Castro Mission – Alternative Testing Site

  • 3850 17th St, San Francisco, CA
  • Eligibility: Uninsured SF residents, SFHN Primary Care Patients, SFHN shared-risk patients who seek care at ZSFG specialty care sites.
  • Hours: 8am-5pm M-F, 12-4 pm Weekends
  • Call to book test
  • Phone: (415) 682-1740
  • Testing provided by SF Health Network (Department of Public Health)

Chinese Hospital Testing Site

  • 845 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA
  • Eligibility: Check for eligibility when calling to make an appointmen
  • Hours: 11:30am-12:30pm M-Sat except public holiday
  • Schedule via phone
  • Testing provided by Chinese Hospital

City Bay Urgent Care

  • 2131 Irving St, San Francisco, CA
  • Eligibility: None. All major insurance Payers
  • Hours: 9am-9pm M-F, 8am-6pm Weekends
  • Schedule via web
  • Testing provided by City Bay Urgent Care
  • Pier 30, San Francisco, CA
  • Eligibility: Anyone living or working in SF. No insurance required. Convenient for people in vehicles
  • Hours: 8am-6pm Every Day
  • Schedule a test
  • Testing provided by SF Department of Public Health in partnership with Color

CityTest SF – SoMa

  • 600 7th Street, San Francisco, CA
  • Eligibility: Anyone living or working in SF. No insurance required. Convenient for people on foot.
  • Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm M-F
  • Schedule a test
  • Testing provided by SF Department of Public Health in partnership with Color

Maxine Hall Health Center – Alternative Testing Site

  • 1181 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA
  • Eligibility: Uninsured SF residents, SFHN Primary Care Patients, SFHN shared-risk patients who seek care at ZSFG specialty care sites.
  • Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
  • Call to book test
  • Phone: (415) 682-1740
  • Testing provided by SF Health Network (Department of Public Health)

Mission Neighborhood Health Center

  • 240 Shotwell St, San Francisco, CA
  • Eligibility: Anyone living or working in SF. Convenient for people on foot.
  • Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
  • Call to book test
  • Phone: (415) 552-3870
  • Testing provided by MNHC

Southeast Health Center Alternative Testing Site

  • 2401 Keith Street, San Francisco, CA
  • Eligibility: Uninsured SF residents, SFHN Primary Care Patients, SFHN shared-risk patients who seek care at ZSFG specialty care sites.
  • Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
  • Call to book test
  • Phone: (415) 682-1740
  • Testing provided by SF Health Network (Department of Public Health)

State of California COVID-19 Testing Site (City College Student Health Center)

  • 50 Frida Kahlo Way, San Francisco, CA
  • Eligibility: Any Resident of California.
  • Info Might be Out of Date (the most recent hours they have are for June) Hours: 5/19 – 5/30, M-F, 7:30am-5pm (Closed 05/25) Beginning 6/1: M-F, 7am to 7pm
  • Schedule via phone or web
  • Testing provided by Optum Serve

Tenderloin Neighborhood Testing Site at GLIDE


ZSFG – Alternative Testing Site

  • 1001 Potrero Ave, San Francisco, CA
  • Eligibility: Uninsured SF residents, SFHN Primary Care Patients, SFHN shared-risk patients who seek care at ZSFG specialty care sites.
  • Hours: 9am-6pm M-F
  • Call to book test
  • Phone: (415) 682-1740
  • Testing provided by SF Health Network (Department of Public Health)

For more information about COVID-19 testing, contact your primary health care provider, call 311, or visit SF.gov/GetTestedSF.



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