COVID-19 Testing


COVID-19 testing is available for anyone (even non-CHC patients) at the 3 walk-in locations shown below. Current CHC patients can also get tested at select CHC locations – call our Navigation Center at 1-(866) 614-4636 to check for your nearest clinic. One of our caring representatives will assist you in scheduling an appointment with a provider or obtaining a COVID-19 testing referral.


Rapid and PCR COVID-19 tests are available for anyone at these CHC locations on a walk-in basis:

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Santa Maria
CHC Del Valle
430 S Blosser Road
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-8900
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Arroyo Grande
CHC Walk-In (Please call ahead)
1205 E Grand Ave, Ste H
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 994-2300
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Paso Robles
CHC Paso – Los Robles
2800 Riverside Ave Suite 101
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 238-7250
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Existing CHC patients or anyone preferring to see a provider for their COVID-19 test can schedule an appointment with any of the following clinic locations:

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Northern SB County

  • Lompoc
Lompoc

CHC – Lompoc
1300 W. Ocean Avenue
Call (866) 614-4636

Rapid & PCR COVID-19 Testing
**Appointment Required
Monday – Friday 7:30am-5:30pm


  • Santa Maria – 2 Locations
Santa Maria – 2 Locations

CHC – Santa Maria Way
2801 Santa Maria Way
Call (866) 614-4636

Rapid & PCR COVID-19 Testing
**Appointment Required
Monday – Friday 8:00am-6:00pm



CHC – Vallarta

1835 North Broadway
Call (866) 614-4636

Rapid & PCR COVID-19 Testing
**Appointment Required
Monday – Wednesday 8:00am-7:00pm
Thursday – Friday 8:00am-6:00pm


  • Guadalupe
Guadalupe

CHC – Santa Maria Way
2801 Santa Maria Way
Call (866) 614-4636

Rapid & PCR COVID-19 Testing
**Appointment Required
Monday – Friday 8:00am-6:00pm



CHC – Vallarta

1835 North Broadway
Call (866) 614-4636

Rapid & PCR COVID-19 Testing
**Appointment Required
Monday – Wednesday 8:00am-7:00pm
Thursday – Friday 8:00am-6:00pm

Southern SLO County

  • Nipomo
Nipomo

CHC – Nipomo
150 Tejas Place
Call (866) 614-4636

Rapid & PCR COVID-19 Testing
**Appointment Required
Monday – Friday 7:30am-5:30pm


  • Oceano
Oceano

CHC – Oceano
2120 Cienaga Street
Call (866) 614-4636

Rapid & PCR COVID-19 Testing
**Appointment Required
Monday – Friday 8:00am-6:00pm


  • Arroyo Grande – 2 Locations
Arroyo Grande – 2 Locations

CHC – Fair Oaks
1057 East Grand Avenue
Call (866) 614-4636

Rapid & PCR COVID-19 Testing
**Appointment Required
Monday – Friday 8:00am-6:00pm



CHC – Station Way

260 Station Way
Call (866) 614-4636

Rapid & PCR COVID-19 Testing
**Appointment Required
Monday – Thursday 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm


  • San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo

CHC – SLO Casa
77 Casa Street
Call (866) 614-4636

Rapid & PCR COVID-19 Testing
**Appointment Required
Monday – Friday 8:00am-7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm

Northern SLO County

  • Templeton
Templeton

CHC – Templeton Las Tablas
1330 Las Tablas Road
Call (866) 614-4636

Rapid & PCR COVID-19 Testing
**Appointment Required
Monday – Friday 8:00am-6:00pm


  • San Miguel
San Miguel

CHC – San Miguel
1385 Mission Street
Call (866) 614-4636

Rapid & PCR COVID-19 Testing
**Appointment Required
Monday – Friday 8:00am-6:00pm


  • Paso Robles
Paso Robles

CHC – San Miguel
1385 Mission Street
Call (866) 614-4636

Rapid & PCR COVID-19 Testing
**Appointment Required
Monday – Friday 8:00am-6:00pm


  • Cambria
Cambria

CHC – Cambria
2515 Main Street
Call (866) 614-4636

Rapid & PCR COVID-19 Testing
**Appointment Required
Monday – Friday 8:30am-5:30pm




COVID-19 Vaccine Information


CHC Is Now Vaccinating: 

  • People ages 18 and older – Moderna vaccines
  • Children ages 12-17 years – Pfizer vaccines

COVID-19 vaccinations are available for anyone ages 12 or older (18 or older at Fair Oaks location), including non-CHC patients at the following walk-in locations. Current CHC patients can call the CHC Patient Navigation Center at 1-(866) 614-4636 to check for their nearest clinic offering vaccines. One of our caring representatives will assist you in scheduling an appointment for a vaccination.


