How to Get a COVID-19 Test

For general questions, call the County's COVID-19 hotline: (714) 834-2000
For medical questions, call the health referral line: (800) 564-8448

Free COVID-19 Testing

Testing is currently recommended if any of the following exist:

  • You have symptoms of COVID-19
  • You don't have symptoms but have a known COVID-19 exposure or exposure concerns
  • You are suspected of having COVID-19 by a healthcare provider
  • You are an essential worker with frequent contacts with the public

Individuals that live in Orange County should first call their health care provider for a COVID-19 test.  If you have health insurance and need help finding your healthcare provider, call the customer service number on your insurance card, or view websites of major healthcare providers in Orange County.

Additional testing options are available below.

New City of Santa Ana Testing Site

Free COVID-19 testing for Santa Ana residents is available at five kiosks located around the city. An appointment is required.

Schedule a painless, self-administered COVID-19 test today at

Learn more about what you need to bring for your free COVID-19 test.

Questions? Call (800) 446-8888.

At-Home Testing

  • At-home test kits available at no cost for individuals that live in Orange County and are asymptomatic or have exposure concerns.
  • Home delivery test kits; prepaid return shipping
  • Orders will be fulfilled within 24 to 48 hours, depending on the time your order is place. Holidays may also affect shipping times.
  • Online registration, order request form and patient portal
  • Virtual clinical support through PWN Health Provider
  • Daily limits may apply to meet service delivery times

Order Saliva Kit

Order Nostril Swab Test


Drive-Thru Testing (Super Sites)

  • COVID-19 and flu testing at no cost
  • Two locations:
    • Anaheim Convention Center (800 W Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802)
    • OC Fair & Event Center (88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)
  • Appointments are strongly encouraged to avoid delays and wait time.

Make an Appointment


 Walk-up State Testing Sites

  • Testing at no cost recommended for:
    • People without symptoms (asymptomatic) – such as healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential workers; and
    • Individuals who have had close contact to someone with COVID-19
  • Several locations throughout Orange County
    • Buena Park
    • Orange
    • Santa Ana
  • No medical provider on site

Register to be Tested

or call (888) 634-1123 if you do not have internet access.


Community Center (Network) for those with Symptoms

  • COVID-19 testing at no cost
  • Free medical assessment (check-up)
  • Clinical support if desired
  • Several locations throughout Orange County

Find a Location


Pop-up Sites/Events

Latino Health Access

The next Latino Health Access testing dates are:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Santa Ana High School, 520 W. Walnut St., Santa Ana

By appointment only. Visit to register.

Free COVID-19 testing is now available to anyone, with or without symptoms. Come walking or by car.


  • Walk-up and drive-thru COVID-10 testing at no cost only for individuals who live in Santa Ana and Anaheim
  • Locations in Santa Ana and Anaheim
  • Clinical and support services if desired

To make an appointment, call Latino Health Access at (714) 805-7838, Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Asian Pacific Islander Taskforce

  • Walk-up COVID-19 testing at no cost
  • Locations throughout Orange County
  • Clinical and support services if desired
  • Find an event or for more information

To make an appointment, visit their website


Community-based Clinics, Pharmacies, Urgent Cares, and Labs Testing 

  • Many locations offer testing without any co-pays upon health insurance verification
  • CVS and others may provide testing at no cost for people without insurance
  • Please contact them first to verify any costs and to make an appointment.

Find a Location