This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist was preparing patients’ samples for SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing, using the CDC serologic test. (James Gathany/CDC 2020)

Santa Cruz County’s OptumServe COVID-19 testing site at 500 Westridge Drive in Watsonville has relocated to the Watsonville Veterans Memorial Building, health officials announced last Thursday.

The testing site, now located at 215 E. Beach Street, will run Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“I am pleased that we will continue to provide a premier COVID-19 testing site in downtown Watsonville for the community that also has the capacity to dispense live saving medications to those that need it.” County Supervisor Greg Caput said in a statement. “I am proud of the work our County Health Department has done, along with our partner agencies, to save lives. If you need testing, you can make an appointment or stop by the Watsonville Veterans Memorial Building.”

Residents can make an appointment at or call 888-634-1123.