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Carbon Health, Simi Valley

Carbon Health

4.86(7 reviews)
2944 Tapo Canyon Rd, Simi Valley, CA 930632944 Tapo Canyon Rd
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COVID testing & Rapid testing near me in Santa Clarita, CA

Find and book COVID testing and rapid testing appointments in Santa Clarita and get same-day results. Convenient, top-rated providers with same-day testing.

COVID testing & Rapid testing near me in Santa Clarita, CA

Find and book COVID testing and rapid testing appointments in Santa Clarita and get same-day results. Convenient, top-rated providers with same-day testing.
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SmartClinic Urgent Care, Santa Clarita

SmartClinic Urgent Care

3.63(8 reviews)
19231 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 9135119231 Soledad Canyon Rd
OpenTue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Henry Mayo Urgent Care

Henry Mayo Urgent Care

4.82(3.2k reviews)
23929 McBean Pkwy, Valencia, CA 9135523929 McBean Pkwy
OpenTue 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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  • Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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First time here it was very smooth, even with the rush of Covid testing in the valley took less than 10 minutes to do online check in. Very efficient system. Another 20 minutes to be seen and 15 for prescription from next door.
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Valley Urgent Care, Northridge

Valley Urgent Care

4.82(4.6k reviews)
9335 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 913249335 Reseda Blvd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Rebecca has a friendly, attentive and caring bedside manner. That was pretty awesome considering how busy the clinic was. Great job!
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Carbon Health, Simi Valley

Carbon Health

4.86(7 reviews)
2944 Tapo Canyon Rd, Simi Valley, CA 930632944 Tapo Canyon Rd
OpenTue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Vital Solutions Medical Group, Mission Community Hospital

Vital Solutions Medical Group

4.57(1.3k reviews)
14850 Roscoe Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 9140214850 Roscoe Blvd
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Great staff, fast testing, easy process
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Guardian Testing, Van Nuys Station

Guardian Testing

2.33(3 reviews)
7556 Balboa Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 914067556 Balboa Blvd
OpenTue 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon10:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Van Nuys Urgent Care Family Medicine

Van Nuys Urgent Care Family Medicine

4.82(890 reviews)
7211 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 914057211 Van Nuys Blvd
OpenTue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Recent patient review

My first time using this urgent care but being able to schedule an appointment made it easy to work with. Very helpful staff and the Doctor who saw me took plenty of time to understand my issues and ask questions. He also took the proper time to create a treatment plan and then explain it and every medication and effects to me. Unfortunately they were not covered by my insurance but I felt it was worth the out of pocket expense
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Healthline Medical Group

Healthline Medical Group

4.57(94 reviews)
15211 Vanowen St, Los Angeles, CA 9140515211 Vanowen St
OpenTue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Taylor went above and beyond to treat me and she did an amazing job. It’s a very challenging time but she made my visit easy and my tests comfortable! She was knowledgeable and kind, as was the staff.
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Sameday Health , Topanga | The Village

Sameday Health

6232 CA-27, Los Angeles, CA 913676232 CA-27
OpenTue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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COVID Clinic, Simi Valley, CA

COVID Clinic

1554 Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA 930651554 Simi Town Center Way
OpenTue 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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$129

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Warner Plaza Urgent Care

Warner Plaza Urgent Care

3.41(17 reviews)
5995 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 913675995 Topanga Canyon Blvd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Doctor Shana is the best doctor!
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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Tarzana CA

PM Pediatric Urgent Care

4.76(2.3k reviews)
18555 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 9135618555 Ventura Blvd
OpenTue 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Recent patient review

We found making the appointment online easy , when I called the staff was pleasant and knowledgeable and they accommodated a last minute request to see my son at the same time as my daughter for a last minute issue that came up and he didn’t have an appointment. Overall we were very happy with the whole experience. One bit of feedback, and why I am posting here instead of publicly on google, because I would hate to see you have a negative comment after having such a nice visit— it didn’t bother me because my kids are 10 and 15, but when we entered the office, stranger things was playing on the main tv in the lobby and in particular it was a sex scene and a very scary monster scene. There was a little boy there hiding behind his dads leg who seemed afraid of the content on the tv. If I were to have been there with younger kids, I would very likely have walked right back out the front door and never go back. I’m thinking pediatric office, something like paw patrol would be much more appropriate for your clientele. Other than stranger things playing from one episode to the next, and feeling bothered by it for the younger kids who were visiting the office, we had a great experience.
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Carbon Health, Woodland Hills

