How do I get tested and what do I do if I test positive?
There are several ways to get tested for COVID-19 in Marin. Anyone experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should immediately call their medical provider and seek testing. Marin Community Clinics offer phone and in-person appointments. You can call them at (415) 448-1500.
Even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms, it’s recommended that you get tested if you were exposed to someone who has COVID-19 or are a public or private sector essential worker (i.e. first responders, grocery stores, health professionals, construction, childcare).
If you have a health provider, you can start by reaching out to them; most provide testing. If you don’t have health insurance, you can get tested for free. Call 1-888-634-1123 or visit lhi.care/covidtesting to make an appointment. Multilingual staff are available to assist with both appointment scheduling and testing.
Free, drop-in testing (no appointment needed) is also available in the Canal neighborhood next week:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1pm-3pm; Tuesday, Thursday 9am-11am; every other Saturday 9am-12pm at 3260 Kerner Blvd. Side Entrance (Marin Community Clinics Health and Wellness Campus)
- Wednesday & Friday from 1-3 p.m. at 91 Larkspur St (Available to adults and children who live in the Canal neighborhood)
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am – 4pm; Tuesday, Thursday 10am – 6pm at 10 Avenue of the Flags Color (Marin Center-Drive Thru)
- Tuesday through Saturday 7am -12pm; 1pm - 7pm 1177 E. Francisco Blvd; Call 1-888-634-1123 or visit LHI Testing Site
Currently, there is no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 can seek medical care to help relieve symptoms.
Patients who are confirmed to have COVID-19 will be cared for by healthcare professionals. Healthcare professionals will decide if a person ill with COVID-19 requires hospitalization or if home isolation is appropriate. That decision may be based on multiple factors including severity of illness, need for testing, and appropriateness of home for isolation purposes.
Care at home includes bed rest, fluids, and over the counter fever-reducing medicine. The ill person must stay away from other people and pets in their home (home isolation).