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

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OptumServe expands COVID-19 testing and treatment services sites

Sites to include Tres Pinos, Aromas and San Juan Bautista.

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.

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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County offering COVID-19 antigen-rapid and PCR tests

Both tests are free of charge.

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

News Release

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. 

Administration of a COVID-19 vaccine. Photo by Leslie David.

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OptumServe to provide COVID-19 vaccinations

Temporary site at Rancho San Justo Middle School expected to provide up to 210 vaccines per day, with potential to expand to more days based on allocation.

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

Health

Fewer seeking COVID-19 tests in San Benito County

A drop in the positivity rate brings progress on the state’s ‘blueprint’ ranking.

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

Health

COVID-19 testing continues at Vets Building despite supply shortage

OptumServe site in Salinas helps out with extra kits.

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

Health

County issues FAQ on COVID-19 testing site

Anyone who meets the criteria can be tested at Vets Memorial Building, including uninsured, underinsured, undocumented and homeless individuals.

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

Health

Data gremlins at COVID-19 testing site

High number of ‘pending’ results are due to problems loading data into the state reporting system.

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

Health

COVID-19 testing open to the general public

Health department conducted 118 tests on May 10, with a daily capacity for 132.

San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County

Health

San Benito County hosts no-cost COVID-19 testing

Testing will be available to all residents with a focus on—but not limited to—underserved populations, healthcare employees, essential workers, those over 60 years of age and those with chronic illnesses.