Carbon Health

3.89(9 reviews)
21835 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 9136421835 Ventura Blvd
OpenTue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I set an appointment to get mu second Covid booster shot and the whole process was a breeze. The staff was communicative and very nice, and the wait was reasonable. They were clearly very busy, but didn't that impact anyone's care.
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Vital Solutions Medical Group, Encino

Vital Solutions Medical Group

4.63(56 reviews)
16060 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 9143616060 Ventura Blvd
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I have not received my results, otherwise it was a very good experience
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Noho West

Carbon Health Urgent Care

5.0(6 reviews)
6150 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 916066150 Laurel Canyon Blvd
OpenTue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sameday Health , Sherman Oaks

Sameday Health

4.8(69 reviews)
4525 Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 914034525 Sepulveda Blvd
OpenTue 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Carbon Health, Sherman Oaks

Carbon Health

5.0(7 reviews)
4550 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 914034550 Van Nuys Blvd
OpenTue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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COVID Clinic, Burbank

COVID Clinic

5.0(1 reviews)
3270 Thornton Ave, Burbank, CA 915043270 Thornton Ave
OpenTue 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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COVID Clinic, Moorpark College

COVID Clinic

1.0(1 reviews)
7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, CA 930217075 Campus Rd
OpenTue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hummingbird Covid Testing Centers, Studio City

Hummingbird Covid Testing Centers

4.16(100 reviews)
12215 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 9160412215 Ventura Blvd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Staffs are nice and helpful. I will recommend them.
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Latest COVID Testing Updates

Jun 15, 2022
COVID vaccines for kids under 5 move closer to FDA authorization after committee backs shots. The FDA’s committee of independent vaccine experts voted unanimously to recommend Moderna and Pfizer’s shots for use in infants through toddlers. The FDA will likely accept the recommendation and authorize the shots this week.(CNBC)
Jun 15, 2022
BA.4 and BA.5 — "sister variants" of the original omicron strain — are gaining prevalence in the U.S. and now account for about 1 in 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, CDC data shows. (Becker's)

COVID Testing FAQs

  • How much does COVID testing cost in Santa Clarita?

    In many cases, COVID testing can be free. Many state and local health departments continue to offer free testing to community residents as part of their response to the pandemic. In other cases, commercially insured patients, or those on Medicare or Medicaid, may receive testing at no out of pocket cost, or with a nominal office visit copay. For cash paying patients, or those that need rapid COVID testing which will deliver results in under an hour, COVID tests can range from $50 to $150 each. It is best to call your healthcare provider prior to getting tested to better understand the cost of the specific test you require.

  • Where can I get free COVID testing in Santa Clarita?

    COVID testing is available for free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes testing for those without health insurance. Check with your Santa Clarita-area health department as they are generally a good source for free COVID tests, or can at least point you in the right direction. Additionally, you can ask your primary care provider to recommend a free COVID test site.

  • Where can I get COVID testing in Santa Clarita?

    COVID testing is available at many outlets near Santa Clarita including urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care offices, health departments, and more. Different venues will have different types of tests available, many at different price points. Some testing sites are allowing walk-in patients, however, many are still requiring some degree of advance booking to control patient volume.

  • Where can I get a rapid COVID test in Santa Clarita?

    Rapid testing—both PCR (molecular) and antigen tests—is offered through many Santa Clarita-area urgent care centers and physician offices, usually at an additional cost ranging from $50 up to $150 per test. Usually this will allow you to get results back in under an hour, and require advanced booking through the provider. However, if you can wait 24 hours for your results, many labs are turning around send-out lab tests in that time frame, which could save you some money.

  • How to make an appointment for COVID testing in Santa Clarita?

    Same-day and next day appointments for COVID testing in Santa Clarita are bookable directly through Solv. Simply browse the list of healthcare providers conducting COVID tests above, find one with a “Book Online” button, and book a time that aligns with your schedule stating “COVID-19 Test” as your reason for visit.

  • Can I get tested for antibodies if I am sick with COVID-19 Santa Clarita?

    An antibody test for COVID-19 might inform you if you previously had a coronavirus infection. Because it can take between 1–3 weeks after an infection for your body to develop these antibodies, an antibody test during an active infection would not be successful. To see if you are currently infected, you need a viral test.

  • Do I need a COVID test if I have been vaccinated?

    Even if you have been fully vaccinated, if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, experts believe that you should be tested yourself, particularly if you are experiencing cold and flu symptoms commonly aligned with the coronavirus.

