County Partners with State Testing Taskforce to Increase Testing

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent announcement to add more than 80 community testing sites across the state focused on underserved communities, San Bernardino County will launch three testing sites in the Victor Valley area. These testing sites are powered through a partnership with the California Department of Public Health and OptumServe. OptumServe is the federal government health services business of Optum, a leading health services innovation company.

State testing is conducted at the following locations in the Victor Valley area:

Victor Valley College

18422 Bear Valley Rd., Victorville
May 11 – 16, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – for the general public

Victorville Activities Center
15075 Hesperia Rd., Victorville
May 11 and 12, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – only for healthcare providers, first responders and law enforcement
May 13 – 29, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – for the general public

Adelanto Stadium
12000 Stadium Way, Adelanto
May 11 – 29, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – for the general public

“These testing sites will help San Bernardino County dramatically increase testing needs for individuals who have had limited access to COVID-19 tests up until now,” said Trudy Raymundo, Director of Public Health for San Bernardino County. “We’re thrilled to partner with the state and OptumServe to help ensure our communities are healthy, while also helping meet California’s testing goals.”

Testing will be by appointment only for any individuals with or without symptoms of COVID-19. Appointments can be made by visiting https://lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 1-888-634-1123. Please note that phone registration will only be used for people without internet access.

Testing is free for all individuals, including those who are uninsured, underinsured, undocumented, or homeless. Individual testing results are confidential.

“OptumServe is honored to assist California in expanding COVID-19 testing for residents,” said Patty Horoho, CEO of OptumServe. “We are bringing our full commitment and capabilities to serve Californians, including extensive experience conducting large community health events.”

At maximum capacity, OptumServe will be able to support up to 80 testing sites at one time throughout the state, increasing total testing capacity by more than 10,500 tests per day.

“Thanks to the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and to OptumServe for the collaboration to make these testing sites possible,” said Charity Dean, M.D., Assistant Director of the California Department of Public Health. “We’re working together as part of the state’s Testing Task Force to ensure regions with the greatest need have access to tests, and these sites are going to be a major component in reaching our testing goals.”

More information about OptumServe can be found at www.optumserve.com.

For information about the coronavirus crisis, visit the County’s coronavirus website at sbcovid19.com. New information and resources are updated daily. The public can also contact the COVID-19 hotline from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (909) 387-3911, or email the County at coronavirus@dph.sbcounty.gov.

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