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FAQs

You do not need to live in San Ysidro to be eligible for testing. However, you will need to provide a US address of residence in order to get a test.

Do I or my family members need to live in San Ysidro to be eligible for testing?

The first time you come to the CO-CREATE testing site and enroll in the study, the survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. For any returning visits you will complete a shorter survey that should only take a few minutes.

How long will the survey take?

The nasal swab test is designed for all ages to comfortably do.

What ages can be tested?

The antigen test is another COVID testing method that detects specific proteins from the virus however it is not as sensitive as the PCR test and there is a higher chance of false negatives (www.fda.gov)

What is the difference between antigen testing and PCR testing?

When you register as a SYH patient you can receive your vaccination through SYH once your tier becomes available.

Can I get my vaccine through San Ysidro Health?

Do I have to have symptoms to be tested?

No. Testing is important even if you do not have symptoms.

If you prefer not to answer questions on the survey you can skip them.

What if I don’t want to take the survey at my returning testing visits?

Who is taking the testing sample?

Your test kit will come with instructions on how to self-administer your COVID-19 test. 

What type of test will I get?

The nasal swab test is a Rapid Antigen Test. Antigen tests are immunoassays that detect the presence of a specific viral antigen, which suggests current viral infection. Click here for more information

If I have a positive result, but I don’t have a primary care physician, how will I get an appointment?

If you want care through SYH and you do not have PCP, SYH can assign one for you. You will have to call the main SYH number (619-662-4100) to set up.

You do not need to have insurance to get tested.

Do I need insurance to be able to get tested?

Testing will take 5 minutes.

How long will testing take?

A participant will be contacted up to 3 times to return results.

How many times will a participant be contacted to return results?

Anyone who wants to be tested through the CO-CREATE-Ex testing program does not need to be a SYH patient in order to test with us. 

If I am registered as a SYH patient, do my other family members who come with me to the testing site also have to be registered to get the test?

Will any of my personal information be shared with immigration officials?

No, none of your information will be shared outside of the research staff.

Do I have to pay for testing?

No, all testing visits are free of charge.

How long will registration take?

It will take about 5 minutes to register. 

If I am under 18, do I need a parent/ guardian to give me permission to get tested?

Yes, you will need a parent/guardian to sign the consent form.

What if I have a positive result?

A licensed medical professional will call you within 24 hours of your test and will help answer any of your questions. You will also be given instructions on how to make an appointment with your primary care physician.
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