In an effort to accommodate local demand for COVID-19 testing, the City of Temecula is partnering with Covid Clinic, Inc., to temporarily provide drive-thru COVID-19 testing to residents at three different City parking lot locations throughout Temecula including the Margarita Recreation Center at 29119 Margarita Road, Patricia H. Birdsall Sports Park at 32380 Deer Hollow Way, and the Temecula Community Center at 28816 Pujol Street. The Margarita Recreation Center location will open effective immediately and operate every day from 9am until 5pm. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment at the Margarita Recreation Center parking lot location, now open, visit https://covidclinic.org/temecula-margarita-recreation-center/. The drive-thru locations at Patricia H. Sports Park and Temecula Community Center parking are anticipated to open with similar hours on January 20, 2021.
Covid Clinic will offer a free (no out-of-pocket cost) COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic test (with laboratory results in a few days) to any resident that wishes to receive this test. In addition, Covid Clinic offers other COVID-19 tests that require payment up front, including rapid results testing at a cost outlined on their website at https://covidclinic.org/testing-sites/.
Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards states, “Providing easy access to COVID-19 testing is critical to assist in efforts to contain and mitigate the current COVID-19 surge impacting our local hospitals. It will help to inform people who test positive to quarantine or isolate themselves to prevent further transmission.” Mayor Edwards adds, “We are proud to partner with Covid Clinic to bring additional testing sites to convenient locations throughout the City; at least until the impact to our regional healthcare system subsides.”
Testing is available for those with and without COVID-19 symptoms. Hours and days of operation may change depending on demand.