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COVID 19


TEST SITES LISTING

COVID-19 Testing Sites in Monterey County: 

1) BY CITIES:  To help identify the closest test sites near you, we have COVID test sites listed by cities, see below.

2) PRINTABLE PDF:  For a printable copy of ALL test sites, please click here for ENGLISH and here for SPANISH.

NOTE:  Please bring:  1) photo ID and 2) health insurance card. 

(NEW):  COVID TEST SITES (HOURS OF OPERATIONS)

The following COVID test sites will have the following new changes:

  • New Hours: Effective 4/22, new hours of operations, see below.
  • Walk-ins: No appointment necessary from 4:00pm-8:00pm

 

 

CASTROVILLE:  

Castroville Library
11160 Speegle St.
Castroville, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: 1-888-634-1123 or https://lhi.care/covidtesting  
  • NEW HOURS: Friday, Saturday, Sunday (12pm–8pm); WALK INS:  4pm – 8pm
  • COST:   No cost.
  • SERVICES: Open to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance.

SALINAS: 

Cesar Chavez Library
615 Williams Road
Salinas, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: 1-888-634-1123 or https://lhi.care/covidtesting
  • NEW HOURS: Thurs–Mon (8am-8pm); WALK INS: 4pm-8pm
  • COST:  No cost
  • SERVICESOpen to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance.
  • Testing Site is located at the Building Healthy Community Room—Enter thru the parking lot.

SEASIDE: 

Seaside High School
2200 Noche Buena St
Seaside, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: 1-888-634-1123 or https://lhi.care/covidtesting
  • NEW HOURS: Thurs-Mon (8am-8pm); WALK INS: 4pm-8pm
  • COST:  No cost.
  • SERVICES: Open to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance. 

 SOLEDAD: 

Soledad High School – Drive Thru
425 Gabilan Dr.
Soledad, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: 1-888-634-1123 or https://lhi.care/covidtesting
  • NEW HOURS: Thurs-Mon (12pm-8pm); WALK INS: 4pm-8pm
  • COST:  No cost.
  • SERVICES: Open to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance. 

For a complete ONLINE listing of all COVID-19 Test sites, click here (look for the Tab “Test Sites Listing“).

For a PRINTABLE version of all test sites, please click here for ENGLISH and here for SPANISH.

TEST SITES–BY CITY:

Note:  The listing below is for “IN-PERSON” testing.  For a complete listing of COVID home test kits, please look for the TAB “Home Test Kits” in the above.

We strive to provide you with the most up-to-date info on the testing sites.  However, test sites may change or close without notification and we may not be able to update the info in time.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

CASTROVILLE:

 

CLINICA DE SALUD!
10561 Merritt St.
Castroville, CA

  • APPOINTMENT:  (831) 633-1514
  • HOURS:  M-F (9am-10:45am); (1:00pm-3:15pm)
  • COST:  Free. No cost.
  • SERVICES:  Open to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance.

CASTROVILLE LIBRARY:  
11160 Speegle St.
Castroville, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: 1-888-634-1123 or https://lhi.care/covidtesting  
  • NEW HOURS (starting 4/22): Friday, Saturday, Sunday (12pm–8pm); WALK INS:  4pm – 8pm
  • COST:   No cost.
  • SERVICES: Open to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance.

GREENFIELD:

 

Clinica de Salud!
808 Oak Ave.
Greenfield, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 674-5344
  • HOURS: M-F (8am-5pm)
  • COST:  People without insurance may be charged for test.
  • SERVICES: Open to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance

Mee Memorial Clinic
467 S El Camino Real
Greenfield, CA

  • APPOINTMENT:(831) 674-0112
  • HOURS:M-F: (8am –4pm)
  • COST:  Free. No cost.
  • SERVICES: For persons with COVID symptoms.
    • Call to schedule an appointment.
    • On appointment day, drive to the clinic’s parking lot (look for designated cones)
    • Call office to check in.
    • Doctor will come out to your car and administer nasal test.

