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COVID-19 and children

Showing any of the following emergency warning signs? Call 911 and go to the Emergency Room.

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

If your child is a patient of Sansum Clinic Pediatrics Department:

  • Call the Pediatrics office at (805) 563-6211 to provide background information.
  • A nurse will contact you as soon as possible to schedule a COVID-19 test and evaluation, if needed.
  • If your child is scheduled for a COVID-19 test at the Pediatrics Department, it will be a drive-up appointment and you and your child do not need to get out of the car. The scheduler will give you specific instructions.
  • Our pediatricians require both a negative COVID-19 test and a telehealth evaluation prior to providing a clearance note.
  • If your child’s symptoms are concerning and you cannot wait for a call back, go to Urgent Care at 215 Pesetas Lane .

If your child is not a patient of Sansum Clinic Pediatrics Department:

  • Contact your Pediatrician for a COVID-19 test and evaluation.
  • If you do not have a Pediatrician, Sansum Clinic’s Urgent Care is an option for you:

Sansum Clinic Urgent Care

  • Address: 215 Pesetas Lane
  • Phone: (805) 563-6110
  • COVID-19 Services Available:
    • Medical evaluation and testing for patients with symptoms or exposure
    • Testing for personal use
    • Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee the availability of rapid testing
  • Appointments:
    • Walk up appointments are available daily from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm.
    • If your child has a Sansum Clinic MyChart account, you can try to schedule a Same Day Appointment on MyChart, as availability allows.
    • In times of high demand, our Urgent Care wait time is long. We are sorry for this inconvenience.

Other local testing options to consider:

COVID-19 Vaccines:

Sansum Clinic offers COVID-19 vaccines to eligible patients. For the latest information on who is eligible, Visit