Orange County City Offers Free COVID Testing for Seniors

January 7, 2021 Updated: January 7, 2021

Costa Mesa is helping seniors get tested for COVID-19 by providing convenient methods and locations.

The city has partnered with Orange County Health Agency and 360 Clinic to offer free COVID-19 testing at the Costa Mesa Senior Center beginning Jan. 9.

“This new testing and health kiosk at our senior center will allow those who live on the [west side] better access to testing and healthcare resources closer to home,” Mayor Katrina Foley said in a Jan. 7 release. “Testing for COVID-19 is an important tool to help us get this virus under control.”

An appointment is required for the testing at a kiosk at the senior center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Costa Mesa plans for the kiosk to provide up to 500 tests per day. Those who have pre-registered on the 360 Clinic website can check-in with a clinic staff who will assign a test swab. Results are received within 24-72 hours via text message or email.

Frontline workers and senior citizens with credentials will have priority, according to the city.

Registration for the test is available online at