Mobile Bus to Provide COVID-19 Testing at Eastridge Mall in East San José Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2021

Other testing opportunities will be available this week in San José, Gilroy, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Cupertino, Campbell and Palo Alto

Santa Clara County, CA – A mobile bus will offer COVID-19 testing today at Eastridge Mall, 2200 Eastridge Loop, in East San José from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The bus is one of many ways the County of Santa Clara continues to bring services to residents where they live, prioritizing neighborhoods that are underserved and most impacted by the pandemic.

The County is continually focused on making testing a simple process, regardless of individual circumstances or preferences. Last September, a Health Officer Testing Order required hospitals to test patients who are symptomatic or met other eligibility requirements, making it easier to access testing through private providers. In addition, there are a number of options from County and State-run sites that offer appointment or walk-in, drive-through or walk-up, and specimen collection by nasal swab or saliva.

“Our goal is to remove any roadblocks for those who need to get tested for COVID-19,” said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Officer for the County of Santa Clara. “By having a variety of locations, hours, and testing methods, we are working to make free and easy testing more accessible than ever.”

For frontline workers, current public health guidance recommends testing at least once a month and up to once every two weeks, and continued testing even after being vaccinated.

Appointment-based testing continues at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, with rotating appointment-only city sites this upcoming week in Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Cupertino, Campbell and Palo Alto. Walk-ins continue to be accepted at standing pop-up sites in Gilroy and San José. Mobile testing buses will be in two San José locations.

Appointments can be made starting seven days in advance of the testing date until all slots are reserved at www.sccfreetest.org. Appointment-based testing is also available in San José at the Fairgrounds, with appointments now available five days in advance. Testing is free at all these sites. Appointments are essential for reserving a testing slot.

MOBILE TESTING BUS SITES — Testing by appointment, but drop-in may be available if space allows. Registration for a patient ID is needed for this mobile bus testing and can be done online at lhi.care/covidtesting or by phone at 1-888-634-1123.

San José

OptumServe Mobile Testing Bus at Eastridge Mall, 2200 Eastridge Loop, San José, 95122

Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

OptumServe Mobile Testing Bus at Valley Water, 5750 Almaden Expy, San José, 95118

Wednesday through Thursday, March 3 to March 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

OptumServe Mobile Testing Bus at Grand Century Shopping Mall, 1111 Story Rd., San José, 95122

Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

APPOINTMENT-BASED TESTING SITES — Make an appointment by visiting www.sccfreetest.org and clicking on “Schedule an Appointment Today”

Text message results are available at appointment-based County of Santa Clara testing facilities and an influenza test is included.

San José

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Parking Lot A (across from the blue arch) - Drive-through, bike, and walk-up appointments

Across the street from the Fairgrounds main entrance, 344 Tully Road, San José, CA 95111

Appointment hours: Monday, March 1, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, March 2 to March 4, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Friday, March 5, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 6, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Los Altos Hills

Los Altos Hills Council Chambers, 26379 W. Fremont Rd., Los Altos Hills, 94022

By appointment only for Monday, March 1, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mountain View

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View, 94041

By appointment only for Tuesday, March 2, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cupertino

Cupertino Senior Center, 21251 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, 95014

By appointment only for Wednesday, March 3, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Campbell

Campbell Orchard City Banquet Hall, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell, 95008

By appointment only for Thursday, March 4, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Palo Alto

Palo Alto – Mitchell Park, El Palo Alto Room, 3700 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, 94303

By appointment only for Friday, March 5, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

POP-UP TESTING SITES – No appointments needed and only for people without symptoms. Testing done by saliva collection.

San José

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 467 N. White Road, San José, 95127

Tuesday to Friday, March 2 to March 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gilroy

South County Annex (formerly Del Buono Elementary) – 9300 Wren Avenue, Gilroy, 95020

Monday to Friday, March 1 to March 5, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The County test sites provide COVID-19 tests free of charge, regardless of immigration status, and no doctor’s note is needed. For people without COVID-19 symptoms, the County currently offers indoor and drive-through sites. People with symptoms are directed to drive-through sites to reduce the chance of getting others sick.

All healthcare systems are required by County order to offer free testing to symptomatic persons, persons who have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case, and all essential workers. For more information on testing rights, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

All test sites are mapped on the County’s website at www.sccfreetest.org. The site is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Tagalog. Information is also available by calling 2-1-1.

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