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NEW: Appointments for COVID-19 Testing Now Available Online!

 To make an appointment, go to www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus/testing. Click on desired testing location on map and click "schedule an appointment here."

Riverside County Public Health news release: Online COVID-19 testing 

Residents can also call 800-945-6171, seven days a week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. The wait time to make an appointment by phone is shorter between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

COVID-17 testing sites in the Coachella Valley

Cathedral City Public Library, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library is at 33520 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City.

Testing at the this site is open to anyone, whether they have symptoms or not, and there are no out-of-pocket costs to individuals. Participants will be asked to provide information about their health insurance, but they will not be charged any share of costs or copay, and will be allowed to get tested even if they do not provide the insurance information.

To make an appointment, call 800-945-6171.

Please note, smaller facilities such as these can only process small numbers at a time - up to about 150 tests a day - as opposed to about 600 a day at drive-through testing locations, according to the Riverside County Department of Public Health.

Desert Hot Springs - Lozano Community Center, 12-800 West Arroyo, Desert Hot Springs. Tuesday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Appointment required. Call 888-634-1123 or visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting

Indio - Riverside County Fairgrounds, in parking lots 5 and 5A off of Arabia Street (between Highway 111 and Dr. Carreon Boulevard, Indio) - Drive-thru testing, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. By appointment only. Appointment times are discussed when residents call the toll-free number at 800-945-6171. 

Coachella - Bagdouma Park Community Center, 51251 Douma Street, Coachella. Appointment required. Call 888-634-1123 or visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting

Other local testing sites

Desert Oasis Healthcare, 275 El Cielo Road, Palm Springs - Drive-up screening for Desert Oasis HMO patients only. Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., seven days a week.

Desert AIDS Project, 1695 N. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs - Anyone who thinks they might be suffering from COVID-19 should call (760) 992-0407 for information and the opportunity to talk to DAP clinician about their symptoms.

  • The COVID-19 Triage Clinic does not accept walk-ins.
  • You must discuss your symptoms with a clinician by calling (760) 992-0407– it will be decided then if you can be seen at the COVID-19 Triage Clinic.
  • If you attempt to be seen at the COVID-19 Triage Clinic without an appointment, you are putting yourself and others at risk – please call (760) 992-0407 to talk to someone.

Contact your doctor

Riverside County health officials are encouraging Coachella Valley residents who have symptoms and are concerned they could have coronavirus (COVID-19) to first contact their primary care physicians. These physicians can schedule testing through commercial labs. Residents can also contact the County at (800) 945-6171 to schedule an appointment for testing.