Effective November 11, 2023, Premium Health has stopped providing COVID-19 testing services due to changes in regulations.
Please note that Premium Health is no longer affiliated with Premium Health OC Inc. For any questions related to COVID-19 services received from Premium Health OC Inc. prior to November 11, 2023, please contact (949) 408-1000.

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

1615 Sweetwater Rd, National City, CA 91950

COVID-19 Testing in National City

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 National City

Hassle-free COVID-19 testing site in National City

Located across the National City Golf Course. At the intersection of Sweetwater Rd and Grove St, across the street from Pizza Hut. Patients must park their car and walk up to the testing site. Free public parking is available.

What our patients are saying

I’ll give this place a 5 star (sweetwater RD, San Diego) because Ali who assisted us during our visit was excellent! He explained and answered all the questions we’ve asked with a smile (though he had mask on you can tell that he is glad that he was there to help us).
Janine Chavez

Very happy with this testing site and the employees there. The young man who was actually outside and administering the tests was so kind and extremely helpful and informative as far as letting each one of us know how things worked and walking us through each process ,which made it all go so smoothly . He was so efficient, and the doctor we had to speak to was equally as efficient as well as informative and kind . I highly recommend this testing site
Moniela Gillott

Was able to book an appointment very quickly for an appointment scheduled within the hour. Easy to find, very helpful and patient nurse, very quick process!! No wait! And it was free for results before the end of the next day!
Morgan Chambers

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 premiumhealth.us/locations

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 National City CA, located in a part of San Diego County, helpful in finding cost free COVID-19 tests near them.