Around 20 people waiting in line on Jan. 6, 2022 outside the Hazel Hawkins Community Health Center where the county conducts COVID-19 tests. Photo by Noe Magaña.

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OptumServe COVID testing sites offer test-to-treat program

These facilities are locations where people can get tested for COVID-19, speak to a health care provider about treatment options and leave with those treatments in-hand if they're eligible.

COVID-19 testing site set up inside the Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister. File photo by Robert Eliason.

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SBC Public Health requests additional testing capacity

Public health said the current OptumServe testing site has the capacity to perform 990 scheduled tests per week. 

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Week of Jan.14 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

10,145 people tested positive, 394 are active patients, 9,662 have recovered and 89 have died.

San Benito County official seal. Image courtesy San Benito Co.

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San Benito County issues COVID-19 pop-up testing site advisory

Most COVID testing is free to the public and there are several legitimate sites in the county.

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Federal approval of Medi-Cal funding to provide expanded COVID-19 testing for low-income students  

Medi‐Cal is the primary health care system for more than half of the state’s population under the age of 20.