Anyone who lives in Yolo County. UC Davis students who live on and off-campus, faculty and UC Davis employees are encouraged to get tested on campus at The ARC, but they can also get tested at HDT and HYT testing sites too.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your health care provider. However, you can also get tested through Yolo County or Healthy Davis Together for free.
Healthy Davis Together and Healthy Yolo Together tests sites conduct saliva-based (“spit”) PCR tests. Please check the test site location information on the website for which sites conduct saliva-based COVID-19 tests for people without symptoms and which sites conduct saliva-based COVID-19 tests for people with and without symptoms. Expect results within 1-3 days.
Yolo County residents can find testing site information here. Residents can also get tested at Healthy Davis Together and Healthy Yolo Together testing locations.
Testing is free.
Any adult can accompany a minor for testing, e.g. parent, grandparent, etc.
You will receive a QR code when you register for an appointment. Please have it available so we can verify that appointment code when you arrive. You will also need to wear a mask or face covering that covers your mouth and nose while at our testing sites. We also accept walk-ins for testing appointments.
Please do not eat, drink, chew gum, smoke, or brush your teeth for 30 minutes before your testing appointment. Doing so may affect your saliva sample and cause your test to be inaccurate.
Find more details about how to prepare for testing and what to expect during testing here.
Account and Appointments Questions
Please create a Healthy Davis Together account here.
You will receive a text message with your Point and Click portal registration code at the mobile phone number you provided. You will need this code to finish creating your Healthy Davis Together account before scheduling a testing appointment. If you chose to walk-in, the testing team will register you on site.
Please use a mobile phone number and email account that you check regularly. We will use these points of contact to alert you when your test results are ready and to contact you with important health information.
The agency code is “davis”. Note: Please use a lower case “d”.
You will be asked for an agency code at the start of the Healthy Davis Together account creation process. The same “davis” agency code is used for Healthy Yolo Together too.
We strongly recommend creating an account and making an appointment ahead of time to streamline the process for you and save you time.
We will accommodate walk-ins for saliva testing, but you will need to create a Healthy Davis Together account at the testing site if you do not already have one.
Yes. A parent or guardian can create dependent accounts under their own Healthy Davis Together account. Our technical support team can help you with this at 530-754-8382 or [email protected]
You cannot use the same email address or mobile phone number for multiple accounts. You will get an error if you try to register a new account using an email address or mobile phone number that is already in use for a Healthy Davis Together account.
For further help creating a Healthy Davis Together account, please contact our technical support line at 530-754-8382 or [email protected]
Your username is the email address you used to register with Healthy Davis Together and make your testing appointment.
Please call our technical support line at 530-754-8382 or email [email protected]
You can walk into any of our testing sites. There is on-site tech support to help you set up an account and get scheduled for testing. You will need a Healthy Davis Together account to access your test results.
COVID-19 Test Questions
Our saliva test is performed using polymerase chain reaction (PCR), also known as a molecular test. You can learn more about different types of COVID-19 tests here.
The saliva test is 88% sensitive if the pre-test directions are followed.
No. The saliva test Healthy Davis Together uses tests for a current COVID-19 infection, not antibodies from a previous COVID-19 infection or vaccination.
We use a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, also known as a molecular test, for our saliva test. We do not guarantee that our test will be accepted for any travel requirements. Please verify with your airline or other travel provider. We also recommend checking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) US and international for the latest COVID-19 travel information.
You can continue to test for COVID-19 after you have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine. You will only test positive if you have COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine will not cause you to have a “false positive” result.
Test Results Questions
You will receive a text message to the mobile phone number you used to create your Healthy Davis Together account when your test result is ready. Click the link in the text message and log into your secure Healthy Davis Together portal account to view your test result.
Most people receive their result within 24 to 72 hours after their test.
This is a common occurrence. Samples are not always delivered to the lab or unpacked for testing in the same order in which they were collected. Samples are also tested in batches, so adjacent samples may end up in different test batches.
If fewer than 72 hours have passed since you were tested, please continue to wait for your result. At this point, somebody else receiving their test result does not indicate that your test result is lost or that your sample had a problem.
If it has been longer than 72 hours since you were tested, please contact our clinical support line at 530-754-8378 and select option 3.
We take your privacy seriously. Our lab and clinical team members will only access your chart to perform their work duties. We are required to report positive test results to the California Department of Public Health.
If your saliva sample tests positive for COVID-19, you will receive a letter via a secure HDT portal message with isolation and follow up instructions.
We are currently unable to securely send private health information, including test results.
There is a wide range of how COVID-19 affects people, from no symptoms at all (asymptomatic) to being on life support in the ICU. Some health conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes have been shown to put people at higher risk for more severe COVID-19 disease. We are still learning more about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it.
While the COVID-19 vaccines are very effective against severe illness, hospitalization, and death, it is still possible to contract a mild or asymptomatic (no symptoms) case of COVID-19. You may have come in contact with somebody who did not seem like they were sick or did not realize they were sick.
If you are unvaccinated, you are at much higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and experiencing severe symptoms. In Yolo County, most COVID-19 hospitalizations are among people who are unvaccinated. Everyone 5 years and older is encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine.