Alameda County Active Health Orders
Date Revised: 01/12/2021
COVID-19 testing locations in Alameda
If you have medical insurance, such as MediCal, you should call your doctor or health care provider. You can also contact a Community testing site.
If you do not have medical insurance, please consult Community testing site to see when and where you can schedule an appointment. Community testing sites are free and do not ask for immigration status.
All CORE-run testing sites can test all ages four years and older. Parents of infants should check with their primary care providers regarding necessity of testing.
For video of what Anterior Nasal testing looks like, please refer this this linked video, from Alameda County Health Care Services Agency.
COVID-19 Vaccinations in Alameda
Alameda County is vaccinating individuals in Phase 1A. Many physicians are being vaccinated at their affiliated hospitals, but unaffiliated health care workers may schedule appointments at designated County Points of Designating (PODs). Appointments may be made Tuesday-Friday at the Castro Valley Library or St. Rose Hospital in Hayward. More information on appointments may be located on Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association's page.
More information on scheduling vaccinations may be found by filling out the Alameda County Resident Notification Vaccine Form.
Regarding individuals who belong in the remaining phases, there is little information on implementation. More information may be released in late January and early February once Phase 1A individuals are vaccinated.
Phase 1A: Health care personnel, long-term care facility residents
Phase 1B: Persons aged at or above 65 years and non-health care frontline essential workers.
Phase 1C: Persons aged 50-64 years, persons aged 16-49 years with high-risk medical conditions, and essential workers not included in Phase 1B.
Phase 2: All other persons aged at or above 16 years.