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Who We Are

CO-CREATE (Community-driven Optimization of COVID-19 testing to Reach and Engage underserved Areas for Testing Equity—in Women and Children) is one of the RADx-UP projects funded by the NIH. CO-CREATE is a partnership between UC San Diego, San Ysidro Health, and the Global Arc.


Meet the partners here.

Our Mission

COVID testing equity for women, children, and their communities.

What We Do

We are conducting a study to understand the challenges and supports involved in getting tested for COVID-19 in the San Ysidro community, and to use what we learn to design strategies to make it easier to get tested for COVID-19.

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Step 1: The Survey

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Step 2: The Test

Step 3: Repeat

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Step 1: The Survey

SYHealth Patients and Staff MASKED

Step 1 is a survey on your opinions and experiences with COVID-19.

We will ask you to complete a survey that will take 15 minutes to collect information about who you are, if you had any recent contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19, how you feel about vaccines, and other COVID-19 related questions.


The information from the study will be used to offer testing for COVID-19 in a new, more convenient way and to understand how this new testing program affects the spread of COVID-19 in communities.

This step is not required for receiving a COVID-19 test.

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Step 2: The Test

Step 2 is the COVID-19 test.

Our staff will show you how to show you how to collect your own sample and watch you collect it.

COVID-19 Test, San Diego, San Ysidro, nasal swab, antenasal swab, free COVID-19 testing
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Step 3: Repeat

You can get tested up to 60 times as a participant of this study

Every test is free and you do not need to have symptoms to be tested. Before receiving an additional test, you will be asked to complete a short follow-up survey.


Still have questions?

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The RADx-UP CO-CREATE project is funded by a supplement to a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH/NIEHS P42ES010337-19S2).