(NOTE: The following information was provided by the County of Orange.)
Beginning today, July 15, the County of Orange is opening a large-scale drive-through COVID-19 testing site at the Anaheim Convention Center in a collaboration with 360 Clinic and the City of Anaheim.
360 Clinic will be conducting no-out-of-pocket cost testing, leveraging personal insurance reimbursements and federal government assistance for the uninsured, with additional financial support from the County.
Tests will be available for individuals who are prioritized for testing by the California Department of Public Health:
• People with symptoms
• Close contacts to people known to have COVID-19
• Healthcare workers and first responders
• Residents and employees of congregate living facilities
• Essential workers (grocery store, food supply, utility workers and public employees)
The initial target is to conduct 600 to 800 tests per day, five days per week with a goal of reaching 1,200 per day within two weeks. 360 Clinic and the Convention Center have the capacity to expand volume depending public health recommendations as well as lab and supply capacities.
Orange County residents who have insurance are requested to contact their medical provider first about getting tested prior to registering for an appointment at the Anaheim Convention Center site; and most HMOs request that members obtain testing through their own provider.
Orange County residents who meet the aforementioned criteria may register online starting at http://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/supersite.
Participants will be asked to provide their contact information along with their health insurance information (if they have it) while selecting their appointment date and time. Once an individual has successfully registered, they will receive a confirmation text or email. They will be required to show this confirmation on the date and time of their registration in order to be tested.
More information about the Anaheim Convention Center testing site process may be found at: http://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/supersite.
The Anaheim Convention Center site will operate Wednesdays through Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Should Orange County residents have questions, they may contact a 360 Clinic representative at (800) 446-8888. More information about testing as well as other testing sites across Orange County may be found at: https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-testing.
Orange County has conducted more than 307,400 PCR tests as of July 12 with 24,715 people testing positive. More than 420 people have died from the disease in Orange County – more than half of that number at skilled nursing facilities.
To find out what to do while waiting for test results or if a COVID-19 test is positive, go to https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19.