SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – A new mobile COVID-19 testing site made its first stop in San Francisco on Wednesday where people can get results within minutes.
The mission is to increase access to testing. The first stop – Stonestown Galleria in the city.
Carbon Health is offering mobile COVID-19 testing to anyone who has symptoms or believes they are at-risk of exposure.
The results take 15 minutes. Patients will be notified through an app.
“We’re using some rapid tests, so we’re able to process the sample and then follow up with a test within the same day,” Carrie Douglas, the general manager of Carbon Health, said.
Testing will take place in a trailer. Carbon Health partnered with studio dental.
The mobile testing clinic will make stops in Redwood City, Fremont, Napa, Novato, Pleasanton and Vallejo.
“We want to make sure the communities have access to testing so people really understand if they have COVID-19 so they can protect themselves or if they don’t,” Douglas said.
Carbon Health plans to open a walk in clinic down the road and will continue to bring testing to different communities in the Bay Area.
COVID-19 testing is ongoing at Stonestown Galleria until April 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The next stop will be Redwood City.
WHAT: Technology-enabled healthcare provider Carbon Health is continuing its mission to increase access to COVID-19 testing in California by announcing the Carbon Health Mobile COVID-19 Testing Clinic.
The mobile clinics are made possible through their partnership with Studio Dental. The new mobile testing clinic, which will kick-off in Stonestown Galleria where Carbon Health will be opening a clinic later this year, offers testing to everyone who has symptoms or believes they are at-risk of exposure and would like to be tested.
Carbon Health’s mobile testing clinic will travel to additional Bay Area locations throughout the month, including Redwood City, Fremont, Napa, Novato, Pleasanton and Vallejo.
WHO: www.carbonhealth.com | www.carbonhealth.com/coronavirus
WHEN: April 15, 2020 – April 17, 2020; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PT
WHERE: Stonestown Galleria, 3251 20th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132
April 18, 2020 – April 20, 2020; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PT — Redwood City Plaza, Middlefield Rd & Manzanita St., Redwood City, CA 94063
HOW: Those with COVID-19 symptoms or believe they are at-risk for exposure will need to go to carbonhealth.com and schedule an appointment to have a Carbon Health provider order a test. Scheduling is essential to avoid overcrowding and maintain safety protocols on-site.
At the mobile testing sites, Abbott’s Rapid COVID-19 Tests will be used, and the results will be communicated to patients through the Carbon Health app that same day. To ensure safety protocols, patients will not be able to wait on-site for their results.
The Rapid COVID-19 Test is covered by most insurance plans. If a patient does not have insurance, or if the test is not covered by an insurance plan, the test fee is $65.
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