GONZALES:

Clinica de Salud!
126 – 5th St.
Gonzales, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 675-2930
  • HOURS: M-F: (8am –5pm)
  • COST:  People without insurance may be charged for test.
  • SERVICES: Open to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance

KING CITY:

 

Clinica de Salud!
122 San Antonio Dr.
King City, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 385-5944
  • HOURS: M-F: (8am –5pm)
  • COST:  People without insurance may be charged for test.
  • SERVICES: Open to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance

Mee Memorial Hospital
300 Canal St.
King City, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 385-6000
  • SERVICES: Only for ER registered patients or have an appointment with the Mee Memorial Clinic  (two locations—Greenfield and King City)

Mee Memorial–CLINIC
210 Canal St.
King City, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 385-6000 – ask to be transferred to the clinic.
  • SERVICES: The clinic is for none ER patients.

MARINA:

 

Doctors On Duty
3130 Del Monte Blvd
Marina, CA

  • APPOINTMENT(online or by phone): (831) 883-3330 or http://doctorsonduty.com/locations/
  • HOURS: M-F: (2pm –3pm)

Quest Diagnostics
294 Reservation Rd
Marina, CA

  • APPOINTMENT (with doctor’s order)  : (831) 373-1871 or http://patient.questdiagnostics.com/covid-testing-options
  • HOURS: M-F: (7:30am –4:30pm); Sat (8am-12pm)
  • SERVICES: Offering viral (PCR) tests and antibody tests.

Major General William H. Gourley (VA-DoD Outpatient Clinic)
201 Ninth St.
Marina, CA

  • APPOINTMENT (for Veterans only): (831) 831) 884-1000 .  Call the phone number.  Select the option to talk to a nurse.  The nurse will determine if you need a COVID test or not.
  • HOURS: M-F: (7:00am –6:00pm);
  • SERVICES:  For Veterans only.

MONTEREY:

 

ARCpoint Labs of  Monterey Bay Drive thru test site
24560 Silver Cloud Ct. #103
Monterey, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 324-0772 or https://www.arcpointlabs.com/monterey-bay/request-an-appointment/
  • HOURS: M-F: (8am –3:15pm)
  • COST: $155 (no insurance)
  • SERVICES: Open to everyone with or without symptoms.

Community Hospital of Monterey (CHOMP)
23625 Holman Hwy
Monterey, CA

  • Hotline: (831) 622-8001
  • COST: This is an ER visit and is NOT free
  • SERVICES: CHOMP provides testing for individuals who meet the criteria for symptoms and risk factors. Note this is an ER visit and is NOT free.

Doctors On Duty
501 Lighthouse Avenue
Monterey, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 649-0770 or http://doctorsonduty.com/locations/
  • HOURS: M-F (8am-6pm); Sat-Sun: (8am-4pm)

(NEW): COVID TEST SITE — DRIVE THRU ONLY

Lifeline Health Services, based in South California, is offering drive-thru COVID testing.  This means you do NOT have to leave your car.  Four types of COVID tests are being offered (NOTE:  Lifeline does not accept insurance to cover the costs, but they can provide you with the necessary materials/receipts for reimbursement by insurance provider):

  • Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Test – $99
  • Rapid RT-PCR COVID Test (Best for Air Travel) $475
  • Standard COVID-19 PCR Test – $125
  • Standard COVID-19 Antibody Test – $150
  • Location:  Hyatt Hotel (parking lot)–1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA
  • For appointment:  click here or patient portal or call (424) 399-3265 
  • Results provided within 2 days via email or text message.

Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) Drive thru test site
980 Fremont St (parking lot “C”, near theater)
Monterey, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: No appointment necessary.
  • Phone:(831) 755-4521
  • COST: FREE. No cost
  • SERVICES: This is a ONCE a week event. Hours of operation changes weekly. Call/visit their website, click here.

Quest Diagnostics
757 Pacific St, Unit B1
Monterey, CA

  • APPOINTMENT (with doctor’s order) : (831) 373-1871 or http://patient.questdiagnostics.com/covid-testing-options
  • HOURS: M-F (7:30am-4:30pm); Sat (8am- 12pm)
  • SERVICES : Offering viral (PCR) tests and antibody tests.

