Introducing the Tenderloin Neighborhood Testing Site at GLIDE
New pop-up, walk-through testing site provides free, low-barrier COVID-19 testing to Tenderloin residents
The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) and GLIDE, working together with other community partners, have established the Tenderloin Neighborhood Testing Site at GLIDE, a new free COVID-19 testing site in GLIDE’s parking lot adjacent to the entrance at 330 Ellis Street. In an effort to ensure accessible COVID-19 testing for vulnerable communities in the Tenderloin neighborhood, the new pop-up testing site began offering walk-through COVID-19 testing on Tuesday, July 7.
Testing at the site takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and people can sign up in advance.
GLIDE has staff at the lobby of 330 Ellis Street ready to register community members on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, with the goal of moving toward same-day registration in the near future. Residents will be registered for testing on a Tuesday or a Wednesday of their choice without a specific appointment time. (The testing site added a second day of testing per week beginning on Wednesday, August 5.)
Bay Area health technology company Color, in an arrangement with DPH, administers the tests, providing test results by phone, and conducting contact tracing and offering social services if test results are positive. For those who do not have phones, GLIDE can assist with lowering barriers by connecting the person with access to their test results and contact tracing interviews. Contact tracing is an essential component of follow up for positive test results, and participants will be informed about the importance of working with contact tracers to slow the spread of the virus.
For more information, please contact GLIDE’s Walk-In Center at (415) 674-6012 or see the City’s webpage, sf.gov/gettestedsf.
How To Register for a Test
In-person registration is available via GLIDE's Walk-In Center, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, in GLIDE's lobby at 330 Ellis St.
Who is Eligible?
Anyone is eligible for a test. No ID or health insurance or doctor's note required.
If you’d like to set up mobile registration for your site please call or email Eunice Feathers at (415)400-2661 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More about the Tenderloin Neighborhood Testing Site at GLIDE
The Tenderloin Neighborhood Testing Site at GLIDE is intended to serve some of San Francisco’s most vulnerable community members, including the Tenderloin’s unhoused and underserved residents. By collaborating with community-based organizations that directly serve the neighborhood’s residents, this site expands the City’s testing outreach and education to the Tenderloin community. The Tenderloin currently has a high rate of positive cases among those who have been tested, with 106.1 positive cases per 10,000 residents. To date, there are 314 positive cases among an estimated 29,588 residents of the neighborhood.
There is no cost. Anyone is eligible for a test. Asymptomatic persons should not test more than once every 14 days.