Same Day RT-PCR, Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Testing in Bakersfield

33 S. Real Road Ste # 11, Bakersfield, CA 93309

COVID-19 Testing in Bakersfield

Same Day Test and Result

Free RT-PCR* < 16 hours turnaround

Free Rapid Antigen* < 15 minutes turnaround

*All insurances accepted

 Schedule Now  ✓ Walk-Ins Welcome

Accepts VISA/MasterCard/Amex

COVID-19 Testing (Insurance)

No Cost
Same Day RT-PCR & Rapid Antigen Combo*
Insurance Required
RT-PCR: < 16 hours result
Rapid Antigen: < 15 min result
No Cost
Same Day RT-PCR*
Insurance Required
Result in < 16 hours
*The test is covered by insurance  for individuals with a possibility of exposure or symptoms.

COVID-19 Testing (Self-Pay)

Same Day Travel RT-PCR
Result in < 16 hours
Rapid Antigen
Result in < 15 minutes

Hassle-free COVID-19 testing site in Bakersfield

Hassle-free COVID-19 testing site in Bakersfield

Located at the cross streets of S Real Rd and Stockdale HWY, across the street from Kaiser Permanente Stockdale Urgent Care. Patients must park their car and walk up to the testing site.

What our patients are saying

The staff were very friendly and helpful. It’s quick and easy and there wasn’t any line for waiting. It took me about 5 minutes and I was good to go
Lisa U

Super fast results! From start to finish, from the nurses (wonderful!) to the customer service, all went very smoothly 👌 Would definitely recommend
Edris L

Very accessible and easy to schedule with same day appointments! The set up outside made it quick and easy and fast service
Gisela C

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is RT-PCR better than Rapid Antigen?

The RT-PCR test is processed at a high-complexity laboratory and is generally much more accurate than the Antigen test. The RT-PCR test recognizes the virus DNA itself, whereas the Antigen test recognizes the protein made by the virus. As such, the RT-PCR test is able to recognize the virus at a much earlier stage after exposure, whereas the Rapid Antigen test detects the presence of the virus at a later stage.

For patients that don’t have any symptoms and were exposed, we generally recommend the RT-PCR test.


What type of tests can I get?

We provide the RT-PCR test, which is the most accurate test and is accepted by most travel destinations.

We also provide Rapid Antigen tests, which provide speedy results but are less accurate than the RT-PCR tests. 

Where can I get tested?

You can get tested at any of our locations. You can find a list of our locations at

What makes Premium Health COVID-19 testing different?
  • Walkin and scheduled testing available. 
  • Automated secure electronic results sent directly for your convenience.
  • All testing done through CLIA-certified, high-complexity laboratory specialized in molecular diagnostics and infectious diseases.
  • Easy intake process. 
  • Covid screening by licensed medical professionals available.
How do I get my test result?

Test results are sent via email and/or text message automatically as soon as the results are out. Patients elect the method of notification during the intake process. 

People looking to get tested for COVID-19 with the PCR or Rapid Antigen test will find our testing site in Bakersfield CA, located in a part of Kern County, helpful in finding cost free COVID-19 tests near them.