COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing in Ridgecrest, California

Please note changes to our COVID-19 Screening & Testing Process

Due to the current low volume in patients meeting the criteria for COVID-19 testing, we are taking steps to demobilize activities put in place during the pandemic response. Our COVID-19 text and phone screening line we be deactivated as of Friday, September 18. We will continue our screening process in our Urgent Care Clinic and Primary Care Offices.

Please take the following steps for further assistance:

  • Please refer to the CDC Coronavirus Symptoms Self-Checker by clicking HERE
  • If you have questions or if think you meet the criteria for COVID testing please call Urgent Care at (760) 499-3800 or your Primary Care office to make an appointment.
  • Our text appointments line may still be utilized to initiate our call-back service for appointment bookings: TEXT the word APPOINTMENT to 833-RRH-4YOU (774-4968)

We want to reassure you that Ridgecrest Regional Hospital is following all CDC guidelines closely and will continue to conduct testing. We will continue to re-evaluate the process as needed. In the meantime, we continue to urge the community to follow the recommended protective measures:

  1. If you go out for essential activities or to shop for necessities, remember to maintain at least 6 feet distance from individuals who do not live in your household.
  2. Wash hands with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds.
  3. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Follow label instructions for proper disinfection.
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  5. Cover your cough or sneeze with a disposable tissue or your elbow.
  6. Stay away from large gatherings and crowds both in public and in private.
  7. If you are sick, stay home from work and away from other people.
  8. Follow State face-covering Guidance

Rural Health Clinic Urgent Care
Address: North Medical Plaza, 1111 N. China Lake Blvd. Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Phone: (760) 499-3800
Hours: Mon to Fri: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm; Sat, Sun & Holidays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

COVID-19 Symptoms:

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever (100.4° or higher) or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. For the latest updates visit the CDC website here.

    If you feel you meet the criteria for screening,
    please contact Urgent Care at (760) 499-3800 or
    your Primary Care office to make an appointment.

    Symptom Self Check Tools can be found at:
    CDC Symptom Self Checker
    Screen Covid Symptom Checker

    For more additional updates and advice surrounding the Coronavirus, please visit our dedicated COVID-19 informational page.