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Know Your Testing Options

With COVID-19 cases surging in LA County, the Department of Health Services is reminding residents of their options to get tested for COVID-19.

If you have insurance, start by contacting your doctor, local hospital, clinic or visit your local pharmacy.

If your employer or school requires a test, go through your job or educational facility.

If you don’t fall under these categories, free County-sponsored PCR tests are available through the options below.

Book a Test at a County or Partner Site

New dual COVID-19/Flu test offered at all
Los Angeles County Community Testing Sites!

With the COVID-19 pandemic on the rise, flu season is also here.  Both are viruses that can cause upper respiratory illness – symptoms like coughing, wheezing, and fever.  Many people with chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity are at increased risk for serious complications from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and influenza (flu virus).

Now you can get tested for COVID-19 and flu (Influenza A and B).  If you have symptoms of cough, fever, and body aches, some Los Angeles County Community Testing locations offer test results for both viruses, so you can more appropriately treat your sickness. For Dual COVID-19/FLU (influenza A and B) Testing Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Testing is currently recommended, regardless of vaccination, if you:

  • Have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Have been a “close contact” to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days  *If you have had a positive test for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, you do not need to get tested as long as you do not have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Are returning from international travel, even if you are fully vaccinated
  • Are part of an outbreak investigation
    If you live or work in a place where other people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, you may need to be tested, even if you are fully vaccinated or had COVID-19 in the past.
  • Are NOT fully vaccinated and
    • Work or study in a place where COVID-19 vaccination or regular testing is required
    • Participate in organized youth sports, including school sports teams.
    • Are a teacher or student in school
    • Traveled outside of California (within the United States). Testing is recommended 1-3 days before and 3-5 days after travel. See Travel Advisory

For more information, visit the COVID-19 Testing page on the LA County Department of Public Health website.

**** As the holidays approach, LA County offers guidelines on how to stay safe while spending time with loved ones.   Click here:  http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/holidays.htm

LA County COVID-19 Community Testing – Weekly Dashboard

This dashboard summarizes COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Molecular test at Community Testing Sites in Los Angeles County. Click here to view dashboard.

Additional information on Countywide COVID-19 testing can be found on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health DashboardLong Beach Public Health Dashboard, and the Pasadena Public Heath Dashboard.