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Public Health Status Update for 07/19/2024

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Marin County COVID-19 Testing Resources 


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Testing remains a vital tool in the fight against COVID-19 (updated 07/09/2024)


Testing remains a vital tool to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to keep you and your loved ones safe.  

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19: 

Test as soon as possible, following How to Get Tested Guidance for COVID-19 from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

Be prepared and have test kits on hand. Most insurance plans will pay or reimburse for 8 at-home tests per month. 


Getting rapid test kits: 


If you have Kaiser:

  • You can pick up at a Kaiser pharmacy. 

  • Have Kaiser mail them to you. 

  • Buy at a retail pharmacy and get reimbursed. 

  • Detailed information is on the Kaiser website.  


If you ha​​ve Medi-Cal:

  • Bring Medi-Cal card(s) for each person in your family to a pharmacy or a store with a pharmacy.   

  • Go to the pharmacy co​unter where prescriptions are dropped off.  Other registers in the store cannot provide free COVID-19 tests.  

  • Show your Medi-Cal card(s) and ask for 8 at-home COVID-19 tests for each person.  


If you have private insurance:

  • You can buy tests and get reimbursed. 

  • You can order directly online from pharmacies by sharing your insurance information.  

  • Testing and follow up care is also available at Carbon Health urgent care. 


If you do not have insurance: 


If you test positive:

Follow Isolation and Precautions for COVID-19.

Everyone 12 years of age and older who has symptoms and tests positive for COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider right away to discuss treatment. If you are uninsured or underinsured or cannot reach your provider, there are programs which can provide consultation and prescribe COVID-19 medication at no charge - regardless of insurance or citizenship status. Call the statewide COVID hotline at (833)-422-4255 for assistance.  

Visit our Treatment page to learn more about COVID-19 Treatment. 




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