Free COVID-19 testing by sponsored by NCIDC ends tomorrow


EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM)-The sponsored COVID-19 testing clinics sponsored by The National California Indian Development Center located in Old Town, Eureka will hold its last clinic Wednesday.

Free COVID-19 testing was made available back on December 7th, on a drop-in basis for American Indian households and native businesses or agencies.

Free saliva testing is still available, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carson Block Building Warehouse located at 570 Opera Alley in Eureka.

Testing at this location is a drop-in service – no appointments are available or needed.

Those who can’t make it to their last clinic have options.

“They are still doing OptumServe testing in Hoopa on Thursday, [and] still at Redwood Acres,” said Med Tech. and COVID-19 screener Melissa Cabrera. “Here they only planned on going through March but with all the vaccinations coming into play, a lot of these sites are kind of disappearing.”

Those who would like to take advantage of the last day of testing scheduled for Wednesday, is asked to not to drink, eat, smoke or chew for at least 30-minutes before testing.