COVID-19

Where To Get a Rapid COVID-19 Test in San Francisco

Alyssa Corso21 Sep 2021

When getting tested for COVID-19, you should get your results in less than 48 hours. If you feel sick, isolate yourself until you get tested or after talking to a doctor. Your isolation period depends on if you are vaccinated and if you have symptoms.

If you are unvaccinated and were exposed to someone who tested positive, in most cases you’d need to quarantine for at least 10 days. For more information about all situations needing isolation and quarantine, see official guidance from the Department of Public Health.

Rapid COVID-19 Testing Sites in San Fransisco

There are several locations in the San Francisco Bay Area that are conducting COVID-19 testing. Rapid (antigen) tests are typically done through a saliva sample and can yield results in less than one hour. Many insurance companies will cover the cost of tests, but we included the out-of-pocket cost for COVID-19 rapid tests without insurance. 

Testing SiteRapid Test CostSite Information 
CityHealth Urgent CareFree with a valid U.S. form of identification300 Jessie E, San Francisco, CA, 94103
(510) 984-2489
Dignity Health - Go Health Must inquire

3900 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
(415) 432-7899

325 Gellert Blvd.
Daly City, CA 94015

 2288 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

Downtown Medical Group $100450 Sutter St #1723, San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 362-7177
Stat Med Urgent Care$125Locations in Concord, Lafayette, and Livermore
(844) 782-8633

Additional COVID-19 Testing Sites in San Fransisco

The following sites may offer both, a rapid or PCR COVID test. You should call or check their website before making an appointment or visiting. The following sites are by appointment only.

Get Mira - Healthcare you can afford.

Get doctor visits, lab tests, prescription, and more. Affordable copays. Available 35+ states.

CityTestSF at Alemany Farmers Market

Operated by the City and County of San Francisco.

Walk-through and drive-through

100 Alemany Boulevard 

Book at Alemany for appointments up to 3 days ahead.

Urgent Care Centers

Urgent care centers accept most insurance. They may charge a fee for the test.

Carbon Health: Brannan

470 Brannan St

415-906-7643

Carbon Health: Castro 

1998 Market St

415-906-7643

Carbon Health: Financial District

55 Pacific Avenue

415-906-7643

City Bay Urgent Care 

2131 Irving St

415-906-7643

GoHealth Urgent Care: Castro

2288 Market St

415-906-7643

GoHealth Urgent Care: Glen Park

2895 Diamond St

415-906-7643

Sutter: San Francisco Urgent Care

55 2nd St, Ground Floor

415-906-7643

Neighborhood Testing Sites

Chinese Hospital Test Site

Open to everyone. Check your eligibility when you make an appointment.

845 Jackson Street
Monday through Saturday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, except holidays.

415-906-7643

Call to schedule an appointment.

Healthcare for 80% less

Get affordable copays. Plans start at $25/month.

Maxine Hall Testing Site

For uninsured or SF Health Network patients. 

1181 Golden Gate Avenue
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 am to 11:30 am, 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Wednesday, 8:30 am to 11:30 am

415-906-7643

Call to schedule an appointment. You can drop in.

Mission Neighborhood Health Center

Focused on Mission residents and community members.

240 Shotwell St, in the parking lot.
Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

415-906-7643

Call to schedule an appointment.

Southeast Health Center Testing Site

For uninsured or SF Health Network patients. 

2401 Keith Street
Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm

415-906-7643

Call to schedule an appointment.

ZSFG Testing Site

For uninsured or SF Health Network patients. 

1001 Potrero Avenue
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm

415-906-7643

Call to schedule an appointment.

When To Get a COVID-19 Test

If you are not fully vaccinated yet, get tested if: 

  • You have symptoms of COVID-19
  • You had close contact with someone with COVID-19 within 10 days of their positive result (even if they do not have any symptoms)
  • You have been asked to be tested by your school, workplace, healthcare provider, or the health department

If you are fully vaccinated, generally you do not need to get tested if you do not feel sick. But you should get tested if: 

  • You have symptoms of COVID-19
  • You have been asked to be tested by your healthcare provider or the health department
  • You work in a healthcare setting and are required to be tested by your employer
  • You have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and do not have symptoms but work or live in certain high-risk settings