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COVID-19 Resources

Health Care

Merced County

State Testing Sites:

  • OPTUMServe 1 - Merced County

900 Martin Luther King Jr Drive Merced, CA, 95340
Hours of Operation: 0700-1900 on Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

Schedule an appointment here:

If you are unable to schedule online, please call: (888) 634-1123

Community Testing Sites:

  • Merced County Fairgrounds

No physician referral required; No appointment required. Test type: Molecular Test
Learn More

900 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Merced, CA 95341
Hours: M - F 7 am - 7 pm
For more information, please visit the testing site provider's website or call 1-888-634-1123.

  • Merced Medical Group Emergency Room

Physician referral required; Testing by appointment only; No drive-through testing. Test type: Molecular Test. Learn More

Right now, only people experiencing symptoms are recommended for testing. In most cases, testing is offered at no cost.
333 Mercy Ave Merced, CA 95340
Hours: 24 hours
For more information, please visit the testing site provider's website or call (209) 626-4375.

  • Quest Diagnostics 


730 W I ST, LOS BANOS, CA 93635
Hours: 7:00 AM-4:00 PM Monday-Friday

857 W Childs Ave, Merced, CA 95341
Hours: 7:30 AM-5:00 PM Monday through Friday

240 East 13th Street Suite A, Merced, CA 95340
Hours: 7:30 AM-4:00 PM Monday through Friday

3377 G Street Ste A, Merced, CA 95340
Hours: 6:30 AM-4:30 PM Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM Saturday

COVID-19 testing only (no screening),
Physician referral required; Testing by appointment only; No drive-through testing;Test type:Antibody Test
Antibody tests are not FDA approved for diagnosis of COVID-19. Learn More

With QuestDirect, an individual can request the test and purchase it online. Each test request is reviewed and, if appropriate, an order for testing is issued by a licensed physician. Individuals have the opportunity to speak with a licensed physician about their results.
After purchasing the service online, an individual will be prompted to schedule an appointment for a blood draw at one of the 2,200 patient service centers Quest Diagnostics operates around the United States. For the safety of our patients and employees, individuals must not have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 for at least 10 days; wear a face mask; and pass a contact-less temperature check.
For more information, please visit the testing site provider's website or call 866-MYQUEST. 


  • Agency: State of California 
  • Description:California remains under a statewide stay-home-order. Six key health and scientific indicators will be considered before modifying state’s stay-at-home order.
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  • Type of assistance: informational
  • Amount:N/A
  • Restrictions/Eligibility: N/A
  • Due date: N/A
  • Time before assistance is approved: N/A

  • Agency: Labor and Workforce Development Agency
  • Description: If you're unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional)
  • Link(s):
  • Type of assistance: Approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income)
  • Amount: Ranges from $50-$1,300 a week
  • Restrictions/Eligibility: California worker
  • Due date: Short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy.
  • Time before assistance is approved: $50-$1,300 a week for up to 52 weeks.
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