COVID-19 testing in Humbodlt is expanding beyond the Redwood Acres location in Eureka with remote sites in Arcata, Garberville, Fortuna, Hoopa and McKinleyville. These sites will operate one day out of the week with Redwood Acres operating seven days a week.
“In April 2020, Humboldt County was one of the first California counties to launch COVID-19 testing with the state-contracted provider, OptumServe,” said Meriah Miracle, Humboldt County Joint Information Center public information officer. “Since then, the county has helped coordinate testing sites at multiple locations outside of the Eureka area to increase access to testing in the outlying areas of the county.”
The expansion comes as more Humboldt County residents wanted to head to testing during the past COVID-19 surge in December and January.
The times and locations are:
- Eureka – Redwood Acres
3750 Harris St.
Seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Arcata – Arcata Community Center
321 M.L.K. Jr. Pkwy.
Mondays, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Garberville – SoHum Health Sprowl Creek Campus
286 Sprowl Creek Road
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Fortuna – River Lodge Conference Center
1800 Riverwalk Dr.
Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Hoopa – Tsewenaldin Inn
Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- McKinleyville – Azalea Hall
1620 Pickett Road
Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The appointments can be made online in English and Spanish through lhi.care/covidtesting with walk-in appointments available. Those without internet access can call 888-634-1123 to schedule an appointment.
“Testing is provided at no cost to the person receiving the test, and insurance is not required,” Miracle said.
*Photo by Lupita Rivera