I’m worried about my health or my loved one's physical health

If you have coronavirus symptoms and think you need testing, contact a health professional. Local health departments and providers determine who needs testing and hospitalization on a case-by-case basis. While many people are able to recover from COVID-19 at home, and we acknowledge that it can be scary to come forward and receive advice to self-quarantine, it is critical to tell a medical professional if you feel symptoms. If you are experiencing other medical problems, please still contact a health professional to determine next steps.

NEW: San Joaquin County Has Expanded Free COVID-19 Testing to All Area Residents

This testing will be available to all, even those who are not exhibiting symptoms. To schedule a drive-up appointment at San Joaquin General Hospital, please access this Verily site.


San Joaquin County COVID-19 Testing Sites / Sitios de Prueba para COVID-19


Seek COVID-19 treatment if:
  • you have difficulty breathing (shortness of breath)
  • you feel like symptoms (such as fever and cough) are getting worse rapidly
  • you are unable to care for symptoms at home

How to seek treatment: 

  • If you feel any of the above symptoms, call your doctor for a phone evaluation. They will give you guidance on whether or not you should get tested for COVID-19.
  • If you think you may be experiencing an emergency related to COVID-19, call 9-1-1 and let the operator know you’re experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. That way, the ambulance provider can prepare to treat you safely.
  • Community Medical Centers, a network of 21 neighborhood health centers, has made rapid adjustments to offer telephone visits during the COVID-19 crisis.

*If you are experiencing another medical problem, contact your provider to determine next steps. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.*

California is consistently expanding COVID-19 testing capacity. At the moment, testing is prioritized for folks who:

  • have COVID-19 symptoms AND
  • have one of these risk factors: 
    • are a first responder,
    • have had contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, OR
    • work in a healthcare facility, OR
    • are in prison OR
    • are over 60 years old, have a compromised immune system, or have serious chronic medical conditions

To learn more about testing and treatment, see California Department of Health Coronavirus Updates

If you need support from a healthcare professional but do not have health insurance or a regular doctor: 

  • Enroll in health insurance 
    • Healthcare.gov has a wide variety of health insurance options to choose from.
  • Dignity Health has free Virtual Urgent Care Visits for those with COVID-19 symptoms
    • Use coupon code COVID19 if you are experiencing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms. Symptoms can include low-grade fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
  • Go to the emergency room or call 9-1-1 if you need help immediately
    • In an emergency, all health departments that participate in Medicare (which is most US hospitals) must see you, regardless of your ability to pay.  
  • Federally funded health centers provide care regardless of insurance coverage or income. Find a federally funded health center near you at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

If you would like to get connected to community resources, including information about your healthcare options: 

You can complete the form below to get entered into the Connected Community Network. The network, powered by Unite Us and in partnership with United Way and 2-1-1, is a coordinated care network of community resources that are available to help during this crisis. One of 2-1-1’s trained call specialists will contact you after you submit the form.`


    Questions about the Governor's Stay at Home Order?

    For consistent updates, please visit covid19.ca.gov.

    Essential Critical Infrastructure Sectors, on the Department of Homeland Security Website

    What's closed?

    • Dine-in restaurants 
    • Bars and nightclubs 
    • Entertainment venues 
    • Gyms and fitness studios 
    • Public events and gatherings 
    • Convention Centers
    • Hair and nail salons 
    • Places of worship and cultural ceremonies, like weddings and funerals
    • Offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors
    • Shopping malls
    • Wineries and tasting rooms
    • Movie theaters 
    • Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
    • Zoos and museums
    • Cardrooms

    Please click here for a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from the California State Government in English and in Spanish.

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