PAJARO:

 

Clinica de Salud!
29-A Bishop Rd.
Pajaro, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 728-2505
  • HOURS: M-F: (8am –5pm)
  • COST: People without insurance may be charged for test.
  • SERVICES PROVIDE: Open to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance

 

SALINAS:

 

Acme Genomics
1115 Los Palos Dr.
Salinas, CA

  • APPOINTMENT (None):  Walk-ins. (831) 737-1060
  • HOURS: M-F (8:00am-5:00pm); , Sat-Sun (12pm-5pm)
  • NOTE: Walk-ins for people paying out of pocket. The cost of the test is $125.  24 hour test.  For people paying with insurance, a doctor’s referral is required.

ARCpoint Labs of Salinas Drive Thru
635 Sanborn Pl
Suite 24
Salinas, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 975-4313 or https://www.arcpointlabs.com/salinas/request-an-appointment/
  • HOURS: M-F (8:00am-2:55pm)
  • COST:$155 (no insurance)
  • SERVICES: Open to everyone with or without symptoms.

Alisal Health Center
559 E. Alisal St.
Suite 201
Salinas, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 769-8800
  • HOURS: M-F (7:00am-4:00pm)
  • SERVICESOpen to everyone with or without symptoms.
  • NOTE:  Telemedicine phone screening by medical provider followed by curb side testing.

 

Cesar Chavez Library
615 Williams Road
Salinas, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: 1-888-634-1123 or https://lhi.care/covidtesting
  • NEW HOURS: Thurs – Mon (8am – 8pm); WALK INS:  4pm-8pm
  • COST:  No cost
  • SERVICESOpen to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance.
  • Testing Site is located at the Building Healthy Community Room—Enter thru the parking lot.

Clinica de Salud! – Circle
950 Circle Dr.
Salinas, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 757-6237
  • HOURS: M-F (8am-5pm)
  • COST: People without insurance may be charged for test.
  • SERVICES: Open to everyone with or without symptoms &with or without insurance.

Clinica de Salud! – N. Main
2180 N. Main St.
Salinas, Ca

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 443-2190
  • HOURS: M-F (8am-5pm)
  • COST: People without insurance may be charged for test.
  • SERVICES: Open to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance.

Clinica de Salud! – Sanborn
219 N. Sanborn Rd
Salinas, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 757-1365
  • HOURS: M-F (8am-5pm)
  • COST: People without insurance may be charged for test.
  • SERVICES: Open to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance.

CVS Drive-thru
347 East Alisal St.
Salinas, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: 831-424-0026 or https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic
  • HOURS: M-F (8am-5pm)
  • COST: FREE. No cost
  • SERVICES: This is the ONLY CVS  that is offering COVID testing.
  • Must bring ID card + insurance + appointment confirmation (text or email).

Doctors On Duty – S. Main
1212 S. Main St.
Salinas, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 422-7777 or http://doctorsonduty.com/locations/
  • HOURS: M-F (8am-8pm)

Doctors On Duty – Harden Urgent Care
1756 N. Main Street
Salinas, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 443-8200 or http://doctorsonduty.com/locations/
  • HOURS: M-F (8am-4pm)

Doctors On Duty – Salinas Urgent Care
558-A Abbott St
Salinas, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 755-7880 or http://doctorsonduty.com/locations/
  • HOURS: M-F (8am-5pm)

Natividad Medical Center drive thru
1441 Constitutional Blvd
Salinas, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: 831-772-7365
  • HOURS:  M-F (9:00am – 4:00pm)
  • SERVICES: Respiratory virus screening medical tents – ONLY for those who have symptoms and risk factors. Natividad conducts pop-up drive thru test sites throughout the county.  Call their hotline or visit their Facebook for upcoming pop-up sites.

