COVID Testing

Resources

For COVID-19 testing resources, you can check with your healthcare provider or any of the following resources:

State of California
Visit covid19.ca.gov/get-tested
OC Health Care Agency
Visit OCCovid19.ochealthinfo.com
COVIDClinic.org
Visit covidclinic.org or call 877-219-8378.


If you have health insurance and need help finding your health care provider, call the customer service number on your insurance card, or view websites of major health care providers in Orange County.

Types of Testing

There are three kinds of tests for COVID-19: PCR/viral tests and serology/antibody tests.

  • A PCR or molecular test tells you if you have a current infection. It is taken with a swab in the mouth, nose, or throat.
  • An antigen test is a newer COVID-19 test that tells if you have a current infection. It is taken with a nostril or throat swab.
  • An antibody (serology) test does NOT tell you if you are infected currently. It only tells you if you had a previous infection and currently is not recommended for individual use. It is done through a needle or fingerstick to get a blood sample.

View more facts about COVID-19 testing.