COVID-19 Testing

Inspire Diagnostics - Home | FacebookWe have partnered with Inspire Diagnostics to provide onsite COVID-19 testing for SMUSD staff, students, families, and volunteers with no out-of-pocket cost to the individual. 

Please register prior to arriving at the testing location: 
https://inspirediagnostics.com/san-marcos-unified-school-district/

Currently, turnaround time is 24-48 hours from the time the sample is received at the lab. Once the test results are ready, you will be notified via text or email to check the secure, online patient portal.

If you have questions regarding SMUSD's COVID-19 testing program, please email [email protected] or call 760-752-1247.

*Inspire Diagnostics accepts the reimbursed amount from the insurance company or, in the case of an uninsured individual, the federal program for uninsured persons (CARES Act) as payment for our services. There is no amount owed by you to Inspire Diagnostics. For more information, please visit Inspire Diagnostics.



Thanksgiving Break Testing Schedule

Inspire Diagnostics will be open for testing at the District Office (255 Pico Avenue, San Marcos, CA 92069) as follows:

  • Monday, November 21st: 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 22nd: 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The testing center will be closed from November 23rd through November 25th.



Free At-home Test Kits

Free at-home test kits are available to all families while supplies last. Please contact the health office at your child's school to request a free test kit.




Free COVID-19 Testing in North County*


California State University-San Marcos
 (CSUSM)
Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078 (Parking Lot B on Craven Rd)
This is a walk-up location - no appointment necessary. Test results are sent promptly via email, many times within 24 hours. Please visit the CSUSM website for more information. 

North Inland Live Well Center in Escondido
Thursday through Saturday, 7:00am to 11:00am, 12:00pm to 3:00pm
649 W. Mission Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
Appointments are highly recommended. Click here to make an appointment.

North Coastal Live Well Center in Oceanside
Monday through Wednesday, 7:00am to 11:00am, 12:00pm to 3:00pm
3708 Ocean Ranch Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92056
Appointments are highly recommended. Click here to make an appointment. Days and times vary. Visit County website for updates.

*Testing locations and schedules are subject to change without notice. Please visit COVID-19 Testing in San Diego County for updates and for additional testing locations outside of the area.