City of Alameda Offers Free COVID-19 Testing

City of Alameda Offers Free COVID-19 Testing

Sun Staff Reports

The City of Alameda is partnering with NextGen Laboratories to provide free COVID-19 testing. Both walk-ups and appointments will be available.

If you have signs or symptoms of COVID-19, get tested as soon as possible. Many people who have COVID- 19 do not show symptoms, and testing is one way Alameda residents and workers will stop the spread of this disease. A positive test may tell you if you are infected and contagious now, and you can take preventative steps to stop the spread.

Anyone over two years old may be tested. Individuals do not need to experience symptoms to be tested, and testing is done at no cost. If you have insurance, enter your plan information when you schedule your appointment. If you do not have insurance, government funding will cover all costs.

Testing takes place at 851 W Midway Ave. in the parking lot behind the building, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., and Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Schedule an appointment online: http://appointments.nextgenlabs.com. You will complete a brief COVID-19 assessment and schedule a time to come in. You can also drop in during regular hours of operation and get tested.

For additional Alameda County community testing sites nearby, visit https://covid-19. acgov.org/testing. Find a drop-in site or make an appointment to receive a vaccine at www.alamedaca. gov/getvaccinated. For more information about how the city is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit www.alamedaca.gov/covid.