Same-day COVID-19 tests now available for all LA County residents showing COVID-19 symptoms

This public domain illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. In this view, the protein particles E, S and M, also located on the outer surface of the particle, have all been labeled as well. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Artwork by Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM

Free, same-day tests are now available for all LA County residents who have symptoms of COVID-19.  Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

The following factors do not affect eligibility for a COVID-19 test:

  • Immigration status
  • Insurance status
  • Age
  • Underlying health issues

Health equity is central to Los Angeles County’s mission to build a network of free COVID-19 testing sites. There are currently 29 operational sites throughout the County. There are both drive-up and walk-up sites. To ensure the sites prioritize people who need it most, only people who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 are eligible for these testing services at this time.

Appointments are necessary. Here are the steps for getting a test appointment:

  • Visit the website
  • Answer a series of questions. The answers determine if you are eligible for an appointment.
  • If you are eligible, you will receive an appointment confirmation number by email.
  • Bring the confirmation number and photo ID to your appointment.
  • People with no access to the Internet can dial 2-1-1 for help making an appointment.
  • People without a car can be tested as long as they have an appointment. The sites can accommodate pedestrians.
  • There are NO walk-up appointments available for people who do not register.
  • For a full list of locations and answers to questions about testing, go

There is an instructional video to prepare you to take the test. Test results may take up to three to four days. Positive test results will be notified with a phone call. Negative test results will be notified by email.

For more information, visit To schedule a test, visit

As of April 17, the following sites are available:

Antelope Valley Mall (1233 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, CA 91768)

Pomona Fairplex (Gate 17 – W. McKinley/Fairplex Drive)

South Bay Galleria (1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278)

Carbon Health – Echo Park – Walk-Up Only (2110 Sunset Blvd., Suite M, Los Angeles, CA 90026)

Crenshaw Christian Center (7901 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044)

Glendale Memorial Hospital (222 W. Eulalia St., Glendale, CA 91204)

Hansen Dam Recreational Center (entrance on Osborne St., 11798 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace, CA 91342)

High Desert Medical Group (43839 15th St. W., Lancaster, CA 93534

Hotchkin Memorial Training Center (1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012)

VA Parking Lot 15 (at corner of Constitution and Davis, 100 Constitution Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095

Northridge Hospital Medical Center (18460 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge, CA 91325 (enter on Reseda Blvd.)

Lincoln Park (3501 Valley Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90095)

AltaMed Medical and Dental Group — Commerce, Goodrich (972 Goodrich Blvd., Commerce, CA 90022)

AltaMed Medical Group — Pico Rivera, Passons (6336 Passons Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660)

AltaMed Medical and Dental Group — South Gate (8627 Atlantic Ave., South Gate, CA 90280)

Long Beach City College (1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90806)

AltaMed Medical and Dental Group — West Covina (1300 S. Sunset Ave., West Covina, CA 91790)

Charles R. Drew Campus (1731 E 120th St. Los Angeles, CA 90059)

Santa Clarita Testing Site (26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355)

Pasadena Testing Site (1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103)

East LA College (1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754 – b/w Floral & Cesar Chavez)

Avors Medical Group (42135 10th St W ste 101, Lancaster, CA 93534)

Warner Center (6097 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367)

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (8730 Alden Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90059)

Kedren Community Health Center – Walk Up Only (4211 Avalon, Los Angeles, CA 90011)

Altamed Medical Group (2040 Camfield Avenue, Los Angeles, Ca 90040)

Bellflower Civic Center (16600 Civic Center Drive, Bellflower)

The Forum (3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood)

El Monte – San Gabriel Valley Airport (4233 Santa Anita Ave, El Monte)

AltaMed Evaluation and Testing Site – Pennsylvania (1724 Pennsylvania Ave., Los Angeles, 90033)


Same-day COVID-19 tests now available for all LA County residents showing COVID-19 symptoms