News Release

State to close OptumServe testing site in Hollister

County says the phase out comes as COVID-19 activity is decreasing across the state.

Information from San Benito County

Effective February 23, 2023, the OptumServe testing site located at 930 Sunset Drive, Suite 3 in Hollister will no longer be operating. The site had previously been the location of COVID-19 and flu testing and the county’s Test-To-Treat program.

California continues to phase out underutilized state-run COVID-19 testing and treatment sites in the coming weeks. The phase out comes as COVID-19 activity is decreasing across the state. These sites were an important part of the county’s COVID-19 testing strategy and response.

The OptumServe mobile sites were also shut down earlier this month as they were underutilized for several months due to the decrease in COVID-19 in the county and the availability of over-the-counter COVID-19 tests for the public.

Over-the-counter COVID-19 tests are still available to San Benito residents through several programs. If you need to be tested or treated for COVID-19, contact your primary care provider. In addition over-the-counter tests can be purchased at local pharmacies, while free testing is available through the USPS. Visit https://special.usps/com/testkits for an order form (limit one order per residential address). In addition, San Benito Public Health Services will be receiving free COVID-19 tests in the coming weeks. More information will be available soon regarding the availability of free tests through the department.

If you test positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms, contact your healthcare provider or SESAME CARE telehealth at for more information about medication treatment for you. Medicine works best if started early and may prevent severe COVID-19 symptoms, hospitalization, and death.

For more information, visit the health department’s website or social media pages. For COVID-19 or Flu vaccination appointments at the health department, please visit or call 1-833-422-4255. The consent of a parent or legal guardian may be needed for those under age 18 to receive a vaccination. Visit Vaccinate All 58 to learn more about safe and effective vaccines available for all Californians 6 months of age and older.

BenitoLink Staff