All Local Testing Options

Below are facilities offering testing in or near Sierra County. Many clinics offer Drive-Thru Testing options.

  • Downieville Ambulance Urgent Care -Rapid testing for symptomatic people by appointment - (530) 289-3333 
  • Eastern Plumas Health Care (Loyalton) - (530) 993-1231
  • Eastern Plumas Health Care (Portola)- (530) 832-6600
  • Plumas District Hospital (Quincy) - (530) 283-5640
  • Sierra Nevada Medical Center (Grass Valley) - (530) 274-6000
  • Tahoe Forest Hospital (Truckee) - (530) 582-345
    Pre-registration is required and can be done at http://www.lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123.
  • Western Sierra Medical Clinic (Downieville) - (530) 274-9762
  • Walmart - Lemon Valley 250 Vista Knoll Pkwy, Reno NV 89506
    Sign up for appointment here
  • Walmart - I-580 and 2nd St 2425 E 2nd St, Reno NV 89502
    Sign up for appointment here

Downieville at the Community Hall with the Downieville Volunteer Fire Department

Every Wednesday from 10am till Noon

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Home Self Test Kits

The FDA has approved many self testing kits which can be ordered on-line. Some test for antibodies and others for the active infection. Here is a list of a few. Costs ranging from FREE to $150.00 each.

When should a Home Test be used?

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Financial Coverage of COVID-19 Testing

1. Must health plans cover COVID-19 testing? 

Yes. Health plans must cover COVID-19 tests that are FDA approved or authorized, or approved by the state, without prior authorization and at no cost to the enrollee. This includes follow-up (serial/sequential) tests. This requirement applies to such tests administered by a skilled nursing facility.

2. Does the requirement for health plans to cover COVID-19 apply to testing for asymptomatic individuals? 

Yes. Health plans must cover testing for COVID-19 and may not deny coverage based on lack of medical necessity. Please refer to the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act) for additional information. 

3. Does the requirement for health plans to cover COVID-19 testing apply to commercial, Medi-Cal, and Medicare Advantage plans? 

Yes. All of these plans must cover COVID-19 testing, without prior authorization, and at no cost to the enrollee. Similarly, recent guidance from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) also requires coverage of COVID-19 tests for beneficiaries in traditional Medicare coverage. 

4. Does the requirement for health plans to cover COVID-19 testing apply to self-funded, employer plans (also known as ERISA plans)? 

Yes. Self-funded employer plans also are required to cover COVID-19 testing and screening without cost to the enrollee, and without prior authorization. Please refer to the CARES Act for additional information.