Omni Family Health seeks donations during COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted at 3:20 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 18:20:40-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The COVID-19 pandemic has led to shortages of medical supplies and personal protective equipment used to protect frontline healthcare workers and the patients they treat.

Omni Family Health is asking for PPE donations to support the health and safety of their providers, staff, patients and the communities they serve.

As such, Omni is in need of cloth mask donations for our patients in need.

Surgical masks, N95 masks, face shields, disposable medical gowns and hand sanitizers are also in short supply, and donations of these supplies are also appreciated.

You can make a difference by donating today; please contact them at

“While we are pleased with universal masking policies which provide protection for our staff and patients, such recommendations have increased the need for medical supplies and PPE. Although we have been able to keep up with demand fairly well,” stated Dr. Grace Tidwell, associate medical director, “we are now pressed for supplies and are looking to our community for help.”

Before coming to a health center, Omni encourages patients to call 800-300-OMNI (6664) to be evaluated for an in-person visit or a telehealth appointment.

A telehealth appointment is a safe and convenient way to ask a medical question, have a prescription re-filled, or speak to a mental health provider about concerns one may be experiencing during this unprecedented time.

Currently, patients can schedule telehealth appointments with providers during daytime, evening and weekend hours.

Check here for more information.

Coronavirus Testing Sites - Kern County

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State-Provided Sites
  • Must have an appointment
  • Free, but if have insurance they will bill
  • No screening criteria

Kern County Fairgrounds
1142 South P Street, Building 4, Access Gate 27

Rosamond Library
3611 Rosamond Blvd, Rosamond CA 93560

Arvin Public Health
204 S Hill Street, Arvin

Wasco Library
1102 7th Street

County-Provided Sites
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  • Operating with existing provider

Oildale - Good Samaritan Hospital
901 Olive Drive, Bakersfield
  • For Registration call (661) 215-7725
  • Drive-Thru Only
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 8 pm, Saturday 8 am - 12 pm

Ridgecrest - Ridgecrest Regional Hospital
1081 N. China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest
  • For Registration: Text the word "testing" to 833-774-4968 Or Call 866-774-9984
  • Drive-Thru Only
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Delano - Delano Regional Medical Center
1401 Garces Hwy, Delano
  • No Drive-Thru option
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Kern River Valley - Kern Valley Hospital
6412 Laurel Ave, Mt Mesa Wheelchair Logo
  • For Registration call (760) 379-2681 ext 267
  • Drive-Thru Only
  • Hours: Wednesday - Thursday from 7 am - 2 pm.
Tehachapi - Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley
1100 Magellan Dr 93561

Lamont - Kern County Library
8304 Segrue Road, Lamont, CA 93241
  • For registration call 661-869-6018
  • Drive-Thru and Walk-Up<
  • Testing available for ages 5+ only; parents must be present and give consent for children
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 am - 2 pm; Tuesday, Thursday 2 pm - 7 pm

Taft - West Side Health Care District
  • For Registration call (661) 765-1935
  • Drive-Thru<
  • TTesting available for all ages; parents must be present and give consent for children
  • Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 1 pm & 3 pm – 7 pm; Saturday 11 am – 3 pm