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COVID Surveillance Testing Locations & Hours

On this page, you will find information on where to pick-up and drop-off Color Health COVID testing kits. For information about COVID testing requirements, please visit this page. 

For test kit drop off and pick up:

  • A Stanford University ID is required each time you wish to pick up a testing kit.
  • If you are returning a testing kit, it needs to be returned on the same day as you perform the nasal swab to a testing site operating hours or at a 24/7 dropbox.
  • All samples should be activated, collected and returned on the same day.

Stanford COVID-19 testing locations and hours (updated September 24, 2021)

Downloadable Flyers – test kit drop off and pick up locations:

  • Stanford Medicine locations (e.g., Stanford Health Care, Stanford Children’s Hospital, Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare, University HealthCare Alliance and School of Medicine): Stanford University faculty, staff and postdocs may also utilize Stanford Medicine Color testing sites across the Bay Area. Please bring your Stanford ID to pick up test kits. (View and download Stanford Medicine flyer for locations and hours of operation)

Locations of test kit drop off and pick up:

  • Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S)
    • 484 Oak Road, Stanford
    • Located in tents outside the building
    • Kit pick up hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • 24/7 kit drop box available outside front entrance 
    • Note: Samples dropped off at the 24/7 kit drop box will be taken to the Color lab at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. daily.
  • Li Ka Shing Building near School of Medicine
    • 291 Campus Drive, Stanford
    • Located inside 1st floor lobby; enter at Lane/Alway entrance
    • Kit pick up hours: Monday –  Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • 24/7 kit drop off box available outside entrance facing Campus Drive 
    • Note: Samples dropped off at the 24/7 kit drop box will be taken to the Color lab at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, and 5 p.m. on weekends. 
  • Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center (AOERC)
    • 285 Santa Teresa St, Stanford
    • Kit pickup at front desk, kit dropoff at bin outside front entrance
    • Kit pickup and drop off hours during open hours:
      • Monday – Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
      • Friday, 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
      • Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation (ACSR)
    • 341 Galvez St, Stanford
    • Kit pickup at front desk, kit dropoff at bin outside front entrance
    • Kit pickup and drop off hours during open hours:
      • Monday – Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
      • Friday, 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
      • Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Arrillaga Family Dining Commons (AFDC)
  • Escondido Village Graduate Residences (EVGR) Building C(2)
    • 726 Serra Street, Stanford
    • Room 134, Theater Room
    • Kit pickup and drop off hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • 24/7 kit drop off box available across from site entrance between Building C and D 
    • Note: Samples dropped off at the 24/7 kit drop box will be taken to the Color lab at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. daily.
  • Stanford Redwood City
    • 505 Broadway, Cardinal Hall Lobby
    • C parking, visitor parking, and limited number of loading zone spaces available
    • Kit pick up hours: Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • 24/7 kit drop box available at Cardinal Hall/Warrington
    • Note: Samples dropped off at the 24/7 kit drop box will be taken to the Color lab at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays

Unmonitored test kit drop off boxes (available 24/7):

Note: Samples dropped off at the 24/7 kit drop boxes will be taken by courier to the Color lab at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, and at 5 p.m. on weekends.

Main campus:

  • Environmental Health & Safety, 484 Oak Road
    • Located outside front entrance
  • Li Ka Shing Building, 291 Campus Drive
    • Located outside entrance facing Campus Drive
  • Escondido Road turnaround
    • Curbside box between Stern Hall and Crothers Hall)
  • EVGR, Building C(2) 
    • Across from Room 134 site entrance between Building C and D
  • Maples Pavilion  turnaround
    • Curbside box near 655 Campus Dr.
  • 900 Welch Road, Palo Alto
    • Curbside dropbox in parking lot
  • Stanford Oval
    • Curbside dropbox next to Marguerite/bus stop, adjacent to FedEx and USPS dropboxes
  • 340 Bonair Siding
    • Located outside main entrance

Stanford Research Park: 

  • 3165 Porter Drive, Palo Alto
    • Located outside entrance of building next to UPS box
  • 1070 Arastradero Ave, Palo Alto
    • Located outside entrance of building

Stanford Redwood City:

  • 585 Broadway, Redwood City
    • Located outside front entrance

Group Requests for Large Quantity Test Kit Pickup

Attention: Due to a large volume of requests, we are experiencing delays in filling large batch kit requests.

Schools/units may request large quantity test pickup for workgroup, lab, or department distribution, if members of the group are unable to pick up kits at Color Test Pick Up Sites due to special circumstances. To request a large quantity of test kits to pick up from EH&S, please submit this form.

Please note: If you have the ability to serve as a test kit distribution site for your area, please contact covidtestinghelp@stanford.edu.