How and where to get tested – and when it's most appropriate.
What are common symptoms of COVID-19?
According to the Centers for Disease Control, people with COVID-19 can have a wide range of symptoms. Symptoms can be mild to severe and may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
You may have COVID-19 if you have:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Should I get tested for COVID-19?
Discuss your symptoms or concerns with your primary care physician and he or she will refer you for testing, if appropriate.
Testing may be ordered if:
- You have symptoms of COVID-19 (see above).
- You have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
- You have been asked or referred to get tested by your health care provider.
Where should I get tested for COVID-19?
Clinic and mobile testing sites are available in San Francisco and the East Bay.
- Carbon Health has both clinic and mobile testing available across the Bay Area. Appointments are required and a full listing of locations is available online: carbonhealth.com/coronavirus
- CityHealth has testing options in centers in San Francisco and San Leandro. Appointments are required and must be made online. Visit bayareacovid19testing.com for details.
- GoHealth/Dignity are assessing patients through virtual visits scheduled online and, if needed, scheduling appointments at one of their centers open for testing: www.gohealthuc.com/bayarea
- CPMC/Sutter's testing site is located at:
Monteagle Medical Office Building
1580 Valencia Street, First Floor, Suite M14
San Francisco, CA 94110
Monday- Friday noon-5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.