Free Testing at County Event Center
Testing for COVID-19 is available for everyone who lives or works in San Mateo County regardless of symptoms or increased risk of exposure. The COVID-19 diagnostic test is safe, easy and at no-cost to you regardless of where you receive it.
COVID-19 testing is available at the San Mateo County Event Center through two providers: Project Baseline and Curative. The County's testing sites are in addition to test you can access through your health care provider. The County may also change the locations and dates of testing sites from time to time, so you should visit the San Mateo County COVID-19 testing web page for the latest information.
Project Baseline - Open Tuesday-Saturday to Ages 18 year and Older
No-cost testing through Project Baseline is available for people 18 years and older Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Event Center. Register for Project Baseline testing online.
Curative Testing - Open Monday-Friday to Ages 5 years and Older
As of Tuesday, Oct. 20, San Mateo County is offering no-cost COVID-19 testing for children age 5 and older. Testing is open by appointment to all families that live in San Mateo County with children ages 5 and older. Appointments for this new drive-through testing at the San Mateo County Event Center are available weekdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The County is offering a simple-to-use oral mouth swab test that is self-administered for children and families in partnership with Curative, which has the capacity to test over 500 individuals each day at the Event Center with results available typically within 48 hours. Participants should make sure to not eat or drink for at least 20 minutes before taking the test. Register for Curative testing online.
Importance of Testing for COVID-19
Widespread testing plays a key role in the state’s criteria for loosening or tightening restrictions on certain activities and the economy. The County’s stated goals are to exceed the state median for testing, ensure equitable access to testing and invest in strategic community testing. Learn more about your testing options on the County’s COVID-19 testing web page.
Testing at San Mateo County Event Center (1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo)
- Curative: Monday-Friday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ages 5 and older
- Project Baseline: Tuesday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ages 18 and older