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April 19, 2021

Northwest Laboratory to open new Covid-19 testing site in Salinas

SALINAS — Northwest Laboratory will open and operate a new drive-thru Covid-19 testing site in Salinas starting March 3.

“Our organization has worked closely with the communities across the U.S. since this pandemic began, providing laboratory analysis for multiple community testing programs,” said Jennifer Bull, Chief Operating Officer at Northwest Pathology, the parent company of Northwest Laboratory. “We’re happy to expand testing access for the community in Monterey County by opening this new testing site.”

The new community testing site will be located at 796 Northridge Dr., within the Northridge Mall parking lot near the Sears along Madrid Street.

The Salinas site will run Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. While testing will begin at the site on March 3, individuals may begin scheduling testing appointments now.

The testing location will be able to test up to 200 patients per day.

To schedule an appointment for Covid-19 testing, go to Northwest Laboratory staff also provide assistance over the phone for people who speak languages other than English or who lack internet access. 

For assistance scheduling a Covid-19 test, call 360-543-6904 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The community testing site does not require a medical provider’s referral before testing and will accept both insured and uninsured patients.

The new site will be located at 796 Northridge Dr. in Salinas, within the Northridge Mall parking lot near the Sears along Madrid Street. The green and red lines show the planned route of traffic through the testing area outlined in the sketch. (Contributed Graphic)


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