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COVID-19 Testing

SoHum Health’s Laboratory offers rapid COVID-19 testing!

The SoHum Health Laboratory offers rapid COVID-19 testing, standard testing (most results within 3 to 4 days), and COVID-19 antibody testing. Testing is available on a walk-in basis 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m at our hospital location, 733 Cedar Street in Garberville. Call the Lab at (707) 923-3921 ext. 239 with questions and to get the latest details.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:  How do I get my results?
A:  If your test result is positive, your doctor or a SoHum Health provider will call you at the phone number you provided. You can access your test results through your patient portal or by waiting until your test is finished to get a copy directly from our laboratory.  You can also come back on a later date and fill out a medical records release form, but it may take several days to get your results to you.

Q:  How long does it take?
A:  We will complete your registration, collect the sample, and get you results as quickly as possible – usually in two hours or less.  Please keep in mind that the same people helping you are the ones taking care of other patients, so you may experience an extended wait time during emergencies or peak times.

Q:  Is testing free?
A:  SoHum Health bills for COVID-19 virus testing services like any other service.  The CARES Act requires third-party payers, including Medicare, Medicaid (Medi-Cal), and health insurance companies to pay 100% of the costs of these services, but we cannot promise that they will do so. For California residents without insurance, there is a special program that may pay for testing for those who provide their personal information and apply for this special Medi-Cal benefit.  For those without insurance and who do not wish to sign up for the special Medi-Cal program, the charge for the test is $127.

Q: How often can I get the rapid test at SoHum Health?
A: Individuals are limited to a quantity of two tests in any given 30-day period.

Additional testing resource in SoHum:

Humboldt County Emergency Operations Center is collaborating with SoHum Health to bring COVID-19 community surveillance testing to Southern Humboldt.
FREE Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing every Tuesday at the SoHum Health Sprowel Creek Campus is now available!
To schedule a test, please go to https://lhi.care/start, or phone 888-634-1123.
If you have questions about testing, please call the Joint Information Center at (707) 441-5000.