The City of Rancho Mirage and Curative No-Cost COVID-19 Testing Site at the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory West Parking Lot on is now open!

The Curative self-administered, non-invasive, FDA approved, PCR, oral fluid test is a game changer!

From the Desk of Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County Public Health Officer:

January 8, 2021: Positive test results from PCR tests, including Curative’s self-administered test, are almost always correct. Self-administered tests, regardless of the vendor, have more potential to create false negative results compared to tests administered by a health professional. This is because sometimes people don’t follow the instructions precisely, even though they intend to do so. If there isn’t enough viral material in the sample for any reason, it won’t be positive. Staff members are available to explain the process to ensure residents perform the self-administered test correctly.
It’s important to remember that you can be negative one day and positive the next, even with the gold standard PCR swab test and even if the test is done according to instructions.

It is not recommend that everyone who did a Curative test and tested negative be immediately retested. If someone close to you is positive and you aren’t, or you start getting sick but you recently tested negative, getting tested again is strongly advised. Please continue to observe all the precautions with good hygiene, social distancing and facial coverings, and stay home if you’re sick.

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Testing will take place 5 days a week, Monday-Friday 8am-3pm. Tests are contactless and self-administered through Curative, which has completed more than six million such tests in 15 states across the U.S. Results typically come within 48 hours, however it may take longer if you are tested on Saturday.

The drive-through testing site is located at the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory’s west parking lot at 71100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage.

Appointments are recommended.
Waits are typically under an hour for non-appointments.
Curative can only test 100 non-appointments per day and will not be accommodating non-appointments between the hours of 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Please do not eat, drink or smoke 20 minutes before you are tested.  

Online appointments and date/time/location information can be found by clicking the button below. Appointment slots open about 3-4 days in advance.  Please note that due to the holidays, the testing site will be closed on December 24, 25, & 31, 2020; January 1, 2021.

The partnership between the City of Rancho Mirage and Curative will provide quick, easy, and painless no-cost access to COVID-19 oral-fluid swab testing for its residents and surrounding communities.

For questions about Curative Covid-19 testing, please contact Curative Customer Support at (888) 702-9042 or via email at

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How much does the test cost? Does insurance cover it? What if I don’t have insurance?

The test is of no charge to you. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ensures that COVID-19 testing is free to anyone in the U.S., including the uninsured. You will not be charged a copay for taking a COVID-19 test.

Curative’s oral-fluid swab testing involves having a person first cough into their elbow or mask, which releases virus from the upper and lower respiratory tract. The person then swabs the teeth, inside of the cheeks and the roof of the mouth before sealing the test within a secure container and returning it to a Curative observer.

About Curative:

Curative is a COVID-19 testing company that is transforming healthcare delivery. Curative Inc. was founded to develop sepsis tests in January 2020 and pivoted to COVID-19 in early March 2020 upon realizing the urgent need for test development and production in the United States. Curative is currently operational within a CLIA-certified lab in Los Angeles, CA, Washington, D.C, and Austin, Texas.

Riverside County, The City of Rancho Mirage nor Curative will report undocumented individuals. The City of Rancho Mirage will not have access to individual health information or data. Curative’s testing process is subject to laws and regulations including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Date will only be used or disclosed as authorized in the Curative Notice of Privacy Practices. To view Curative’s Privacy Policy, please click here:

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