  • How long does COVID testing take?

    Getting a COVID test is quick. Most tests are done with a nasal swab, which takes less than a minute to swab both nostrils. Depending on where you get your COVID test, this means you could be in and out of the testing site in as little as 10-15 minutes. During busy times—particularly around holidays—testing sites may be busier than usual and wait times may be longer.

  • How long does it take to get COVID test results in Santa Clarita?

    Most labs are returning send-out molecular (PCR) COVID test results within 24-48 hours of the test. Some sites take longer, so call and ask if the reason for the test is proof for travel. Rapid COVID tests are processed on-site and are able to deliver results in under an hour, sometimes in as little as 15 min.

  • Do COVID tests detect the Delta variant and Omicron variant?

    Regular COVID tests are able to detect both the Delta variant and Omicron variant in that they can determine whether or not you have the coronavirus. However, they can't tell which variation is involved. That would necessitate genomic sequencing, which is a different process from regular virus testing that not all labs can undertake. Sequencing is uncommon and can cost up to $100 per test. Since the treatment is the same for any variant, it is not clinically useful to an individual patient to know whether the infection was caused by a variant or not.

Recent COVID Testing Reviews (20)

Overall great experience. Been there before. Wait time was a little long for an early saturday morning. Its a tad frustrating to check in and be there and have 3 people checked in online but not there and be stuck behind them. Additionaly, there should be a seperate area for covid tests as opposed to being lumped in with people that need to be seen or treated. Just a few thoughts on the wait experience. I do like the phone notification so you can wait in your car. Everything is a work in progress I suppose. Overall really great, like the staff and facility.

- Verified patient on 4/19

Arrived a couple of minutes late for the 5pm COVID test. Tester greeted me by name, was ready to go. Whole process took less than a minute.

- Verified patient on 4/29

I am electronically challenged. I needed a rapid response covid test to not have to quarantine on Maui for 2 weeks..AFC Urgent Care was the only place that could do it being CLIA approved. I had to maneuver my way thru a difficult electronic process, but with the help of your friendly accommodating staff, we did it!!!...all the way to me picking up a paper copy of the negative results to show to the Maui authorities.. thank you so much ladies for all your help so I can go home after being away from Maui for 14 years..MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!..GOD BLESS YOU ALL .

- Verified patient on 12/17

We’ve been getting weekly covid tests here for our daughters gymnastics and we have had a great experience. The doctors and nurses have been wonderful!

- Verified patient on 9/14

The wait time was pretty long. I had to get out of my car for them to come give us the Covid test. I called four times because nobody showed up for 45min. Then a doctor came out so I asked for the test. She was very friendly. When I finished the test I went home and waited about 45 min so I decided to call them to see if the test was done they said it was. They never called me to tell me the results

- Verified patient on 8/20

It was great. Noreen and Abby were wonderful! Noreen really did beyond and more when she helped me with my covid test. She knew I'm deaf and she tried SO hard to do ASL for me to be able to understand her. Abby was GREAT too. Texting me the entire time instead of calling because she knew I would struggle on the phone. I definitely recommend this place! Noreen and Abby, you guys are WONDERFUL!

- Verified patient on 1/23

Went in for a COVID test so there were lots of procedures to take care of beforehand. Once that was done it was smooth sailing.

- Verified patient on 7/23

My whole experience was great! Everyone was so sweet and helpful. I needed a rapid test urgently for a flight and they helped me with ease. Will definitely come back here if I need another covid test.

- Verified patient on 6/7

Drive up rapid covid test was a pleasant experience considering my entire family was worried. Very easy to make online appointment and safe drive up test. Results were promised and delivered within 15 minutes for 4 people. Highly recommend.

- Verified patient on 1/15

Hawaii Covid test. Coming to this location saved us hours in travel time. There was about a 30 minute delay but our family was scheduled together. And there were apologies for the waits. Everything after this was wonderful!!!! Tesr came back timely! The nurse who tested us was pleasant. Thank you

- Verified patient on 6/16

I had an appointment for a covid test. I received several email reminders. 10 minutes before my appointment I received text instructions to checking on my arrival. I also received a phone call from a human with detailed instruction. I remained in my car and was greeted and verified test type. Then staff collected the sample.

- Verified patient on 1/29

Awesome in helping to get our covid tests and results. Difficult for us that are not computer savvy but your staff was helpful in figuring it out

- Verified patient on 12/23

Only concern was that took covid test because was advised some of my symptoms were similar to covid. Should retest? Confused.