Santa Maria
CHC Santa Maria Way
2801 Santa Maria Way
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 934-5400
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Vaccines Available:
 – Moderna: ages 18 or older
 – Pfizer: ages 12-17 years by appointment
 
Arroyo Grande
CHC Fair Oaks
1057 E Grand Ave
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 270-1700
Get Directions >>
Vaccines Available:
 – Moderna: ages 18 or older
 
Templeton
CHC Templeton
1330 Las Tablas Road
Templeton, CA 93465
(805) 542-6700
Get Directions >>
Vaccines Available:
 – Moderna: ages 18 or older
 – Pfizer: ages 12-17 years by appointment

 

Current CHC patients or anyone preferring to see a provider for their COVID-19 vaccine can schedule an appointment with any of the following clinic locations:

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Northern SB County

  • Lompoc
Lompoc

CHC – Lompoc
1300 W. Ocean Avenue
Call (866) 614-4636

**Appointment Required
Monday – Friday 7:30am-5:30pm
Vaccines Available:
 – Moderna: ages 18 or older
 – Pfizer: ages 12-17 years


  • Santa Maria
Santa Maria

CHC – SM Del Valle
430 South Blosser Road
Call (866) 614-4636

**Appointment Required
Monday – Friday 8:00am-6:00pm
Vaccines Available:
 – Moderna: ages 18 or older



CHC – Vallarta

1835 North Broadway
Call (866) 614-4636

**Appointment Required
Monday & Wednesday 9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am-6:00pm
Vaccines Available:
 – Pfizer: ages 12-17 years
 

 

Southern SLO County

  • Nipomo
Nipomo

CHC – Nipomo
150 Tejas Place
Call (866) 614-4636

**Appointment Required
Monday – Friday 7:30am-5:30pm
Vaccines Available:
 – Moderna: ages 18 or older


  • Oceano
Oceano

CHC – Oceano
2120 Cienaga Street
Call (866) 614-4636

**Appointment Required
Monday – Friday 8:00am-6:00pm
Vaccines Available:
 – Pfizer: ages 12-17 years


  • Arroyo Grande
Arroyo Grande

CHC – Station Way
260 Station Way
Call (866) 614-4636

**Appointment Required
Monday – Thursday 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Vaccines Available:
 – Pfizer: ages 12-17 years


  • San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo

CHC – SLO Casa
77 Casa Street
Call (866) 614-4636

**Appointment Required
Monday – Friday 8:00am-7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Vaccines Available:
 – Pfizer: ages 12-17 years

Northern SLO County

  • Paso Robles
Paso Robles

CHC – Los Robles
2800 Riverside Ave Suite 101
Call (866) 614-4636

**Appointment Required
Monday – Friday 8:00am-6:00pm
Vaccines Available:
 – Pfizer: ages 12-17 years


COVID-19 By The Numbers
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VACCINATION
DOSES

Given to date by CHC in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties

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% SB COUNTY
FULLY VACCINATED

Eligible Santa Barbara county residents
(12+ years old)
More Info:
SB County Public Health

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% SLO COUNTY
FULLY VACCINATED

Eligible San Luis Obispo county residents
(12+ years old)
More Info:
SLO County Public Health



A COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from developing severe symptoms from contracting COVID-19. You may experience some typical and short-term side effects, which are normal signs that your body is learning to build protection.



Answers To Frequent Questions About COVID-19 & Vaccines

  • Do I need to still wear a mask if I have already been vaccinated?
  • Will I need a booster shot?
  • Can I get a different type of vaccines for my booster or 3rd dose? Are the vaccines interchangeable?
  • Do I still need to wear a mask & avoid close contact, even after I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
  • Do I need to schedule an appointment if I have COVID-19 symptoms?
  • Should I get vaccinated even if I already was infected with COVID-19 & recovered?
  • How long will my protection from the COVID-19 vaccine last?
  • If I didn’t get my second shot of a 2-dose vaccine within the recommended time, what should I do?
  • What is the Delta variant?
  • Is the Delta variant resistant to COVID-19 vaccines?
  • Will I need to pay for a COVID-19 vaccine?
  • How soon can someone infected with COVID-19 spread the virus to others?
Do I need to still wear a mask if I have already been vaccinated?

The CDC and California require that all patients, visitors and staff in any medical/dental setting, clinic or office MUST STILL WEAR FACE MASKS. This is a federal regulation for all healthcare facilities – even for people who have been fully vaccinated.

Given what is currently known about the Delta variant, vaccine effectiveness, and current vaccine coverage, layered prevention strategies, including wearing masks, are needed to reduce the transmission of this variant.

