COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Community Testing at Natomas Unified

Sacramento County Public Health is providing FREE COVID-19 testing for residents of the Natomas area by appointment only at:

Natomas Unified Service Center
1931 Arena Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95934

A limited number of testing appointments are available on 
10:00 AM – 6 PM
[Lunch break: 1-2 p.m.]

Who is eligible?

  • Residents of Sacramento County age 2 and older
    • Minors need to be accompanied by an adult and the authorization form needs to be signed by a legal guardian
  • People with severe symptoms should NOT come to a testing site. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider for testing.

How do I make an appointment?

  • [Click Here] to request your appointment or call (916) 561-5253. Please leave a message that indicates you would like to schedule an appointment for COVID-19 testing and a return phone number.
  • You will receive a call back from an NUSD staff member with your confirmed appointment date and time.

What do I need to know about the day of my appointment?

  • Every individual being tested must have a valid form of identification that includes date of birth and current address. U.S. Citizenship or legal residency is not required (examples: Driver’s license, birth certificate, etc.);
  • Please arrive at your scheduled appointment time;
  • Come alone or limit the number of persons that accompany you;
  • Wear a face covering;
  • A qualified healthcare provider will administer the nasal swab collection procedure;
  • The appointment will take 10-15 minutes on average.

What to do when I arrive

  • The testing site is located at Natomas Unified Service Center, 1931 Arena Blvd. Follow signs to testing site.
  • When you arrive, your temperature will be scanned while you are still in your car and you will be given forms to review and complete. You will complete a review of your forms while in your car and then proceed to the testing. Please follow all markers for social distancing. 

How will I get my results?

  • Results take 3-5 days, depending on testing volume at the Stem Express Laboratory. All results will be sent via email by Stem Express.
  • If you test positive- a doctor from Stem Express will call you directly to notify you of your results and the next steps you should take.
  • If you test negative- you will receive your lab test results via email from Stem Express.
  • It’s important that you fill out the contact information that will be asked during the registration process so we can make sure to get in touch with you quickly.
  • If you have questions about your results after testing, please email [email protected] or call (530) 663-6139. Hours of operation are from 10 AM-6 PM Monday – Friday.
  • All testing results are confidential. 

Additional COVID-19 Testing Sites

Please see this flyer for additional Sacramento County Free COVID-19 Testing locations.

Free COVID-19 Testing with Pumpkins in background
Free COVID-19 testing with pumpkins in background