Community-Based COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is available in Santa Barbara County at community-based testing sites by appointment only and in healthcare settings. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department website at

About Community-Based Testing

Santa Barbara County, The State of California and OptumServe are in partnership to increase testing for COVID-19 in our county. Testing is by appointment only.  Insurance information will be collected when you register, but no co-pay required. If you do not have insurance, the State of California will pay for your test.  Please bring your identification, if you have one.

Everyone is eligible to apply for screening. Once screened, testing order will be prioritized for people with symptoms, such as a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Additional prioritization will be offered to populations of higher risk, including: First Responders and Health Care Professionals.

Testing sites will be operational five (5) days per week from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Days and times for appointments will be adjusted based on community need.

Community-Based Testing Locations

Community based testing site locations will be available throughout the county. Testing will be by appointment only.

Santa Maria:
Santa Maria Fairpark 937 Thornburg Street, Santa Maria, CA, 93458

Santa Barbara:
Earl Warren Showgrounds 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

1745 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463

Request a Community-Based Testing Appointment

If you need help making an appointment, please contact the Santa Barbara County Call Center at 1 (833) 688-5551 Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Other Testing Options:
Please contact your Primary Care Provider to inquire about additional testing option.