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The emergency department at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital does not provide COVID-19 testing unless a person has a medical need for emergency department evaluation. They have had a significant influx of families and other community members showing up to the emergency room for just a test, which is having a tremendous impact on hospital operations, according to a spokesperson for the hospital.

If you need a COVID test in western Nevada County, here are some options:

OptumServe: 231 Colfax Avenue, Grass Valley, CA 95945

  • Testing is available for anyone, whether or not you have insurance.
  • You must pre-register and schedule an appointment at
  • https://www.lhi.care/covidtesting or call 1-888-634-1123.
  • For assistance scheduling a COVID-19 test, contact 211 Connecting Point at 1-833-DIAL211 to speak to a local call specialist.
  • Appointments are available Monday-Saturday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm in Grass Valley and Monday-Friday, 7:00am to 7:00pm in Truckee. Return time for results may vary and can be expected within 2-7 days.

Walgreens: 880 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945


Rite Aid: 720 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945

  • (530) 273-7399
  • www.projectbaseline.com
  • By appointment only
  • Drive through only
  • Age 4-17, with parent or legal guardian consent, and attendance and supervision of the minor at the testing appointment
  • Willing to sign COVID-19 Public Health authorization form and lab consent

Your doctor may offer COVID-19 testing. Call your doctor’s office for more information.

Yuba DocsWestern Sierra Medical Clinic, and Chapa-de may also offer testing. Contact those locations for details.