UPDATE: County officials announce changes to COVID-19 testing sites

June 22, 2020 /

Kern County officials announced updates to some of the COVID-19 testing sites in Kern County.

Megan Person, the chief communications officer for Kern County, said the drive thru location at the Kern County Fairgrounds is only taking patients who are 18 year old or older, and the County testing site in Lamont tests children that are five years old or older.

There is also a new location in Rosamond (3200 Glendower St., Rosamond 93560), replacing the Mojave location, which is now closed.

There have been more than 9,800 COVID-19 tests administered at the County and State funded testing sites, Person said Monday.

Health officials announced 75 new COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the total to 3,975. Of this number, there are 1,228 active cases, while 2,677 people have recovered.

Here is a list of the State and County funded COVID-19 testing sites:

State-Provided Sites: Appointments required, free, but if you have insurance, they will bill:

  1. Arvin Public Health, 204 S. Hill St., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., walk-in only, testing available for all ages, parents must be present and give consent for children
  2. Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 South P St., Gate 26, Drive-thru only, testing available for ages 18 years old and older, Sundays though Fridays from 8-11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m.
  3. Wasco Library, 1102 7th St., walk-in only, testing available for all ages, parents must be present and give consent for children, Tuesday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  4. Rosamond, 3200 Glendower St., Rosamond 93560, walk-in only, testing available for all ages, parents must be present and given consent for children, Tuesday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

County-Provided Sites: appointments required, free

  1. Oildale, Good Samaritan Hospital, 901 Olive Drive, drive through only, testing available for all ages, parents must be present to give consent for children, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon
  2. Taft, Weest Side Health Care District, 100 E. North St. Taft, Drive thru only, testing available for all ages, parents must be present and give consent for children, Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  3. Delano, Adventist Health Delano Regional Medical Center, 1401 Garces Hwy, Delano, walk-in only, testing available for all ages, parents must be present and give consent for children, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  4. Kern Valley Hospital, drive-thru only, testing available for all ages, parents must be present and give consent for children, Wednesday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  5. Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, 1081 N. China Lake Blvd., drive-thru only, testing available for all ages, parents must be present and give consent for children, Monday through Friday from 8-10:30 a.m.
  6. Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Hospital, 1100 Magellan Dr. 93561, drive-thru only, testing available for all ages, parents must be present and give consent for children, Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  7. Lamont Kern County Library, 8304 Segrue Road 93241, drive-thru and walk in, testing available for ages five years old and up, parents must be present and give consent for children, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-7 p.m.

Head to Kerncounty.com for more information on how to schedule an appointment.

Elizabeth Sanchez

Elizabeth Sanchez

Elizabeth Sanchez is the program associate for South Kern Sol. She can be reached at elizabeth@southkernsol.org.