COVID-19 Testing Sites

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Free COVID-19 testing is now widely available in Kern County through multiple sites. The sites fall into two groups - state-provided and county-provided.

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Federally-Provided Surge Testing Site

  • Kern County Fairgrounds
    • 1142 South P street, Gate 26, Bakersfield
  • Drive-Thru only
  • Appointments recommended but will accept drop-ins
  • Self-swab
  • Free (does not bill insurance)
  • Available to all ages
  • Hours: 7 AM - 7 PM (seven days a week)
  • For more information and to sign up visit
    • Please print your appointment voucher with your reference number


State-Provided Sites

  • Must have an appointment
  • Free, but if have insurance they will bill
  • No screening criteria
Arvin Public Health
Wasco Library
Rosamond Library



County-Provided Sites

  • Must have an appointment
  • Free
  • No screening criteria
  • Operating with existing provider
Oildale - Good Samaritan Hospital
Taft - West Side Health Care District
Delano - Adventist Health Delano Regional Medical Center
Kern River Valley - Kern Valley Hospital
Tehachapi - Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley
Lamont - Kern County Library