COVID-19 Testing Sites
TESTING CAPACITY CONTINUES TO EXPAND AT LA COUNTY-SUPPORTED SITES
L.A. County-supported testing sites have the capacity to test up to 55,000 residents a week, an increase from 40,000 slots, to better reach vulnerable communities
As the need for COVID-19 testing continues to rise, the County of Los Angeles is expanding testing capacity at current sites and opening new sites in high-need areas. Due to this expansion, County-supported testing sites will have the capacity to test up to 55,000 residents a week.
Appointments are available at the following County-operated sites this week:
- Beach Cities Health District – 514 N Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
- Bellflower City Hall –16600 Civic Center Drive, Bellflower, CA 90706
- College of the Canyons – 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355
- East LA College – 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754
- MLK Medical Campus – 12021 S. Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90059
- Montebello Civic Center – 1600 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, CA 90640
- Palmdale Hammack Center – 815 E Avenue Q6, Palmdale CA 93550
- Panorama City – 14665 Roscoe Blvd, Panorama City, CA 91402
- Pomona Fairplex Gate 17 – 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA 91768
- Rancho South Campus – 7799-7701 Golondrinas St., Downey, CA 90242 – new site opening Tuesday, August 4th
- San Gabriel Valley Airport – 4233 Santa Anita Ave., El Monte, CA 91731
- South Gate Park – 4900 Southern Ave., South Gate, CA 90280
- The Forum – 3900 W. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305
In preparation for the construction of the first-of-its-kind MLK Child and Family Well-being Center and to ensure the safety of residents, the site at Charles R. Drew University will relocate to the MLK Medical Campus on Tuesday, August 4th:
- MLK Medical Campus – 12021 S. Wilmington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059 – effective Tuesday, August 4th
The MLK Medical Campus will accommodate walk-up testing. Nearby drive-up testing sites, including at the Forum in Inglewood, are open for testing. The MLK Child and Family Well-being Center will bring comprehensive services to children, adolescents and families. In partnership with County Departments of Health Services, Public Health, Mental Health and Children and Family Services, the Center will feature a specialized Pediatric Medical Hub Clinic for children in foster care, an Autism Wellness Center, and a Family Justice Center. To learn more, visit https://bit.ly/39IxSLl.
Four new County-supported testing sites, operated by Optum Serve, will begin to offer appointment availability this month:
- Compton – Gonzales Park – 1001 W. Cressey St., Compton, CA 90222 – opening Monday, August 10th
- Florence Firestone – Leon Washington Park Community Center, 8908 Maie Ave., Los Angeles CA 90002 – opening Monday, August 10th
- Azusa – Memorial Park Gymnasium - 340 N. Orange Ave., Azusa, CA 91702 – opening Tuesday, August 11th
- MacArthur Park – Mexican Consulate – 2401 W. 6th, Los Angeles, CA 90057 – opening Wednesday, August 12th
Two additional sites, operated by Optum Serve, will be adding additional capacity starting Monday, August 10th:
- California State University, Los Angeles - 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032
- Hawthorne Memorial Center - Betty Ainsworth Sports Center - 3851 W El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250
In total, this will add capacity to test an additional 8,500 residents a week.
“We are focused and committed to reducing the disparities of COVID-related illness across our communities of color and these additional sites are an important step, among broader efforts, to expand access to testing and halt the spread of this disease,” said L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “While this virus doesn’t discriminate, many of our vulnerable communities are bearing a heavier burden. We will continue to take every step necessary to address the underlying economic and other factors driving this epidemic.”
“Expanding testing capacity among the communities that need it most is one of our top priorities as we address the impact of COVID-19 here in LA County,” said Dr. Christina Ghaly, Director of the Department of Health Services. “This is an equity and access issue and a big step in the right direction as we strengthen our support for vulnerable communities.”
COVID-19 testing is also offered at City of Los Angeles supported sites, State-supported testing sites through Optum Serve and Verily, select CVS, Rite-Aid, Federally Qualified Health Clinics, and other testing partners.
L.A. County residents seeking testing should contact their provider first, if they have one. Testing at all County and City-operated sites is prioritized for people with COVID-19 symptoms, people working or living in high-risk places such as skilled nursing facilities, group homes and residential care facilities, persons experiencing homelessness, and people who were in close contact with someone with COVID-19. More information on criteria can be found by clicking here.Testing availability is subject to change and testing is by appointment only. Visit https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ or https://coronavirus.lacity.org/testing to view the full list of testing sites, find the most up-to-date information on availability, and to make an appointment.
Published by COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center
COVID-19 Testing is Available. Get Tested.
LA County takes this opportunity to remind residents that COVID-19 testing is available. We strongly encourage all LA County residents who are interested in being tested to first contact their Primary Care Provider or Healthcare Center about receiving a test at their facility. If you do not have access to this care or are unable to contact them, free testing is available across the County.
Currently, priority is given to those within either of the following categories:
- Symptomatic persons with the following symptoms: Fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell
- Asymptomatic persons: 1) Persons over age 65; 2) Those with a chronic medical conditions, or 3) Essential workers (in janitorial, security, airport, government, health care, and food & grocery groups. View a complete list of the essential workers group here.)
- Symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals in congregate institutional settings.
If you're unsure about your symptoms, and don't have a primary care provider, contact our COVID-19 Nurse Advice Line at (844) 804-0055. This free service is provided by LA County's Department of Health Services (DHS) and is available 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
COUNTY AND STATE-RUN COVID-19 TESTING SITES ARE ALL OPEN
June 5, 2020
Contact: Los Angeles County Joint Information Center - COVID-19 firstname.lastname@example.org
LA County and State run testing sites are all open. Residents can make an appointment by visiting the County COVID-19 testing website. Same day appointments are available at State operated OptumServe sites.
“We are committed to ensuring that testing is widely available to people who need them,” said Dr. Christina Ghaly, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. “Through our collaborative work with community clinics and other healthcare providers we are working to meet the needs of the community and provide seamless care for patients.”
For the latest information on COVID-19 testing sites or to make an appointment, please visit covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/.
Los Angeles County is adding more COVID – 19 testing sites to serve all residents of the communities. Testing is available by appointment only! As of 04/14/20, the following test sites are accepting appointments and are fully operational.
- Antelope Valley Mall
- East Lost Angeles College
- Lincoln Park
- Altamed Medical - Commerce
- Pomona Fairplex
- Altamed Medical – Pico Rivera
- South Bay Galleria
- Altamed Medical – South Gate
- Carbon Health – Echo Park
- Altamed – West Covina
- Crenshaw Christian Center
- Long Beach City College
- Torrance Memorial Providence Medical Center
- Kaiser Permanente