Testing is available for people with and without symptoms. If you have symptoms and/or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, please follow the isolation/quarantine instructions until you can be tested and receive test results.
Do not go to a hospital emergency room unless you are having a medical emergency, and call ahead if possible.
About Testing Types
All three testing types--PCR, Antigen and Antibody--are available in Shasta County. Learn more about each type with this helpful handout from CDPH.
When deciding on a testing type, please keep in mind:
- PCR tests are the most accurate and reliable.
- Rapid (Antigen) tests are available at some private labs and as home self-test kits. However, they are not as reliable. It is good practice to follow up with a PCR test--especially if the test is negative but you have symptoms.
- Antibody tests do not detect the virus, they look for the antibodies. Antibodies fight the COVID-19 virus to help you get better and will appear about 7-14 days after you have the virus in your system. Get a PCR or Antigen test if you need to know if you are currently infected with COVID-19.
COVID-19 Testing Sites in Shasta County
Many locations are offering no-cost testing, but may ask for your insurance information.
If you learn that the information for a clinic is different than what is posted, please contact us at COVID19@co.shasta.ca.us.
Below is a list of Testing Sites. Click the "+" to get a list of testing options for the category. If you are on a smartphone and can't see all the details, rotate your phone to landscape.