COVID-19 Testing

Thank you for testing with us at Natomas Unified COVID-19 Community Testing. 

All Community Testing Sites have transitioned to a Statewide testing program, which is a paperless system using a software platform called COLOR. Please follow steps 1 and 2 below.

WHEN: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: 1931 Arena Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95834
RESULTS: Available in 72 hours by email

STEP 1: Register for a test on COLOR. You MUST complete this step to fulfill registration. This portion of the registration takes the most time to complete, so we highly recommend completing this step before your testing date. Incomplete registration will result in delays in testing and results.

STEP 2: No appointment needed, but registration is required. Drop by between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. to be tested. Bring your ID and wear a face mask.

Additional Information

Your testing sample will be obtained via self-swab guided by trained staff. You will be provided a card with a barcode to obtain your results online at Do your best not to lose your barcode. We recommend taking a picture of your card to be on the safe side. We hope this information is useful to you. Continue to wash your hands, physically distance, wear a face covering, and stay safe.

In addition to our testing location on Tuesdays, The Sacramento County Department of Health Services is partnering with the State’s lab and local community agencies to provide Community-Based Testing Sites for free. Many other testing options and locations are found at SCPH COVID Testing Sites.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know when my results are ready?
You will receive a text and email at the phone number and email you provided. You can also visit to check if your results are ready. You’ll need to enter your date of birth and the test barcode found on your test kit card.
¿Cómo sabré cuando estén listos mis resultados?
Recibirá un mensaje de texto y un correo electrónico al número de teléfono y al correo electrónico que proporcionó. También puede visitar para comprobar si sus resultados están listos. Deberá ingresar su fecha de nacimiento y el código de barra de prueba que se encuentra en la tarjeta del kit de prueba.

Expected Turn Around Time
24-72 hours. 

Turnaround time is the usual number of hours from the time a specimen is received at the laboratory to when the result is released.
Tiempo de espera para recibir respuesta 

24-72 horas.
El tiempo de espera para recibir respuesta es desde que se recibe una muestra en el laboratorio hasta que se publica el resultado.

What do I do if I’ve lost my barcode?
Please do your best to keep your barcode. Losing it may delay access to your results. Some people take a photo of it with their phone, just in case. If you lose your barcode, please contact Color Support for assistance at 833-594-1825 or [email protected].
¿Qué hago si pierdo mi código de barra?
Haga todo lo posible para conservar su código de barra. Perderlo puede retrasar el acceso a sus resultados. Algunas personas le toman una foto con su teléfono, por si acaso. Si pierde su código de barra, comuníquese con el departamento de soporte de color para obtener ayuda al 833-594-1825 o [email protected].

Who should I contact if I have more questions or if I need help accessing my results?
Please contact Color Support at 833-594-1825 or [email protected].
¿Con quién debo comunicarme si tengo más preguntas o si necesito ayuda para acceder mis resultados?
Comuníquese con el departamento de soporte de Color al 833-594-1825 o [email protected]

When registering online, I receive an error message that says, “region must be selected.” What do I do?
Go back to your address and make sure that you entered the state.

I need help registering. What do I do?
Completing registration before coming for testing will help streamline your visit. If you cannot complete the registration, assistance is available at the testing site for those who need it.