Quest Diagnostics
212 San Jose St
Ste 101
Salinas, CA

  • APPOINTMENT (with doctor’s order): (831) 424-3452 or http://patient.questdiagnostics.com/covid-testing-options
  • HOURS: M-F (6:30am-4:30pm); Sat (7am- 12pm)
  • SERVICES: Offers  viral (PCR) tests and antibody tests

Quest Diagnostics
631 E Alvin Dr Ste G1
Salinas, CA

  • APPOINTMENT (with doctor’s order): (831) 751-2280 or http://patient.questdiagnostics.com/covid-testing-options
  • HOURS: M-F (7:30am-4:30pm); Sat (7am- 12pm)

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (SVMH)
450 E. Romie Lane
Salinas, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: 831-755-0793
  • HOURS: M-F (9am-6:30pm)
  • SERVICES: No appointment necessary.  SVMH has respiratory virus screening medical tents – ONLY for those who have symptoms and risk factors

Walgreens
575 N Sanborn Rd
Salinas, CA

  • APPOINTMENT (Must schedule online.): (831) 751-9319 or www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing/consent
  • HOURS: M-F (8am-5pm)
  • COST: FREE. No cost
  • SERVICES PROVIDE: Receive email confirmation with appointment number. This is a SELF-ADMINISTERED test.
    1) Pickup kit at designated appointment date/time at Pharmacy drive-thru.
    2) Administer the nasal swap test yourself.
    3) Put into bag. Seal and drop off the bag at the LabCorp box next to pharmacy drive thru.

SEASIDE:

 

Doctors On Duty
1513 Fremont Blvd
Suite  E1
Seaside, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 899-1910 or http://doctorsonduty.com/locations/
  • HOURS: M-F (8am-5pm)
  • SERVICES: Appointment online or by phone

Seaside Family Health Center
1156 Fremont Blvd
Seaside, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 899-8100
  • HOURS: M-F (7am-4pm)
  • COST: Testing is FREE, but there is a fee for tele-health consultation.
  • SERVICES: Must have tele-health consultation (fees charged) first before testing is to be provided. Open to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance.

 

Seaside High School
2200 Noche Buena St
Seaside, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: 1-888-634-1123 or https://lhi.care/covidtesting
  • NEW HOURS: Tu-Mon (8am-8pm), WALK INS: 4pm-8pm
  • COST:  No cost.
  • SERVICES: Open to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance. 

SOLEDAD:

 

Clinica de Salud!
799 Front St.
Soledad, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: (831) 678-0881
  • HOURS: M-F (8am-5pm); Every Saturday of the month (8am-12pm)
  • COST: People without insurance may be charged for test.
  • SERVICES PROVIDE: Open to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance

Soledad High School – Drive Thru
425 Gabilan Dr.
Soledad, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: 1-888-634-1123 or https://lhi.care/covidtesting
  • NEW HOURS: Thurs-Mon (12pm-8pm), WALK INS: 4pm-8pm
  • COST:  No cost.
  • SERVICESOpen to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance. 

Soledad Medical Group – Drive Thru
600 Main St.
Soledad, CA

  • APPOINTMENT: 831-678-2665
  • HOURS: M-F (8:00am-5:0pm)
  • SERVICESOpen to everyone with or without symptoms & with or without insurance. 

 

HOME TEST KITS

With the surge in COVID-19 cases and long lines at testing sites,  more and more people are opting to have their tests done at home.  For many people, the convenience of testing at home outweigh their fears / concerns about going to in-person test sites.

HOME TEST KITS: Click here

Our home test kit listing will provide you with the most up-to-date info on the types of tests available, their cost, results timeframe (some in as little as  12-hours!) and instructions on how to purchase online and what to expect.

Besides Amazon, Costco, Safeway, Quest Diagnostics, the list has info on FDA authorized test approved for travel to Hawaii and Bermuda.

The list will be updated as new information becomes available.

NOTE:  For seniors considering Home Test kits, this listing will help you understand the options available.  The list does not endorse any particular product as a matter of policy.  All kits listed are FDA authorized.

Please click here for the home COVID test kit.

