County COVID testing appointments now available seven days in advance

In addition to speedy results sent by text message, some Santa Clara County-operated COVID-19 testing sites are now available for appointment sign-ups seven days in advance.

“We are seeing gains through our efforts to keep the community healthy, but with that comes a continued responsibility for individuals to get tested,” said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, the county’s chief COVID testing officer.

Testing at the County Fairgrounds site recently ramped up to 1,500 tests per day. According to local health officials, there are more than 50 COVID-19 testing sites in Santa Clara County.

It comes as the county is offering free flu vaccines at the County Fairgrounds and other sites as well. Officials have also pushed local healthcare providers to step up their COVID testing numbers, or face citations.

Testing is available both by appointment and at walk-up sites. All testing is free and does not require insurance, symptoms, or a doctor referral. Most sites are providing results between 1-2 days after testing.

Pop-Up Sites

Pop-up sites do not require an appointment but instead give out wristbands for hour-long time slots later in the day. Supplies remain limited so organizers recommend showing up early to get a wristband slot. To see what the testing experience is like at a pop-up site, see the county video here.

  • San Jose – Overfelt High School Gym – 1835 Cunningham Ave, 95122
    • Tuesday 9/22 to Friday 9/25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Gilroy – South County Annex – 9300 Wren Ave., 95020
    • Tuesday 9/22 to Friday 9/25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

By-Appointment Sites

Appointment-based sites open their calendars three days before the testing date. To schedule an appointment at a site below click here. The county hopes to have results within 3-7 days.

  • San Jose – County Fairgrounds Lot A – Drive Thru, Bike, Walk Up – 344 Tully Rd., 95111
    • Tuesday 9/15 to Friday 9/18, 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday 9/19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Morgan Hill – Council Chamber Building – 17555 Peak Ave., 95037
    • Tuesday, 9/22, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Santa Clara – Central Park Library – 2635 Homestead Rd., 95051
    • Wednesday 9/23, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Los Gatos – LGS Adult Recreation Center – 208 E. Main St., 95030
    • Thursday 9/24, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Palo Alto – Art Center Auditorium – 1313 Newell Rd., 94303
    • Friday 9/25, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.