Coronavirus Testing in Palo Alto
Testing remains one of Santa Clara County's top priorities in the fight against the coronavirus. Find a free testing location near you in Palo Alto, with new sites being added.
By-Appointment COVID-19 Testing in Palo Alto
Santa Clara County will continue providing twice-per-month free testing by appointment only. Testing appointments will be available seven days in advance of the testing dates.
Mitchell Park Community Center - El Palo Alto Room
- New! Dates recently added: April 2 & 16
- Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- By appointment only
- Mitchell Park Community Center: El Palo Alto Room, 3700 Middlefield Rd
Schedule a Testing Appointment
Mitchell Park Library Parking Lot (near the park and gazebo)
Curative, a local company providing COVID-19 testing in several other communities including East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and within San Mateo County, is adding a Palo Alto location every Tuesday and more! The City of Palo Alto and Curative are partnering together to offer increased testing options to the community. Appointments are required, and can be booked up to four days in advance through the Curative's website.
- Date: Every Tuesday and every other Wednesday
- Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Check Curative's website for specific dates
- By appointment only
- Mitchell Park Library Parking Lot (near the park and gazebo)
Schedule a Curative Testing Appointment
Testing is free to the individual, including those without insurance, and documentation status is neither required or reported. If you have insurance, please bring your information with you.
Have questions or want to learn more? Visit Curative's website to learn more about their self-administered oral PCR test and call (888) 702-9042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Check out their brief video on how to perform the test – it is a self-administered cheek swab.
Find Other Free Testing Locations
Santa Clara County offers COVID-19 testing that is free, easy, and safe at more than 50 sites across the county. There are many choices to meet your needs, including drive-thru, walk-up, and bike lane options. Find more information at sccgov.org.
Check out this list of other community testing locations hosted by the County as well.
In addition to obtaining a referral for testing by your primary physician, the Project Baseline system can be used to get screened online. Those with a likelihood of needing a test will be directed to drive-through testing sites in Santa Clara County, or San Mateo County depending on proximity and available appointments.
Stanford Medicine expanded priority COVID-19 testing at their multiple drive-through sites to include essential workers such as first responders, those employed in grocery stores/food delivery, restaurants, drug stores, laundry, banks and financial services, waste management and utilities, and health care professions, such as caregivers, home health and nursing homes, public service personnel, and more. Stanford Medicine seeks to reach those workers at greater risk because of their front-line work. Essential workers who download the Stanford Medicine app can either click on a link to the MyHealth program or call a phone number provided through the app. Those who don’t have an Apple iOS device can call (650) 498-9000 to start their evaluation.
Individuals do not have to be active patients of Stanford Health Care in order to be tested.
Results from the COVID-19 tests are typically available within 24 hours; and out-of-pocket costs for screening and testing services are not billed to patients, per government mandates.
Finding a Testing Site throughout California
We are still expected to stay as close to home as possible, but if you happen to find yourself elsewhere in California for essential business or allowed activities, you can locate COVID-19 testing sites up to 100 miles from any zip code, city, or address.
Find a Testing Site Near You