Free COVID-19 Testing Available In Lompoc

Rapid COVID-19 testing is available free from an out-of-pocket cost in Lompoc at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center. The testing starts Thursday, December 24, and will be available every Thursday through the end of January from 11 am to 2 pm.

This walk-up testing is offered by Merso Labs in partnership with the City of Lompoc, which is providing use of the DeWees Center as a testing site. Test results are expected to be available in about 15 minutes. Those who have insurance cards should bring them. However, no one will be turned away for lack of insurance. Facial coverings over the nose and mouth are required.

Additional information about COVID-19 testing in the region, along with resources and other information during the pandemic, is posted at

Community-Based Testing

Santa Barbara County, The State of California, and OptumServe are in partnership to increase testing for COVID-19 in our county. Testing is by appointment only. Insurance information will be collected when you register, but no co-pay required. If you do not have insurance, the State of California will pay for your test. Please bring your identification, if you have one.

Everyone is eligible to apply for the screening. Once screened, the testing order will be prioritized for people with symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Additional prioritization will be offered to populations of higher risk, including First Responders and Health Care Professionals.

Testing sites will be operational five (5) days per week from 7 am – 7 pm.
Days and times for appointments will be adjusted based on community needs.

Request a community-based testing appointment:

If you need help making an appointment, please contact the Santa Barbara County Call Center at 1 (833) 688-5551 Monday through Friday at 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Community-based testing locations:

Community-based testing site locations will be available throughout the county. Testing will be by appointment only.

  • Santa Maria
    Santa Maria Fairpark
    937 Thornburg Street, Santa Maria, CA, 93458
  • Santa Barbara
    Earl Warren Showgrounds
    3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Buellton
    American Medical Response (AMR) Central Training Center
    240 E. Hwy 246, Suite 110, Buellton, CA, 93427

Informational Resources

Lompoc Valley Medical Center encourages you to stay informed. Please use the links below for additional information. The CDC updates its website regularly as more information becomes available.