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Mendocino County OptumServe COVID Test to Treat sites closing


Mendocino County Public Health recently announced that the Test to Treat sites in the county, which offered on-site COVID testing and treatments, are closing.

“The closure is due to OptumServe, the Test to Treat provider, ending services in the county,” Mendocino County Health Officer Dr. Andrew Coren stated.

The final OptumServe Test to Treat in Ukiah was on Thursday, Jan. 19, and Tuesday, Jan. 24, for the Fort Bragg site.

Public Health stated that “COVID tests and treatments are still widely available in the county, despite the closure of the OptumServe Test to Treat sites. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Medical Providers across the county offer both testing and treatment options, and COVID tests are easy to find at local pharmacies.

“If you do test positive, treatments are available by contacting your health provider. If you don’t have a provider, you can make a free telehealth appointmen­t with Sesame Care to get treatments. COVID treatments are very effective at making the infection less severe and making it less likely you will need to go to the hospital.

“Public Health still strongly encourages taking home COVID tests before and after travel and before attending large gatherings. Please contact the Public Health Call Center at 707472-2759 if you have questions or want help finding tests or treatments. You can also visit the Testing webpage (https://www.mendocinoc­­s/covid-19-testing/) to find testing opportunit­ies around the county.”

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