 

 

SCAMS ALERTS

COVID-19 VACCINE SCAM:

Beware of scam robocalls, texts, phony emails  and social media sites offering early vaccines.  Some crooks on the WhatsApp social media platform have promoted a “vaccine” package for $79.00 for persons interested in avoid long lines.  NOTE: The only way to access Pfizer’s or Moderna’s vaccine is through a government-authorized vaccination site.

 Vaccine scam prevention tips:

  • Do not pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine
  • Do not pay for early access to the vaccine
  • Do not give out your social security number or credit card numbers
  • Ignore any vaccine officers that ask for your personal or financial information

For questions and answers on COVID-19 vaccine visit: https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/#Questions-and-answers

Contact Tracing Scam

Scammers impersonating as contact tracers and are calling potential victims, sending web links and text messages about fictitious COVID-19 cases and asking for social security numbers, financial and other sensitive info NOT required for contact tracing.  For more info, click here.  Recent scams:

  • Fake COVID-19 testing letter that appears to come from the state. The letter states that people must be tested for COVID-19 or lose access to their benefits. The letter asks people to visit a (fake) website to provide personal info.
  • Beware of door-to-door solicitors selling test kits, and robocalls about “special virus kits” that ask for your Medicare number to send a “free” test.
  • Watch for fraudulent emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control or other experts saying they have cures for covid.
  • For updates on the latest scams, click here. If you are concerned that you might be a victim of a scam, click here.

 

  • Gourley VA-DoD Outpatient Clinic,  201 9th St., Marina, CA.
  • To schedule an appointment, please call (650) 496-2535.  Monday – Friday between 8AM- 6PM.
  • Updated vaccine info at:  click here.

COVID RESOURCES

COVID VACCINE PRESENTATION:  SPANISH 

(Spanish Only):  if you missed our Feb 2 (2:00-3:30 pm) Zoom workshop on the effectiveness of Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines, here is your opportunity to view the recording.  It is available Click here .  For the PowerPoint presentation in Spanish, Click here.

(NEW):  COVID AND MENTAL HEALTH

Did you know that calls to the Suicide Prevention Hotline have skyrocketed during the pandemic?  Sad, but true.  The Monterey Herald recently profiled the MENTAL HEALTH crisis affecting teens, adults and seniors in our county during COVID.

  •  If you are an older adult (55 and above) and  feeling lonely, hopeless and worried during the pandemic, you are NOT ALONE!  Alliance on Aging’s Senior Peer Counseling Program can help you.
  • AOA’s counselors can provide you with tips and strategies for coping with isolation, anxiety and depression.  CLICK HERE for more info.
  • CLICK HERE to read the outstanding Monterey Herald article on mental health crisis.

CONFIDENTIAL HOTLINE: FOR FARMER WORKERS & FAMILY

The Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office has recently set up a 24 hour confidential hotline for farm workers and their families to report safety issues relating to COVID-19 and wildfire smoke challenge for the “essential” labor force.

The hotline is the first of its kind in California and is spearheaded by Supervisor Luis Alejo.

  • Hotline:  (831) 809-2394 (bilingual) 24hr, 7 days a week
  • Issues:  safety issues such as the availability of masks and other protective measures, the application of pesticide and more.

 

MEDICARE TO COVER COVID-19 TESTS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that Medicare will cover coronavirus testing.  All COVID-19 tests ordered by your doctor or health care provider will be covered under Medicare Part B as a diagnostic laboratory test and there will be no out-of-pocket costs. Coverage can be back dated to February 4, 2020.

 

(NEW) COVID-19–LEGAL HOTLINE ON REPLACEMENT INCOME AND JOB PROTECTED LEAVE

The California Rural Legal Assistance is offering a new free and confidential hotline that is providing legal consultation on: 1) COVID-19 and a worker’s rights at work; 2) how to get paid and unpaid time off if affected by COVID-19; and 3) unemployment benefits and other wage replacement options.  Hotline phone number is 1-800-357-9513.

