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COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing at Schools

Responsive Lab Partners, medical professionals, will be at all San Diego Unified schools to conduct COVID-19 testing for students and staff, free of charge.

For safety reasons, there is no more walk up testing at our comprehensive high schools for staff and students who do not attend that school. No staff or student should go to a different school expecting to test, especially if they have symptoms (itinerant staff, please sign up and test at one school). Staff or students from other schools who have symptoms or need a test to return should seek a test at either our Ed Center testing facility, through their own insurance, or at a county testing facility.

 

Please see schedule below:

Schedule


Opt-In to Regular, On-site Testing
All students are encouraged to participate in regular, on-site COVID-19 testing. Free Covid testing in school not only helps prevent the spread of the virus, but it also helps more students stay in school and continue their education.

If you have not already opted-in for your student(s), please follow these steps for regular, on-site testing.

  1. Complete the opt-in process to allow the testers to conduct weekly testing. 

  2. Register and consent in the Primary.Health Portal in order to be tested.


Symptomatic Testing

Student: If your student has symptoms, please stay home and call your school site to report your absence.

Staff: If you have symptoms, please stay home and call your supervisor.

To get a COVID-19 test, please note you should only go to certain sites. Please do not sign up and go to your usual school. The sites where students and staff with symptoms can go is:

Please isolate until your PCR test results are available.

For information about results, please see here. For information about test types required to return to work or school, please see here.


Directions for onsite testing
Go to the Primary Health Portal to register. Please sign the consent in the portal and select the school that you or your child attends. No subsequent appointments are necessary.

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New COVID-19 Testing Location Open for District Employees

A new district testing facility opens Wednesday, Jan. 12

 

  • Location: 9330 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123

  • Times: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m | Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m | (testing site will be closed on all district holidays – 1/17, 2/18 & 2/21)


No appointments necessary. If you have not already signed up for testing at your school site, please go to the Primary.Health portal to register: https://my.primary.health/l/sdusd_testing. Both Rapid Antigen and PCR tests are available.


This additional testing facility will help expedite the return to work process for district employees.

This facility is open only to district employees. Students who require tests can continue to use the Ed Center testing facility.


Additional Testing Resources

  1. Contact your family doctor

  2. Kaiser Members: Visit www.kp.org

  3. County of San Diego Site: Visit 211sandiego.org or call 2-1-1

  4. San Diego County Locationhttps://bit.ly/30wZP5d 

  5. MTS Transit testing locationhttps://testsd.io/testing-locations/

  6. Free At-Home Tests: Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from https://special.usps.com/testkits 

  7. School Based Health Centers: 
    Central Elementary School Based Health Center – Mid City Clinic
    4063 Polk Ave, San Diego, CA 92105 
    Call for Appointment: 619-280-2058

    Rosa Parks Elementary School Based Health Center – Mid City Clinic
    4510 Landis St, San Diego, CA 92105
    Call for Appointment: 619-280-2058 


Testing Results

testing results