I’m worried about my health or my loved one's physical healthIf 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.
San Joaquin County Has Expanded Free COVID-19 Testing to All Area Residents
Testing is available to all, even those who are not exhibiting symptoms.
For more testing information and sites visit SJReady
San Joaquin County COVID-19 Testing Sites / Sitios de Prueba para COVID-19
- 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.*
COVID-19 Program for farm workers – Housing for the Harvest
Housing for the Harvest is a program that offers temporary hotel housing to agricultural workers who need to isolate due to COVID-19. It helps positive or exposed workers protect their loved ones and coworkers by giving them a space to self-isolate.
Contact Catholic Charities / Community Foundation of San Joaquin, (209) 469-1120 firstname.lastname@example.org
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/.
- National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics at https://www.nafcclinics.org/ offers a Find A Clinic function on its website.
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.`