Drive-Thru Testing

CVS Health has announced the opening of seven drive-thru testing sites across San Diego County and expects to open nearly 1,000 such locations across the country by the end of the month, with the goal of processing up to 1.5 million tests per month. A total of 14 test sites in California have opened as part of nearly 350 locations across 14 states.

"While the large-scale test sites we've been operating since early April have proven successful, this new approach allows us to utilize our presence in communities across the country and bring testing closer to home," said Larry J. Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Health. "Our frontline employees will continue to play a critical role in the testing process, with members of their communities directly benefiting from their dedication and selflessness."

CVS pharmacy technicians will provide the test kit and instructions and monitor patients while they utilize self-swab tests in their car. The tests will then be sent to an independent third-party lab, with results available in about three days, according to CVS Health.

Patients must register in advance Here.

In San Diego County, the testing sites are at CVS pharmacies located at:

  • 7740 Rancho Santa Fe Road, Carlsbad

  • 16 3rd Avenue Extension, Chula Vista

  • 645 East Palomar St., Chula Vista

  • 1299 Broadway, El Cajon

  • 572 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon

  • 14589 Camino Del Norte, San Diego

  • 3350 Palm Ave., San Diego

Beginning this week, five of San Diego’s rural communities will have additional access to testing at these CalFire drive up test sights. Testing is by appointment and can be made by calling 2-1-1.

  • Now Open - San Diego County Library in Julian

  • Opens Today – Old SDCF Fire Station in Pine Valley

  • Thursday – San Diego County Library in Valley Center

  • Friday – San Diego County Library in Borrego Springs

  • Saturday – San Diego County Library in Potrero

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