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Testing Locations

On Campus COVID-19 Testing (Students and Employees)

The Santa Maria campus offers testing for students and employees. Please see the info below for specific hours and the types of testing we offer. Please note: testing results can take between 24-72 hours to be returned.


Aptitude Clinical (Saliva PCR/NAAT) - Santa Maria campus building W

To register, please visit the testing site at building W. You will need your H number and health insurance information (if insured).

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (same-day result cut-off time is 1 p.m.)
  • Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Color (Nasal PCR) - Lompoc Valley Center building 2 (room 103)

To register, please visit https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=cdph1533

  • Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

There have been changes to federal programs for testing uninsured individuals. If you have not previously provided medical insurance information to Aptitude (Saliva PCR/NAAT), beginning May 31, 2022, you will be asked to provide insurance information or attest that you are uninsured. Aptitude will not bill employees or students for amounts not covered by insurance. Uninsured individuals will continue to have access to testing.


Off-Campus Testing Locations:

Aptitude Clinical in Buellton (Registration with H number is required)
River View Park, 151 Sycamore Dr., Eastside Parking Lot

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Testing is also available at various off-campus locations at no cost. Please visit the sites below for more information.