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Where can I get tested?

Stanford is phasing in a new COVID-19 surveillance testing program for members of our community who will be physically at a Stanford location during the autumn quarter.

Read more about this program here. Individuals who are eligible to participate will receive emails inviting them to register for testing as it becomes available. Frequently asked questions about the program are available here.

Ongoing surveillance testing for students began Aug. 31, and more information is available here. This program provides asymptomatic testing; students with COVID-19 symptoms should contact Vaden Health Services or another healthcare provider for evaluation and testing.

Details about the surveillance testing program for faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars are available here; those eligible for this testing are expected to be enrolled by Sept. 18. In addition, those working on-site at a Stanford location should continue to complete Health Check to report any symptoms, exposures or travel outside Northern California. The Health Check medical support team will respond and facilitate testing at the Occupational Health Center, with Stanford Health Care, or through an individual’s care provider.

Other options for testing also remain available for members of the Stanford community and are described on this page. Testing information and COVID-related guidance are being updated frequently. Please review these resources below, which may be dependent on your health coverage.

Stanford physicians, clinicians, medical students, and postdocs who work in patient care areas and perform clinical research in a medical setting may contact the COVID-19 Healthcare Workforce Response Team (HRT) at (650) 497-9595. Individuals who meet criteria will be scheduled for testing. Stanford Medicine healthcare workers should review hospital intranet sites for updated information.

All others may visit:

Stanford Health Care Emergency Department

For those with symptoms needing emergency medical care.

Kaiser Permanente

For Kaiser members, start by scheduling an e-visit at https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

For Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sutter Health, members, start by calling the COVID-19 advice line at (866) 961-2889.

Stanford Express Care Drive-Through Testing

From Stanford Health Care (SHC). Open to all insurances. Also tests pediatric patients. Appointment needed 7 days per week at all 7 sites.

  • For existing Stanford Health Care patients: Call (650) 498-9000 for phone screening and assistance scheduling the testing
  • OR register for an appointment via your MyHealth Account
    • Login to your MyHealth Account
    • Select the “Appointments” tab
    • Select “Make appointment’
    • Under Specialty, select “COVID-19 testing’
    • Answer the questionnaire
  • If you qualify, you can self-schedule a swabbing appointment at the Galvez and Campus Drive testing sites
  • For Individuals who are NOT existing Stanford Health Care patients: Please contact your current provider first to inquire about COVID-19 testing. If testing is not readily available, you can contact Stanford Express Care to obtain testing:
    • Call (650) 498-9000 for phone screening and assistance scheduling the testing
    • OR register for an appointment via your MyHealth Account
      • Login to your MyHealth Account
      • Select the ‘Appointments’ tab
      • Select ‘Make appointment’
  • Under Specialty, select ‘COVID-19 Testing’
  • Answer the questionnaire
  • If you qualify, you can self-schedule a swabbing appointment at the Galvez and Campus drive testing sites

NOTE: Learn how to create a My Health account. When prompted, select “No” when asked for an access code, and then proceed)

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