 

HEALTH:  COVID-19 AND SENIORS

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a warning for older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions (such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease) who are at a higher risk of getting very sick from Coronavirus COVID-19.  The virus is spreading easily and is sustainable in the community.  For additional information about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself, here are some useful information:

COVID VACCINES

IMPORTANT LINKS:

Monterey County vaccine eligibility siteClick here.

California State vaccine web page:  Click here.

CDC Vaccine web page:  Click here.

 

New – COVID Vaccination Sites

(NEW) TODAY:  “CURBSIDE” COVID VACCINE CLINIC:  MAY 6 (3PM-6PM)

VNA (located in Monterey, CA) is OFFERING CURBSIDE COVID vaccinations!

Appointments are required:

  • DATE:  Thurs, May 6
  • TIME:  3pm – 6pm
  • PLACE:  VNA Clinic, Ryan Ranch (Monterey), CA
  • Online RegistrationVNA CLINIC  or
  • https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/VNAFriendsandFamilyVaccinationClinic@ccvna.com/bookings/s/6m0mjr-pK0-UZ7Gu69RQeQ2
  • VACCINE:  Your choice of Moderna or Johnson & Johnson
  • AGE:  18 years or older

(New) COVID VACCINATION FOR HOMEBOUND INDIVIDUALS

Good news!  VNA (located in Monterey, CA) is now providing COVID vaccinations for homebound individuals who are unable to visit a vaccine site.

To access the service:

  • Call VNA at:  831-648-3777 (and ask for the Immunization Clinic).
  • Vaccine:  Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

CHOMP (Montage Health–MARINA)–Accepting Walk-Ins

CHOMP (Montage Health–Marina)–is NOW offering walk-in COVID vaccines without an appointment.

NOTE:  Walk-ins are subject to availability.  Appointments (ONLINE) are still recommended to guarantee a spot.  Vaccines are administered at the following dates / location:

  • Montage Wellness Center—2930 Second Ave, Ste 100, MARINA 
  • To register (online)MyTurn (https://myturn.ca.gov/) or CHOMP’s portal.

Other Appointments:

The following locations are showing availability for this weekend and next week.

  • CVS, Mee Memorial, RiteAid, Safeway, Salinas Valley Medical Clinic (611 Abbott St., Salinas) and Walgreens.

To find vaccine appointments:

  • Go to: MyTurn (once you are in; enter your zip code and scroll down to find a location near you) OR;
  • Monterey County’s vaccine appointment site: mcvaccinate.org

For a complete list of local drugstores /markets offering vaccines, see below.

WHAT’S NEW:

(NEW): SCHEDULING YOUR COVID VACCINES at CHOMP & SVMC

Community Hospital of Monterey County (CHOMP) and the Salinas Valley Medical Clinic (SVMC) are now part of MyTurn (https://myturn.ca.gov/), the State of California’s COVID vaccine registration site. 

  • CHOMP: Appointments can now be accessed thru their portal–click here or MyTurn

Salinas Valley Medical Clinic (SVMC):

Vaccine appointments can now be accessed thru MyTurn.

  • Answer the eligibility questions.
  • ENTER the “93901″ for the zip code section; and
  • CLICK on the “SVMC – Orthopedics, Podiatry and Sports Medicine” option.  Address:  611 Abbott St., Ste 100, Salinas, CA

(NEW): CALL IN (PHONE) SERVICE FOR APPOINTMENTS

SVMC is now offering call-in phone service for those who are unable to register online.

  • Call-In: (831) 771-3885Service is in English, but Spanish assistance can be provided.
  • Vaccine Location: Vaccines are provided at the following SVMC site ONLY.
  • 611 Abbott Street, Suite 101, Salinas. Tel:  (831) 757-3041.  Directions, click here.

VACCINE ELIGIBILITY (AGES 16 AND UP)

April 15:  Everyone ages 16 and older will be eligible for COVID vaccines.

For more information, CLICK HERE for the CA Dept. of Public Health guidelines.

(NEW):  COVID (CALL IN) HOTLINE FOR APPOINTMENTS

Good news–the State of CA has launched a new COVID hotline (phone call-in) to assist persons with scheduling COVID appointments.  For persons who do not have access to computers or unable to use or navigate online appointment registration, this is a game changer.  A “live” person will assist caller with registering for vaccine appointments using the State’s MyTurn (https://myturn.ca.gov/) COVID registration site.

