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COVID At-Home Tests/Testing

Testing remains our best defense against COVID-19. See the following links to get FREE At-Home Tests and information about the latest vaccine.

At the January 17, 2024 Health and Hospitals Committee Meeting, there was update on the current wastewater monitoring data for COVID and the current increase of cases creating one of the largest surges since this virus first emerged (see included graphic). County Public Health Officials continue to recommend residents get the latest vaccine/booster, be mindful about wearing a mask in high risk situations, and to continue to take at-home tests. 

free tests graphic with contact info

Every resident should have several at-home tests available in their homes - especially as they remain easily accessible and prevalent in the community. Click on the following links on how to get FREE at-home tests OR contact the D3 Office via email [email protected] or call 408-299-5030 - we have a limited quantity of at-home tests for community distribution. 

County of Santa Clara - COVID Vaccines, Testing & Treatment ✩✩✩ LINK
The County of Santa Clara provides information about the latest vaccines and to make an appointment, along with information on testing - including PCR and antigen testing sites, treatments available, and the COVID DATA DASHBOARD [LINK - English  |  中文  |  Español  |  Tiếng Việt  |  Tagalog]

County of Santa Clara - Wastewater Dashboard ✩✩✩ LINK
The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department provides a dashboard with an overview and data of SARS-CoV-2 virus concentration in wastewater samples collected at four wastewater treatment facilities that receive wastewater from designated geographic areas, known as “sewersheds”, within Santa Clara County. [LINK

COVID.19.CA.GOV - Get Tested ✩✩✩ LINK
The State of California has provided information about at-home testing, when to get tests, and ways to get free tests with Medi-Cal, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, or with your insurance provider, and more [LINK] - Get Four Free At-⁠Home COVID-⁠19 Tests ✩✩✩ LINK 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Request Form & Testing Resources Information - Get four FREE at-home tests in the mail. 
NOTE: Need help placing an order for your at-⁠home tests? Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489)

FDA - COVID Diagnostic Tests & Expiration DateS ✩✩✩ LINK
U.S. Food & Drug Administration - Information about approved over-the-counter at-home tests and expiration dates
NOTE: Many at-home tests have "extended expiration dates" beyond what is listed on the box - follow this link to check the expiration for your tests [LINK]

USPS At-Home COVID Tests Order Form ✩✩✩ LINK
United States Post Office Order Form - If you did not place an order between 9/25/3 and 11/19/23, you will be able to place TWO separate orders of four free at-home tests [LINK]

CDC - Self Testing At-Home or Anywhere ✩✩✩ LINK
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Information on rapid COVID-19 tests and link to order free tests [LINK] - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ✩✩✩ LINK
CMS provides information about to get free at-home tests along with several questions and answers about accessibility and reimbursement [LINK]

Your health insurance should either provide free at-home tests or cover the costs. Please contact your health insurance provider for more details.

FREE At-Home Tests - County Pharmacy

Free COVID home tests are available to pick up at our Better Health Pharmacy in San Jose. Each person can get 4 individual tests at each visit during business hours. No identification or insurance required. Watch how easy it is to pick up by watching this video. Flu shots and more health services are also available at this location - Click HERE for more information.

ADDRESS:  Better Health Pharmacy, 725 E. Santa Clara Street, Suite 202, San Jose, CA 95112
INFORMATION: English | Español | Tiếng Việt
CONTACT: 408-794-0564

Better Health Pharmacy ✩✩✩ LINK

Updated Vaccines - Available for Ages 6 months and older

Everyone 6 months and older is recommended to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine dose, if eligible. Individuals who are eligible to be vaccinated are encouraged, but not required, to make an appointment with their healthcare provider. Santa Clara County residents stepped up to get vaccinated when it was first available, let's continue to care for our community health - Please get the updated vaccine.

Make an appointment with a local pharmacy [LINK]

Santa Clara Valley Healthcare - myHealthonline
Make an appointment to get vaccinated by Santa Clara Valley Healthcare [LINK]

Find Your Healthcare Provider
Make an appointment to get vaccinated by your healthcare provider [LINK]

wastewater data 01/15/24

Santa Clara County
COVID Wastewater Data January 15. 2024