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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Free COVID-19 Tests Available for Walk-Up Appointments in Partnership with Tri-City Health Center

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Beginning, April 9, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests are now available for walk-up appointments in partnership with the Tri-City Health Center located at 39500 Liberty Street.
Previously, the Fremont Fire COVID-19 Testing Center was only able to offer tests to individuals who had access to a vehicle and were able to remain inside as part of the drive-thru testing system.  Those interested in scheduling a walk-up appointment should call the Tri-City Health Center’s appointment line at (510) 252-6808.  Walk-up appointments at the Tri-City Health Center are available Monday through Friday on a first come, first served basis, from 1 p.m. until all afternoon appointment slots have been filled.  The walk-up COVID-19 testing will be administered by one Fremont Fire Department Paramedic and one Emergency Medical Technician.
Testing for those who have access to a vehicle will continue at the Fremont Fire COVID-19 Testing Center at 7200 Stevenson Boulevard.  The site is open daily from approximately 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until the maximum number of tests available for the day have been exhausted.
To receive a COVID-19 test at either location, an individual will be screened as part of a two-part testing process and must have a fever (or have had a fever) and be symptomatic for COVID-19.  Symptoms for COVID-19 include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest and/or other respiratory symptoms.  A referral from a medical doctor is not required to be screened.  After the initial screening process is completed, those individuals who meet the testing criteria will be administered the actual COVID-19 test which involves swabbing of the nasal cavities and back of the throat.
The tests are free to the public and available to anyone regardless of where they live or their immigration status.  An information call-in line was created to provide COVID-19 testing updates and may be reached at (510) 494-4292.
First responders and healthcare workers who are symptomatic for the COVID-19 virus and have (or have had) a fever can schedule a test in advance by calling (510) 789-7231.
For more information and updates on how the City of Fremont is monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), visit our Coronavirus webpage.  General updates will be made to the City’s social media accounts on Facebook, Nextdoor, Nixle, and Twitter; follow our channels.

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