  • COVID HOTLINE:  (833) 422-4255 (in multiple languages).
  • INSTRUCTIONS:  There are (7) menu options.  Click on Option #1 or #2 for COVID assistance.
  • HOURS:  M-Sat (8am – 8pm); Sun (8am – 5pm)

MyTurn is the one-stop shop for vaccine eligibility and appointments in your local area.

MY TURN:  CALIFORNIA’S COVID VACCINE REGISTRATION SITE IN 12 LANGUAGES!

California’s ONLINE COVID registration site called MyTurn (https://myturn.ca.gov/) is now available in 12 languages.

  • They are:  English, Spanish, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, and Tagalog.

MyTurn is the one-stop shop for vaccine eligibility and appointments in your local area.  Once you register at MyTurn, the site will automatically notify you of your eligibility and can  schedule your vaccine appointments.

 

VACCINES AT DRUGSTORES & MARKETS

(updated: 4/20):  COVID vaccines are now available at the following stores in Monterey County.

  • DRUGSTORE:  CVS, RiteAid, Walgreens, Alisal Pharmacy, Pharmaca, Star Pharmacy, Central Ave. Pharmacy (new); Sherman’s Apothecary Pharmacy (new)
  • SUPERMARKET:  Safeway
  • OTHERS:  Walmart, Costco (new)

COSTCO

Costco is now offering vaccines.

  • SALINAS:  1339 N. Davis Rd.
  • SAND CITY:  801 Tioga Ave.

 

APPOINTMENTS:  Costco

  • ONLINE only, no phone calls, CLICK HERE.  Scroll down to CALIFORNIA, then your city–Salinas or Sand City.
  • Currently BOTH sites are full.  Check frequently for openings.

CVS

CVS is offering vaccines at the following stores ONLY. More vaccine clinics are expected to be opening soon at other CVS locations.

  • MARINA:  268 Reservation Rd.  831-384-1605.  Directions
  • MONTEREY:  2170 N. Freemont St.  831-375-5135  Directions.
  • SALINAS (Alisal):  347 E Alisal St.  831-424-0026  Directions;
  • SALINAS (Laurel):  110 E Laurel Dr.  831-754-1551 Directions
  • SALINAS (Main St):  1140 S Main St. 831-422-8511  Directions
  • SALINAS  (Boronda):  662 E. Boronda Rd.  831-443-0891 Directions.

APPOINTMENTS (CVS):

  • ONLINE only, no phone calls, CLICK HERE.
  • Currently all sites are full.  Check frequently for openings.

RITE AID:

Rite Aid is offering vaccines in the following stores.

  • MONTEREY (Del Monte Shopping Mall):  1301 Munras Ave.  831-375-8900
  • MONTEREY (Downtown):  499 Alvarado St.  831- 372-8085
  • PACIFIC GROVE:  160 Country Club Gate Center.  831-373-8323
  • SALINAS:  602 Williams Rd.  831-784-1606

APPOINTMENTS (RiteAid):

  • Schedule appt ONLINE.  CLICK HERE.
  • NOTE:  The website will re-direct you to openings OUTSIDE of Monterey (if appointments are full)—in Santa Cruz, Watsonville or Morgan Hill.  Check frequently for openings.

SAFEWAY:

Safeway is offering vaccines at the following locations:

  • CARMEL (Mid-Valley Center):  104 Mid Valley Center.
  • MONTEREY (Del Rey Oakes):  815 Canyon Del Rey.
  • PACIFIC GROVE:  1212 Forest Av.
  • SALINAS:  1516 Constitution Blvd. 831-444-3625
  • SALINAS: 1546 N. Main St.

APPOINTMENTS (Safeway):

  • Schedule appt online. CLICK HERE.
  • Check frequently for openings 

WALGREENS

Walgreens is offering vaccines at the following locations.

