David M. Souleles, Director of Orange County Public Health Services announced his retirement on April 23. Mr. Souleles was in charge of Covid-19 testing in the county and exactly one day after Orange County rolled out a Covid-19 testing plan he publicized his retirement.
Orange County has officially set up $65 Covid-19 testing centers for insured and uninsured patients.
UCI Health, Alta-Med and Nhan Hoa Comprehensive Health Care Clinic are named as the primary provider of testing sites. Covid-19 testing centers in Orange County are concentrated around mid-county by Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana and Huntington Beach, Orange and Irvine. A testing site in San Clemente is setup for local patients with a doctors order to be tested.
Private doctors are starting to administer Covid-19 tests throughout Orange County, offering certificates saying you are negative and may go back to work. Orange County Deputy Agency Director, Public Health Services David M. Souleles addressed the elusive paperwork and private practice testing groups in Orange County.