Coronavirus Testing now available for all Coachella Valley residents without symptoms

by Publisher CoachellaValley | April 19, 2020 5:15 pm

#CoronaVirus #Testing now available for all Coachella Valley and Riverside County residents without symptoms!!

Riverside County residents who do not have symptoms but want to be tested for coronavirus will now be able to after health officials modified the guidelines for testing.

Those who want to be tested must call (800) 945-6171 for an appointment. Drive-ups without appointments cannot be accommodated.

Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County public health officer, said the modification of the testing criteria will allow anyone who wants to be tested the opportunity to see whether they have the illness. Officials have said expanded testing – for those with and without symptoms — will give health experts a better idea of the extent of the illness in Riverside County.

About 30,000 tests have been administered so far at the county’s four community test sites, clinics, hospitals and other locations.

Contact your doctor:
Riverside County health officials are encouraging Coachella Valley residents who have symptoms and are concerned they could have coronavirus (COVID-19) to first contact their primary care physicians. These physicians can schedule testing through commercial labs. Residents can also contact the County at (800) 945-6171 to schedule an appointment for testing.

Testing locations:

Desert Oasis Healthcare, 275 El Cielo Road, Palm Springs – Drive-up screening for Desert Oasis HMO patients only. Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., seven days a week.

Riverside County Fairgrounds, in parking lots 5 and 5A off of Arabia Street (between Highway 111 and Dr. Carreon Boulevard, Indio) – Drive-thru testing, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. By appointment only. Appointment times are discussed when residents call the toll-free number at 800-945-6171.

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