As we build the level of vaccination nationwide, we must also use all the prevention strategies available – this includes masking indoors in public places, to stop transmission and stop the pandemic. Everyone who is able, including fully vaccinated people, should wear masks in public indoor places.

Will I need a booster shot?
The CDC is  now recommending that people aged 65 years and older, residents aged 18 years and older in long-term care settings, and people ages 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after completing their 2-shot series. Other groups may receive a booster shot based on their individual risk and benefit. 
 
Here is the CDC’s latest information on boosters: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html
 
 
Can I get a different type of vaccines for my booster or 3rd dose? Are the vaccines interchangeable?
COVID-19 vaccine boosters or 3rd doses are interchangeable as long as it has been 6 months since your last vaccination. If you have only received the first of a 2 dose vaccine, then it is recommended that you get the same type as your first dose,=.
Do I still need to wear a mask & avoid close contact, even after I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, we must all continue to take the recommended safety precautions to protect ourselves and others. This includes covering the mouth and nose with a face mask, frequent hand washing, & social distancing at least 6 feet – even by those who have received their COVID vaccines. The current vaccines help your body to learn to fight against a possible COVID infection, intended to help reduce severity of any possible symptoms. All COVID-19 vaccines will not stop you from contracting the Coronavirus and they will not stop you from spreading it to others if you come in contact with the virus. Please continue to practice all COVID safety measures per the CDC.

Do I need to schedule an appointment if I have COVID-19 symptoms?

If you are sick, please call 1 (866) 614-4636 BEFORE coming to any of our clinics. We will advise you on the best way to receive the care you need without compromising your health, the health of other patients, and our staff.

Should I get vaccinated even if I already was infected with COVID-19 & recovered?

Yes, research has shown that vaccination helps protect you even if you’ve already had COVID-19. Some evidence is showing that people get better protection by being fully vaccinated compared  to just having recovered from a COVID-19 infection. One study showed that unvaccinated people who already had COVID-19 are more than 2 times as likely than fully vaccinated people to get COVID-19 again.

How long will my protection from the COVID-19 vaccine last?
There is still plenty of research being done to look into how long COVID-19 vaccine protection will last. Some recent studies seem to show that protection against the virus may decrease somewhat over time. These reductions in protection have led the CDC to state that certain groups get a booster shot at least 6-12  months after completing their initial vaccination series. These groups include people ages 65 and older as well as those with immunocompromised conditions.
 
If I didn’t get my second shot of a 2-dose vaccine within the recommended time, what should I do?
You should get your second dose as close to the recommended 3-week or 4-week interval as possible. There is limited information on the effectiveness of receiving your second vaccine shot more than 6 weeks after your first one. Keep in mind that If you get your second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine after the recommended date, you do not need to restart the vaccine series. You will be considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after getting your second dose. The CDC may update this guidance as more information becomes available.
 
What is the Delta variant?

Delta is currently the predominant variant of the virus in the USA. It has shown to be more contagious and spreads significantly quicker from person to person than previous variants of COVID-19. Some data shows that the Delta variant may be more harmful to unvaccinated people. It may cause more severe illness than previous variants in people who do not get their vaccines. Some fully vaccinated people infected with the Delta variant (called a breakthrough infection) can still spread the virus to others. However, vaccinated people appear to spread the virus for a shorter time. So masks are still required in indoor areas within Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County.

Is the Delta variant resistant to COVID-19 vaccines?
No, COVID-19 vaccines will still offer protection. While the Delta variant is more contagious, infects more people and spreads faster than early forms of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) research has shown that the vaccines can still be effective at reducing the severity of symptoms and can provide some protection.
Will I need to pay for a COVID-19 vaccine?
No, COVID-19 vaccines are available at no charge. CHC patients who get their vaccines on an appointment at one of our clinics may have their insurance charged for a visit. Please call the CHC Navigation center if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment at 1-(866) 614-4636.
How soon can someone infected with COVID-19 spread the virus to others?
Researchers now estimate that anyone who gets infected with coronavirus/COVID-19 can quickly spread it to others i2 to 3 days before symptoms start. People infected with COVID-19 seem to be most contagious 1 to 2 days before they start feeling sick.

Vaccine Facts & Myths:

  • FACT: COVID-19 vaccines will not make your body magnetic.
  • FACT: All 3 vaccines are help protect against all current variants of COVID-19.
  • FACT: COVID-19 vaccines do not contain the virus and will not give you COVID-19
  • FACT: COVID-19 vaccines do not contain microchips
  • FACT: The vaccine will not cause you to falsely test positive for COVID-19
FACT: COVID-19 vaccines will not make your body magnetic.

