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Coronavirus

Overview

This Week in San Mateo County Health
Week of May 16, 2022

Test to Treat

The COVID-19 testing site at the College of San Mateo (3401 CSM Drive in San Mateo), operated by LHI/OptumServe, will become a Test to Treat program on May 5. Residents who test positive will be assessed for oral medications, and if they qualify, medication will be dispensed at the site. (LHI/OptumServe is contracted by the State of California to offer COVID-19 testing and to participate in the Test to Treat Program. San Mateo County does not operate the site.)

Five additional LHI/OptumServe sites in San Mateo County are expected to offer Test to Treat starting next week. More information, including locations and appointments, is available here.

Additional Test to Treat options in San Mateo County include certain CVS pharmacies as part of the federal Test to Treat initiative. More information about the federal program is available here.

Other pharmacies offer oral antiviral medications via prescription, so residents should consult with their primary health care provider.

Best COVID-19 Prevention Strategies

San Mateo County and the Bay Area region are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases. With a greater presence of the disease in our community, it’s important to pay attention to protective measures. Best practices for individuals and communities to slow the spread of COVID-19, including managing indoor ventilation, are described here.

Message from the Chief

Read County Health Chief Louise Rogers’ latest community update.

Eligible for a second COVID-19 booster?

Your first option is your primary health care provider or a pharmacy. You can also book an appointment through the state’s MyTurn system.

County Health’s community clinics will provide boosters for walk-ins now, but we recommend booking an appointment to avoid long waits.

Boosters, First & Second Doses

Boosters and first and second doses are available at community clinics, health care providers, pharmacies. Check MyTurn and see County-operated community clinic schedules here.