- Verified patient on 1/13

Great! I was under time pressure for a COVID test. The vaccine is everywhere but testing remains elusive. The clinic hours accommodated my work schedule which other clinics don’t. The Walgreens and CVS websites were not user friendly to my age group (older). It really took the pressure off as I am beginning nursing school.

- Verified patient on 6/14

I went in for a covid test, did not go inside the facility, but dealt with your staff. They were wonderful, understanding and very gentle. Thank you for a good experience

- Verified patient on 8/16

Walk in covid test - after registering and some waiting, was able to get test. Everyone seemed very pleasant. Would recommend to friends and family

- Verified patient on 12/31

Excellent customer service, the receptionist and the person who did my Covid test were excellent. I wish every urgent care would be the same than Henry Mall

- Verified patient on 4/11

Waited and hour outside for a rapid Covid test. Had to call 3 times to remind them I was in my car waiting. I understand things run behind, but we are talking about a 30-second swab and being done. Better time management is needed here.

- Verified patient on 7/12

Ruby, who frequently answers the HMUC phone, is delightful, information, and extremely helpful. Dr. Michelena, who phoned me to consult prior to my covid test, is friendly and extremely knowledgeable and informative.

- Verified patient on 12/15

Quick and easy visit for a covid test. Staff are friendly and personable. I’m so thankful for their work during this insane year.

- Verified patient on 12/14

Santa Clarita COVID Testing & Rapid Testing

Types of COVID Tests

There are two types of coronavirus tests (COVID-19 tests) available, those that can test for a current infection (viral test) and those that can test for a past infection (antibody test).

Viral COVID testing can be done in a few different ways, the most common being nose swabs, but saliva tests are becoming more popular. Some tests are processed out on-site and can provide results in as little as 30 minutes. These are called rapid COVID tests. The majority of tests, on the other hand, are collected at the clinic on-site and then submitted to off-site labs for processing. Results can take up to 2-3 days to arrive. 

Antibody testing looks for a past infection and may not reveal if you have an active COVID-19 infection because antibodies can take up to three weeks to form in your body. The presence of COVID antibodies may help to prevent you from becoming infected with the same virus again; but, because the clinical understanding of COVID-19 is still developing, it's unclear how long that protection will continue.

Who should get tested for current infection

The CDC currently defines four instances where COVID testing is recommended:

  1. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
  2. If you have been in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19. Close contact is defined as within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. If you have been vaccinated, or tested positive in the past 3 months and not experiencing symptoms, you do not need to be tested.
  3. If you are unvaccinated and participated in high-risk activities where distancing is not an option. This could include travel, large social or mass gatherings, crowded indoor settings, etc.
  4. If you have been referred to get a COVID test by your healthcare provider or local health department. 

How is testing done for COVID-19?

Most COVID tests are collected by a nasal swab. A member of the medical team puts a swab inside your nose for a few seconds on each side to collect the sample. After that, the samples are packaged according to CDC guidelines and tested on-site or transported to a facility for testing. The lab will test samples for the presence of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID infection and either your care provider or the lab will notify you with the results as soon as they are available.

PCR vs Antigen Testing

Viral COVID tests are available as molecular and antigen tests. The molecular test, also known as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, usually delivers results within a few days since most of these tests are sent to offsite labs for analysis. The average turnaround time for PCR test results is 48 hours, but in some instances may be significantly longer due to backlogs related to insufficient lab volume and capacity. Antigen tests are also known as rapid tests and have an average turnaround time of between 15 to 30 minutes.

Both PCR and rapid COVID tests can be used to test people exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, those who were close contacts to COVID-19, and those without COVID-19 symptoms who live or work in a high-risk setting (such as a nursing facility); or those individuals who are identified as part of outbreak detection and response. The rapid COVID test is also recommended for the screening of residents or healthcare workers at skilled nursing facilities along with a PCR confirmation, and for repeat screening for the early detection and prevention of outbreaks in congregate settings (such as schools, workplaces, and prisons).

COVID testing is available for free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes testing for those without health insurance. To reduce the risk of facing extra costs related to COVID testing, ask your primary care doctor to recommend a free COVID test site, and confirm there are no charges or fees for the test that are not covered by your insurance plan. Additionally, avoid getting a COVID test at a hospital or free-standing emergency room, as these facilities may charge fees for COVID testing and related services.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Sep 25, 22

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