Free Covid Testing – Marin County, January 4, 2022
FREE COVID-19 testing is offered in partnership with Optum Serve and Curative. Click the links below to check appointment availability or visit our Testing webpage to find additional testing options. Current testing schedule:
Optum Serve / LHI
Appointments required. Call (888) 634-1123 or book an appointment online.
- West America Bank Parking Lot - 1177 E. Francisco Blvd, San Rafael (Wednesday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm)
- The Square Shopping Center Parking Lot - 2001 Novato Blvd, Novato (Tuesday, 9am - 5pm)
Appointments are required for all Curative locations. NEW: Online appointments open the morning of the scheduled testing day. Click a location name below to book an online appointment or call (888) 702-9042.
- Armory "Jury Duty" Parking Lot - Armory Drive, near the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael (7 days/wk, 8am - 3:30pm)
- Downtown parking lot #2 - 50-98 Humboldt Ave, Sausalito (Wednesdays, 10am - 3:30pm)
- Fairfax Market - 2040 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax (Fridays, January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; 10am - 4pm)
- Novato Gymnastics Center Parking Lot - 950 7th St, Novato (Daily, 10:30am - 6pm)
- Piper Park - 250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur (Thursdays, 10am to 3pm)
- San Rafael Community Center - 618 B Street, San Rafael (Tuesdays, 8am - 2pm)
- Marin Health and Wellness Campus - 3260 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael (Mondays, 10am - 4pm)
This information, as well as information on when to get tested, types of tests, and what you should do while awaiting your test results, can be found at Coronavirus.MarinHHS.org/testing.
New Law Eliminates Surprise Insurance Fees for COVID-19 Testing
A new state law (SB510) went into effect January 1 that requires health insurance companies to offer free COVID-19 testing to their customers. While many health care providers already offer free testing, some still impose out-of-pocket fees, prior authorization, or limit access when seeking a testing or vaccination option outside of their insurance network.
The new law will require health care service plans to cover the costs for COVID-19 diagnostic tests for those with symptoms or who have been exposed, and screening for travelers, asymptomatic workers and students or close contacts of known cases. The no-cost testing option continues through the duration of the federal public health emergency and is retroactive to when the Governor declared the COVID-19 State of Emergency on March 4, 2020.
SB510 also requires that vaccines and testing be made cost-free during future pandemics.
COVID-19 Data Update
Marin Data & Surveillance webpage. View the page for a broader range of data, plus interactive graphs for confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Data analysis is available by age range, gender, race, and city/town/geographic region. Questions about the data? See our Data FAQ or contact us.
Please Wear a Mask when Visiting Sausalito
Help Keep Sausalito Safe for Residents and Visitors Alike
Here in Sausalito while the views are plenty, we have narrow streets and sidewalks, tiny hidden paths, shops and restaurants. It is our intention to keep all who visit and reside here safe especially during peak visitor season.
Californians are required1 to wear face coverings in high-risk settings as the state continues to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In the latest guidance, the Department of Public Health explained, “People will be required to wear masks or other coverings in public spaces, including while taking public transportation, seeking medical care, shopping and in most work scenarios.’
‘Children under 2 are exempted from the rules, as are people eating or drinking in restaurants provided they can maintain a minimum 6-foot distance from other customers and staff who are not members of the same household.”
Why wear a face covering? The use of face coverings by everyone can limit the release of infected droplets when talking, coughing, and/or sneezing, as well as reinforce physical distancing.
Governor Gavin Newsom explained in an interview with NPR2, "the most impactful thing we can do, short of going back to a stay-at-home order, is wearing face coverings when we can't practice physical distancing."
Please be courteous to fellow visitors and residents by wearing a face covering, and help prevent the spread of Covid-19 … when you Visit Sausalito!
—Kim Huff, Kimber Communications