Not at all, COVID-19 vaccines will not make your body magnetic. All of the COVID-19 vaccines are free from any metals and do not contain any ingredients that could create electromagnetic fields. The site of the vaccine injection on your body, usually your arm, will not become magnetic. The COVID-19 vaccines will not cause magnets or metals to stick to your body. 

FACT: All 3 vaccines are help protect against all current variants of COVID-19.

The Delta variant (B.1.617.2) is now the most common COVID-19 variant in the USA. Nearly twice as contagious as earlier variants and might cause more severe illness. While some research claims that COVID-19 vaccines may be slightly less effective against the latest variants, the vaccines still appear to provide protection against severe COVID-19 symptoms and, in most cases, prevent hospitalization from COVID complications.

FACT: COVID-19 vaccines do not contain the virus and will not give you COVID-19

All of the COVID-19 vaccines currently used in the United States DO NOT CONTAIN any live viruses or deactivated Coronavirus cells. While there are several different vaccines under development, each of them is created to teach your immune system how to recognize and build defenses against the COVID-19 virus. After receiving the vaccine, many people may show some short-term symptoms such as a fever or fatigue. These are signs that the vaccine is triggering an immune response as it learns to detect and fight the Coronavirus. These typically last only a day or two.

FACT: COVID-19 vaccines do not contain microchips

COVID vaccines DO NOT CONTAIN any microchips and will not place any electronic or trackable components into your body.

FACT: The vaccine will not cause you to falsely test positive for COVID-19

The current COVID vaccines in use will not cause you to test positive on a viral test that checks for a current infection. If your body develops the possible and expected immune response, the intended goal of vaccination, you may possibly show up as positive on some antibody tests. Positive antibody tests could indicate that you had a previous infection and that you may have some protection against the Coronavirus. Scientists and experts are currently looking into how COVID-19 vaccinations affect antibody-test results.



Safety During The Pandemic


The most important step in protecting your self and those around you is getting vaccinated. Even after getting your vaccine, there are other precautions and safety measures we all must continue with to help beat this crisis. 


Wear a Mask

Social Distance

Wash Hands Frequently

Sanitize Surfaces




Community Safety Is Our Top Concern


CHC Offers Telehealth Visits

Some patients with significant, qualifying health risks may be eligible for telehealth visits from CHC. This service allows patients and clinicians to connect directly over the phone. Now you can be “seen” while in the comfort of your home, keeping you and others protected during this time. Please call us at 1 (866) 614-4636 to schedule an appointment. CHC is committed to keeping our communities healthy and safe by following best practices for social distancing.

Telehealth visits available at CHC

We Are Keeping Our Sites Clean and Safe

We follow all of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for keeping our areas safe and clean and have procedures in place to maintain them.

  • We are regularly disinfecting all surfaces and cleaning waiting rooms.
  • We are utilizing appropriate protective equipment as indicated by the CDC.
  • We will ask you to wear a mask if you come into one of our sites with fever or respiratory symptoms. 


Beware of COVID Vaccine Scams!
County of SLO health officials are getting reports of scams involving COVID-19 vaccines & remind residents: if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Scammers are using telemarketing calls, email, text messages, social media platforms, & door-to-door visits to perpetrate COVID-19 vaccination-related fraud/scams.

HOW TO SPOT VACCINE SCAMS – watch for signs:

    • Being asked to pay out of pocket to get the vaccine sooner.
    • Requirements to provide credit card information for “shipping purposes”.
    • Charging a fee to gain access to a vaccine or to add a person’s name to a vaccine waiting list.
    • Offers by marketers to sell or ship doses of vaccine for payment.
    • Receiving ads or surveys for vaccines through social media platforms or unfamiliar email addresses.
    • Claims of FDA approval for a vaccine or treatment of which you’ve never heard

If you are unsure a message you receive is legitimate, reach out to family, friends, or the SLO County Phone Assistance Center at (805) 543-2444 where a staff member will help you determine if it is real or a scam.

Learn more at SLO County Health Agency

Recent News

June 24, 2021

This Saturday, June 26th, children ages 12-17 can get their COVID-19 vaccines at no cost in Cambria – while supplies last. This is a 1 day only, walk-in event is open to the public (no need to be a patient of CHC) and there is no need to pre-register.

May 21, 2021

This Saturday, May 22nd, the COVID vaccine is available to all residents of the Cambria community, ages 18 and up – while supplies last. CHC will be giving the COVID-19 vaccine at no charge and it is first come – first served.

May 14, 2021

Dr. Steve Clarke (Medical Director at CHC), Dr. Kevin Ferguson (Medical Director, Pathology & Clinical Laboratory at Dignity Health, and Veronica Avery (NAACP Health Chair/Acupuncturist) participated in a community discussion hosted by @NAACPSLO and @R.A.C.E.MattersSLO.

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