FREE COVID-19 PCR Testing: walk-in, walk-up or drive-up
National Labs now offers on-site COVID testing in Alameda, from 9 AM to 5 PM.
1900 Otis Dr., Alameda, CA 94501
National Labs PCR testing is the CDC-recommended gold standard for the highest accuracy in results and the greatest level of safety assurance.
Walk-in, walk-up, or drive-up facility
Register via QR Code or onsite
No appointment is needed; come on in
Insurance required (or confirmed uninsured w/ required SSN provided)
Only specimen collection for PCR testing (no rapid testing)
A simple form to provide your info and schedule your test appointment. Walk-ups taken
Drive-thru at our Alameda site where our trained medical staff will collect a simple lower-nasal swab test.
3. GET RESULTS
PCR test results will be emailed to you directly within 24-48 hrs.
We make free testing available to all individuals with active and confirmed insurance status. Learn more
Don’t have insurance and live in the US? Testing can still be done at no cost.
We offer our PCR Testing for $125 per test for our international guests and/or those individuals who don’t have insurance.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does FREE testing mean and do I qualify?
National Labs uses your health insurance information or state-confirmed uninsured status to receive payment for your Covid testing. There is no out-of-pocket cost if you provide active and valid health insurance information and/or confirm uninsured status during the registration process. You will need to bring your credit card for proof at the time of testing.
What if I don’t have any Health Insurance?
If you are confirmed to be in an uninsured status, your Covid testing will be of no out-of-pocket cost. If it is determined you have insurance, we will use this information to bill for your test. You will need to consent at the time of testing that any found insurance information can be used.
I don’t want to provide Health Insurance, can I still test?
Of course, we welcome your testing and you can register by providing your complete credit card payment at the time of testing. You will need to bring your credit card used for payment with you to the site for us to confirm your payment.
I do not live in the US, but would like to get tested, can I still test?
We welcome all our international customers and you can register by providing your complete credit card payment at the time of testing. You will need to bring your credit card used for payment with you to the site for us to confirm your payment.
Accurate and timely testing results to support a safe workplace and community
Ensuring the health and safety of your patients, employees and community at large requires a complete and robust solution for fast COVID-19 screening.
To aid in the effort to combat the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, National Labs offers a full-service package that includes both front-end specimen collection as well as back-end testing support, all by a state-of-the-art lab using the most current technology and methods.
Partnering with counties, public health departments, hospitals, clinics, businesses, schools, and long term care facilities, we use the RT-PCR testing method under EUA (emergency use authorization) based on anterior nares, nasopharyngeal, and saliva specimen types. We also look at 3 genetic markers, instead of just 2, which can capture known COVID variants while eliminating concern over false negatives.
National Labs COVID-19 testing services feature:
Average turnaround time of less than 24 hours post-specimen receipt
Full service, onsite facility testing, and specimen collection
RT-PCR testing methodology
EUA (emergency use authorization) testing validation
Anterior nares (lower nasal)
Local laboratory in Hayward, CA.
Acceptance of all insurance providers with no cost to patients
Competitive contract pricing, available upon request
Results reporting via electronic web portal with customized results summary and EMR integration available
Test Name: Covid-19
Description: Designed to detect the virus that causes Covid-19 in respiratory specimens for nasal or oral swabs.
CPT/HCPCS Codes: U0003, U0005 when applicable
Price: We bill health plan or government $100 to $200 depending on the plan. Zero out-of-pocket patient responsibility is expected for medically appropriate testing ordered by an authorized provider.
Free Covid Test: For eligible patients, Covid tests are available free of charge. Free Covid tests are available to all individuals with active and confirmed insurance status for work, school, medical and travel purposes. Those without insurance may still also be eligible for no-cost free covid tests.
"Covid Test Near Me" web search? We have covid tests available near you! National Labs is committed to providing rapid result PCR Covid Tests to the San Mateo County area. Located near the SF Airport Region our drive-thru testing facility is at 1300 Bayshore Hwy Burlingame, CA 94010. Our covid test site delivers your "Covid test near me" query.
With the shortage of CVS Covid tests, our drive-thru testing site is the go-to location for quick, reliable Covid testing. Like CVS Covid Tests, our drive-thru PCR testing is the CDC-recommended gold standard for the highest accuracy in results and the greatest level of safety assurance. Your Covid test results are emailed to you within 24-48 hours minimizing undue wait times.