California Department of Public Health
COVID-19 Rapid Antigen and PCR Testing Program

Parents Using At-Home COVID-19 Rapid Tests

The California Department of Public Health has provided some important information on how to test and report your results.

Click below to enroll your school or organization

School Programs

California schools COVID-19 resource guide for parents and guardians

Other Organizations

California schools COVID-19 resource guide for parents and guardians

Helpful Links:

Free HIPAA Training

Free training on protected health information (PHI) with Accountable

Resources for CA Parents

California schools COVID-19 resource guide for parents and guardians

Resources for CA Schools

California schools COVID-19 resource guide for parents and guardians

Binax Card Order Form

California schools COVID-19 resource guide for parents and guardians

School Binax Lead Form

California schools COVID-19 resource guide for parents and guardians

Who is Eligible?

  • Education

    For children and young adults in group settings including K-12 public, charter and private schools, daycares, summer camps, YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, day camps and overnight camps.

    Education (K-12)
  • Essential Workers

    Workers who are providing services that are critical to infrastructure operations including healthcare, energy, defense and agriculture.

    Essential Workers
  • Vulnerable Populations

    Those who are at risk for disparate access to healthcare because of economic, health, or social inequities including homeless shelters, community and faith-based organizations.

    Vulnerable Populations
  • Rapid Response

    Where an immediate and localized response is needed including wildfires/PSPS, virus outbreaks, community health surveillance, back-to-school baseline testing events and pre-graduation events.

    Rapid Response
  • Congregate Settings

    Housing facilities where residents are cared for in shared living spaces including long-term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities and residential care facilities.

    Congregate Settings

What does the program include?

Rapid & PCR Test Kits
CLIA Waiver
Ordering Physician
Playbooks & How-to Guides
Hands-on Training
Office Hours & Support
Integrated Software Platform
Registration & Consent
Onsite Workflow Management
Automated Reporting & Analytics
Software Training & Office Hours
Account Management
Customer Support
Onsite Support (upon request)

What types of tests are used?

Rapid Test

covid-19 Ag Card

Abbott BinaxNOW™

Rapid Antigen test – results in 15 minutes.

PCR Test

Color Covid-19 Testing Kit

Valencia Branch Lab

Rapid processed within 48 hrs – genomic sequencing available.

PCR Test

Cue Health Product

Cue health

Rapid molecular test – results in 20 minutes.

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