Fresno

Fresno Co. set to open third coronavirus testing site

Fresno County’s Department of Public Health announced the location of another high-throughput COVID-19 testing site Friday. 

This is the third such OptumServe testing site provided by the state, and will be located in West Fresno at the West Fresno Regional Center. 

“Increased testing capacity is a necessity that has been an ongoing challenge throughout this pandemic,” said Buddy Mendes, Fresno County Board of Supervisors Chairman. “I am happy to see the state recognize the need and help to make additional testing resources available for the benefit of all Fresno County residents as we  continue to fight COVID-19.” 

Fresno County’s two other OptumServe sites are located at Fresno City College and at the Sanger Community Center. 

Fresno County Interim Health Officer Dr. Rais Vohra said he is hopeful that the site will be up and running by Monday. 

“This new testing site will continue to improve our capacity to identify COVID-19 in the community and take measures to slow the spread of the virus,” Vohra said. “The West Fresno Regional Center provides easy access to testing in an area that had been underserved and it will ultimately help our region in our efforts to fight and recover from this pandemic.” 

Just like the other sites, the West Fresno site will be able to conduct 130 tests per day. 

People can register to get tested at any of the three sites at https://lhi.care/covidtesting.

The San Joaquin Valley Sun
Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.