Free At-Home Test Kits at all School Sites 

Employees can receive free at-home COVID-19 test kits through their public safety office and students can receive them through their college bookstores. 

 

PCR COVID-19 Testing 

San Mateo County Community College District, through its partnership with San Mateo County Health (SMCH) operates a COVID-19 testing site at the College of San Mateo available to students, employees, and the public. Individuals can also access community testing services through COVID Clinic.

If you currently feel sick, please do not come onto campus unless it is only to make use of the PCR testing service. See below for how to make an appointment for a PCR test.

Community Testing Services (COVID CLINIC)

Locations & Hours

Cañada College   Palo Alto, Mondays - Sundays, 9am - 5pm

College of San Mateo - San Mateo, Mondays - Fridays, 9am - 5pm

Skyline College South San Francisco, Mondays - Saturdays, 7am - 7pm

An Appointment is Required

The tests are conducted with a nasal swab and results are provided within 24–72 hours.

  • Click on the desired location (hyperlink) above to make an appointment 
  • If this is your first time, registration will require basic contact, insurance, and general health information
  • Health insurance will be billed for PCR testing services
  • Other testing services provided by COVID Clinics for a cost to the individual 

Your COVID-19 Test Process

  1. Once you register, you may attend during testing operating hours
  2. Park your car (if you drive) and walk up to the Kiosk
  3. On-location staff will check you in
  4. Staff will conduct nasal swab test and send sample to the lab
  5. Notification will be provided when your results are ready and available through your Covid Clinic account as soon as results are available.

 

 

SMCCCD Testing Services via SMCH

Hours

Sundays–Thursdays, 8:00am – 2:00pm and 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Location

College of San Mateo Lot X  
1700 West Hillsdale Drive, San Mateo CA 94402

An Appointment is Required

The tests are conducted with a nasal swab and results provided within 24–72 hours. The site has the capacity to test 1,000 people per day. Testing services are provided by OptumServe, the federal health business of Optum and UnitedHealth Group. Health insurance will be billed for testing services.

Your COVID-19 Test Process

  1. Attend your scheduled testing appointment
  2. On-location staff will check you in
  3. Staff will conduct nasal swab test and send sample to the lab
  4. Notification will be provided when your results are ready and available on LHI.Care within 1–3 days. Your COVID-19 Test Process

Making your COVID-19 Test Appointment

Online

  1. Visit Logistics Health COVID-19 Testing website
  2. If this is your first time, register by choosing your location and then clicking “Get Started”
  3. Log in to your account
  4. Choose a testing location
  5. Schedule an appointment

By Phone

Call the LHI Call Center at (888) 634-1123 to make an appointment by phone.

Note:
Appointments for children under 13 cannot be made online and must be made by calling the LHI Call Center.

Additional Details

  • Please remain in your vehicle at all times.
  • The test is no-cost to you but your insurance will be billed if available (please have your insurance information ready).
  • Portable restrooms are available. 
  • SMCCCD employees and students who are working at CSM or the District Office, or attending a class at CSM, may walk to testing site.