  • MARINA:  226 Reservation Rd, 831-384-4700
  • MONTEREY (Downtown):  416 Alvarado St, Monterey.  831-644-9057
  • SALINAS:  575 N. Sanborn Rd.  831-751-9319
  • SALINAS:  1532 N. Main St.  831-443-8717
  • SEASIDE:  1055 Freemont Blvd., Seaside  831-393-9231

APPOINTMENTS (Walgreens):

  • Schedule appt online. CLICK HERE or call 1-800-925-4733 (to schedule appointments in English & Spanish).
  • Check frequently for openings 

WALMART

Walmart is offering vaccines at the following stores.

  • MARINA:  150 Beach Rd.  831-883-9138
  • SALINAS:  1375 N. Davis Rd.  831-998-9080
  • SALINAS:  1800 N. Main St.  831-751-0231

APPOINTMENTS (Walmart):

  • Schedule appt online. CLICK HERE.
  • Check frequently for openings 

LOCAL PHARMACIES:

(NEW): VACCINE CLINICS (IN MONTEREY COUNTY)

Sherman’s Apothecary Pharmacy is now offering COVID vaccination.

  • Registration (online only): click here.
  • Address: 1212 S. Main St. # 101, SALINAS
  • Pharmacy tel:  831-422-5988

 

Central Ave Pharmacy is now offering COVID vaccination.  The pharmacy started vaccinating on Saturday, April 3.

  • Registration (online only, NO phone registration): click here.
  • Address: 133 15th St, Pacific Grove, CA
  • Pharmacy tel:  831-373-1225

FREE RIDES TO VACCINE SITES:

(NEW) MST To Offer FREE DAY PASS FOR GETTING VACCINATED

Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) will provide a FREE Day Pass to those who receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  “Get vaccinated, get a free ride.   

Individuals simply present their COVID-19 vaccination card to an MST Customer Service Representative at any of its customer service window locations (Salinas Transit Center, Marina Transit Exchange, Monterey Transit Plaza) to be eligible to receive a free Day Pass to use at any time. Passes are available for each dose received.

For more information, click here or visit www.mst.org or call Monterey-Salinas Transit toll free at 1-888-MST-BUS1 (1-888-678-2871).

(NEW):  FREE Rides for Seniors to COVID Vaccine Site

ITN Monterey County, a local nonprofit that provides transportation to seniors and people with visual impairments in Monterey County, is now offering FREE, no cost rides for seniors and visually impaired adults needing transportation to receive COVID vaccinations.

Questions?  Call:  (831) 233-3447

For more info, click here in ENGLISH or SPANISH.

 

HOW TO GET A VACCINE APPOINTMENT?

  • ONLINE Registration:

Check frequently for openings at the following web sites. Appointments are made via ONLINE registration only.

Note:  The County’s website lists ALL local hospitals and clinics with openings for vaccine appointments. To schedule an appointment, click here and scroll down to “Schedule Vaccination Appointment”.  Must register via Google Chrome.

LOCAL HOSPITALS:

  • Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP):  Online Appointment.
  • Mee Memorial:  Online appointment.
  • Natividad:  Open appointments are available thru the County’s vaccine webpage, click here.
  • Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital System (SVMHS):  Patients of SVMHS who meet the vaccine requirements can sign up at:  mychart.svmh.com

OTHER VACCINATION REGISTRATION:

  • Veterans Administration:  Gourley VA-DoD Outpatient Clinic, Marina. Call (650) 496-2535; M–F (8AM- 6PM) to schedule an appointment.  Updated VA vaccine info:  click here.
  • Clinica de Salud (831) 757-8689 or Primecare (831) 751-7070.  Existing patients will be contacted by your primary doctor at the two clinics for an appointment.
  • Sutter Healthcare in Watsonville/Santa Cruz:  Click here for appointments.
  • CVS Pharmacy: Online appointment or call 800-746-7287.

COVID Vaccine Tier Schedule

TIERS Schedule:  Click here for ENGLISH.

TIERS Schedule:  Click here for SPANISH

Check out the Monterey County’s vaccine web page.  CLICK HERE.

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