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COVID-19 - Free Testing

Information Regarding Free COVID-19 Testing


The Sacramento County Public Health Department is offering free drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Cal Expo. 

  • Appointments are needed and can be scheduled at https://www.projectbaseline.com/study/covid-19/
  • Testing is done Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. 
  • Those interested in testing will need to create an account and answer some online screening questions to determine eligibility (about a 15 minute process). 
  • Participants will receive an appointment when they register online.  Depending on demand, appointments are scheduled 1-3 days in advance. 
  • Participants must have an ID with their date of birth.
  • Participants must arrive in a car with functioning windows that can roll up and down (no motorcycles, no Uber/Lyft, no pedestrians, no bikes, no public transit).
  • Participants remain in their vehicle throughout their visit.
  • Most participants are in and out of the testing facility in less than 20 minutes.
  • Participants receive results a few days to a week after testing.
  • This testing option is NOT for individuals with severe symptoms such as severe cough, shortness of breath, severe fever, or other concerning symptoms that may need more immediate care.
  • Only individuals age 18 or older can be tested at this site.