In order to increase COVID-19 testing access for symptomatic individuals in the community, Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories (PDL) will establish a designated location for COVID-19 testing of patients with provider referral.

The site in the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital parking lot will open on Tuesday, April 21.

Below are details for accessing this testing:

Testing will be done by appointment only. Patients must receive a referral from their health care provider (physician or nurse practitioner). 

No walk-in patients will be accepted, and patients must have an order for the test before arriving at the PDL testing site.

The testing site will be a PDL tent in the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital parking lot at 351 S. Patterson Ave., near the Emergency Department.

Patients with appointments for COVID-19 testing should arrive at this outdoor site only. No other PDL locations will currently be offering testing.

Patients must wear a facemask to the testing site.

In accordance with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department requirements, the patient and patient’s household members are required to isolate until a negative test result is received. 

Expected turnaround time for results is 24-72 hours. Patients who test positive will be notified by their primary-care physician. 

Please feel free to call the PDL Client Service Center with any questions: 805.879.8100.