PDL Opens “Appointment Only” Covid-19 Testing Site

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In order to increase COVID-19 testing access for symptomatic individuals in the community, Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories (PDL) has established a designated location for COVID-19 testing of patients with provider referral. The site is located in the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital parking lot. Below are details for accessing this testing:

  • Testing will be done by appointment only. Patients must receive a referral from their health care provider (physician or nurse practitioner).
  • No walk-in patients will be accepted, and patients must have an order for the test before arriving at the PDL testing site.
  • The testing site will be a PDL tent in the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital parking lot (351 S. Patterson Ave., near the ED). Patients with appointments for COVID-19 testing should arrive at this outdoor site only. No other PDL locations will currently be offering testing.
  • Patients must wear a facemask to the testing site. In accordance with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department requirements, the patient and patient’s household members are required to isolate until a negative test result is received.
  • Expected turnaround time for results is 24-72 hours. Patients who test positive will be notified by their primary care physician.

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