Public Health

Where & How To Get A Rapid COVID Test in Los Angeles?

Alyssa Orcuilo23 Jan 2021

Quick Digest:

  • As of January 22th, Los Angeles County has had 1,054,802 confirmed COVID cases with 14,894 COVID related deaths
  • People are still encouraged to stay 6-feet away from others and wear masks when in public
  • You can receive a rapid COVID test in Los Angeles at UrgentMED, Reliant Urgent Care, and Quick Stop Urgent Care.
     

Los Angeles COVID-19 Situation Updates

  • Virus transmission in the county is rated as widespread by the governor's reopening regime, which places the area in Tier 1 and keeps schools and most nonessential businesses closed.
  • The State continues to record an unprecedented surge in the level of community spread of COVID-19. The Regional Stay Home Order, announced December 3, 2020, and a supplemental order, signed December 6, 2020, will go into effect at 11:59 PM the next day in regions with less than 15% intensive care unit (ICU) availability.
  • The county has reported cases in 344 cities or communities. East Los Angeles has tallied the most.

The number of hospitalizations is growing.

Rapid COVID-19 Testing Sites In Los Angeles, CA

Rapid coronavirus test is a type of COVID test that determines if the virus is present in your body. The test results are available in 15 minutes. Not all COVID-19 testing locations conduct rapid COVID tests. To learn more about the differences between tests, click here.

Los Angeles International Airport started providing three places to get a rapid coronavirus test as well- Terminal 2, Terminal 6, and Tom Bradley International Terminal, costing travelers $150 per test. Operated by Clarity Lab Solutions, the tests are standard PCR nasal swab tests that provide results within 24 hours.

Testing SiteCost (out-of-pocket)Site information
Dr. David Nazarian$225

9301 Wilshire Blvd Suite 405,
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210

877-760-3558

UrgentMEDMust inquire

9726 Venice Blvd
Culver City, CA, 90232

310.202.1300

Quick Stop Urgent CareMust inquire

1445 N.La Brea ave.

Los Angeles, California 90028

(323) 798-5158

AND

215 N. Allen ave.

Pasadena, California 91106

(626) 817-9002

Reliant Urgent Care, Downtown Los AngelesMust inquire

814 Francisco St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

310-620-1421

Reliant Urgent Care, MontebelloMust inquire

2300 W Beverly Blvd Montebello, CA 90640

626-594-9471

You can get a PCR test for COVID-19 at several clinics in Los Angeles

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website, there are several clinics you can call to see if you can get tested for coronavirus COVID-19. It is recommended to first check-in with your primary care provider and see if they're conducting COVID-19 testing. If your doctor is not testing for the virus, you can call your local urgent care.

Additionally, if you think you had COVID-19 in the past, you may qualify to get an antibody test

NOTE: testing positive for the antibodies does not confer immunity and does not exempt you from wearing a face-covering or practicing social distancing.

UC San Francisco, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, and Stanford are all offering tests for the novel coronavirus. Here's where you can get a coronavirus test:
**Please call each clinic to find more information about appointments and criteria to get tested.

Testing SiteSite information
Antelope Valley Public Health Center335-B East Avenue K6
Lancaster, CA 93535
661-471-4861
Central Public Health Center241 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 240-8204
Curtis R. Tucker Public Health Center
 
123 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 419-5325
Glendale Public Health Center
 
501 N. Glendale Ave
Glendale, CA 91206
(818) 500-5762
Dodger Stadium1101 Scott Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
Lincoln Park

3501 Valley Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA

Consulate General of Mexico

OptumServe

2401 W 6th St.

Los Angeles, CA

See the full list here.  

Please call each clinic to find more information about appointments and criteria to get tested.

Healthcare Can Be Confusing, Here Are More Resources:

Resources:

How to Self-Quarantine

 http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/chs/Docs/DPH-Clinics.pdf

Frequent Updates on Outbreaks, Numbers to Call and Testing Sites:

http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

Los Angeles Ramps Up:

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-16/california-coronavirus-tests

 More On How Testing Works:

https://www.wired.com/story/everything-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus-testing

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