Off-Campus Testing Resources
Outside of San Luis Obispo County
If you live outside of the area, please contact your family healthcare provider to determine the testing options available to you.
In addition, you may also have access to testing through a local urgent care facility, pharmacy, or community testing sites in your area. Testing varies from county to county. Check with your local community testing site to see if they offer asymptomatic testing. In addition, verify the average turnaround time for receiving test results, as laboratory processing and reporting times vary greatly.
In San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo County has several testing locations available. The closest public testing site to Cal Poly is the San Luis Obispo Veteran's Hall.
If you have insurance, please have your insurance card available when you register at the county testing sites. You will not be charged a co-pay, but your insurance will be charged. If you don't have insurance, you won't be charged if you choose to use one of the public testing locations in San Luis Obispo County. Testing may not be free at urgent care centers or primary care physicians.
Please note: Appointments are available and walk-ups are welcome at the county testing sites. Check the website for current hours and to register for an appointment.
Out-of-state students: Use your Cal Poly mailing address when registering for an appointment. If you don't have a local mailing address yet, use 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407.
If you need to be tested for COVID-19 and can’t get tested by a healthcare provider, you can consider using either a self-collection kit or a self-test that can be performed at home or anywhere else. At-home tests are now widely available for purchase at local pharmacies and the Cal Poly Pharmacy. Visit the CDC Self-Testing webpage for more information.