All Local Testing Options

While Supplies Last FREE Home Test Kits available at the following locations:

  • Calpine - Out of Supply - Cheri Asher @ Calpine Post Office, cell/text 530-616-0630 Email
  • Downieville - 
    • Downieville Urgent Care Dispatch 530-289-3333
    • Health & Human Services, 22 Maiden Lane (By the Bell Tower) Downieville CA 95936
      530-289-3711 Email
  • Sierra City - Out of Supply - Mary Wright @ Sierra City Library 317 Main St Sierra City CA 96125 
  • Loyalton
    • Public Health - Out of Supply - 202 Front St (Next to the Fire Hall) Loyalton CA 96118
      530-993-6700 Email
    • Wellness Center 706 Mill St Loyalton CA 96118
    • Family Resource Center - Out of Supply - 315 Main St Loyalton CA 96118
    • Loyalton Senior Center 302 1st St Loyalton CA 96118 

More Options for Free Home Tests in Plumas County

Guides for using Home Tests:  iHealth in Spanish | iHealth in English | BinaxNOW

Below are facilities offering testing in or near Sierra County. Many clinics offer Drive-Thru Testing options.

  • Downieville Ambulance Urgent Care -Rapid testing for symptomatic people by appointment - (530) 289-3333 
  • Eastern Plumas Health Care (Loyalton) - (530) 993-1231
  • Eastern Plumas Health Care (Portola)- (530) 832-6600 
  • Plumas District Hospital (Quincy) - (530) 283-5640
  • Sierra Nevada Medical Center (Grass Valley) - (530) 274-6000
  • Tahoe Forest Hospital (Truckee) - (530) 582-345
  • Western Sierra Medical Clinic (Downieville) - (530) 274-9762

Downieville at the Community Hall with the Downieville Volunteer Fire Department

Every Wednesday from 10am till Noon

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Home Self Test Kits

The FDA has approved many self testing kits which can be ordered on-line. Some test for antibodies and others for the active infection. Here is a list of a few. Costs ranging from FREE to $150.00 each.

When should a Home Test be used?


Financial Coverage of COVID-19 Testing

1. Must health plans cover COVID-19 testing? 

Yes. Health plans must cover COVID-19 tests that are FDA approved or authorized, or approved by the state, without prior authorization and at no cost to the enrollee. This includes follow-up (serial/sequential) tests. This requirement applies to such tests administered by a skilled nursing facility.

2. Does the requirement for health plans to cover COVID-19 apply to testing for asymptomatic individuals? 

Yes. Health plans must cover testing for COVID-19 and may not deny coverage based on lack of medical necessity. Please refer to the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act) for additional information. 

3. Does the requirement for health plans to cover COVID-19 testing apply to commercial, Medi-Cal, and Medicare Advantage plans? 

Yes. All of these plans must cover COVID-19 testing, without prior authorization, and at no cost to the enrollee. Similarly, recent guidance from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) also requires coverage of COVID-19 tests for beneficiaries in traditional Medicare coverage. 

4. Does the requirement for health plans to cover COVID-19 testing apply to self-funded, employer plans (also known as ERISA plans)? 

Yes. Self-funded employer plans also are required to cover COVID-19 testing and screening without cost to the enrollee, and without prior authorization. Please refer to the CARES Act for additional information.