A directional sign at the entrance of Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley points visitors to go to the back of the building if they need emergency services.

Residents of Tehachapi and the surrounding areas can get free COVID-19 testing at Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley via a partnership with Kern County.

The test site will open at AHTV hospital on Tuesday. An appointment is required; call 771-8775 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The appointments are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 1100 Magellan Drive.

The COVID-19 PCR Nasal Swab Test service is part of a county-funded program for any county resident. AHTV operates the test site. No insurance or pre-authorization is needed.

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