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Amador County Verily COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Site Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Post Date:06/03/2020 12:33 PM


Amador County Verily COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Site


Q: What kind of testing is being done?

A:  It is a mid-turbinate nasal swab - not as uncomfortable as the nasopharyngeal swab test that was the only available option at the beginning of the global pandemic.

  • The test is a PCR test, which tells you if you have the virus in your system at that time. You do not need to be symptomatic.
  • This is not an antibody test that may be able to tell you if you ever had the illness.

Q: Is there any charge for the test?

A:  It is FREE of charge.

  • Insurance information will be collected but no copayment or coinsurance will be charged or collected.

Q: Where is the testing being done?

A: St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish in Jackson has graciously partnered with Public Health and the EOC to share their property for the drive-through testing site.

  • Entrance to testing:  Side driveway on north end of the property
    • Travel from Prospect Drive to Sierra W Court

 Drexel Testing Location and Traffic Flow Plan_Zoom for FAQs

Q: Do I have to have symptoms to be tested?

A:  No – Anyone 18 years or older qualifies to be tested.

  • No referral or doctor's order is needed. Anyone who wants to be tested may make an appointment.
  • No symptoms are necessary.

Q: What if I do not live in Amador County?

A:  You qualify to be tested. 

  • County - or state of residence - is not a criteria for eligibility. Therefore, all individuals and their families, regardless of where they live, are eligible, as are all seasonal workers who may have a permanent residence elsewhere.

Q: Do I need an appointment?

A:  Yes, Verily testing is by appointment only. No referral or doctor's order is needed. Anyone who wants to be tested may make an appointment.

Q: Where can I register for an appointment?

A:  Verily's Baseline COVID-19 Program online appointment scheduling system:  

Q: How long will it take to get test results?

A:  On average, Verily testing site results are returned within 3 – 5 days.


Printable FAQ:  Amador County Verily Drive-Through Testing Site

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