COVID-19

Where To Get a Rapid COVID-19 Test in Los Angeles?

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso6 Apr 2022

As of November 2021, Los Angeles has a 86% COVID-19 vaccination rate and 1,520,504 total reported COVID-19 cases reported. The 7-day daily positivity rate is .98%.

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Rapid COVID-19 Testing Locations in Los Angeles, CA

COVID-19 testing is widely available in Los Angeles at several locations. County-operated testing sites use a PCR test collected by nasal swab, but rapid tests can be scheduled here. Below are a few additional facilities throughout Los Angeles that offer COVID-19 rapid testing.

Testing SiteSite InformationAppointment Information
CVS Pharmacy 

10889 Wellworth Avenue 

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Required
CVS Pharmacy

1030 Colorado Blvd 

Eagle Rock, CA 90041

Required
Walgreens Drive-Thru Testing

2551 W Main St.

Alhambra, CA 91801

Required
Comprehensive Community Health Centers, Inc.1704 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA 90041Required
California State University5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90032Required - Available Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Walgreens Drive-Thru Testing Required

PCR COVID-19 Testing Sites in Los Angeles, CA

There are several locations where you can get a PCR test for COVID-19 in Los Angeles, including pop-up locations. A PCR test typically takes between 24-48 hours to receive your results. Appointments are currently not needed at LA County and the City of LA testing sites but can still be made, and are preferred. 

It is important to know that some locations require appointments and a health screening before getting tested. You should also call each clinic to find more information about appointments and the criteria required for getting tested. Below is a chart that includes locations where you can get a test:

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

Testing SiteSite InformationAppointment Information
Edendale Library - Echo Park

2044 Reservoir St.

Los Angeles

No appointment necessary - Register in person
LA Union Station

800 N. Alameda St. 

Los Angeles

No appointment necessary - Register in person
Clinical Romero - Pco/Westlake (Alvarado)

123 S. Alvarado Street

Lost Angeles

No appointment necessary - Register in person
Angeles Community Health Center - Los Angeles

1919 W 7th Street 1st Floor

Los Angeles

No appointment necessary - Register in person
Lincoln Park

3501 alley Blvd.

Los Angeles

No appointment necessary - Register in person
Universal Community Health Center

1924 Adair Street

Los Angeles

No appointment necessary - Register in person
Kedren Community Health Center

4211 Avalon

Los Angeles

No appointment necessary - Register in person
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church

4269 S. Figueroa St.

Los Angeles

No appointment necessary - Register in person
East LA College

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez

Monterey Park

No appointment necessary - Register in person
Los Angeles County - Crenshaw Area Office

3606 West Exposition Blvd.

Lost Angeles

Required
Axis Clinical Trials

5800 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles

Required
Angeles Community Health Center - Huntington Park

6208 Seville Ave

Huntington Park

No appointment necessary - Register in person
City of Bell

6480-6410 Atlantic Ave. 

Bell

Required
Crenshaw Kiosk

5732 Crenshaw Blvd.

Los Angeles

No appointment necessary - Register in person
DoctorNow - Robertson Blvd. 

181 N. Robertson Blvd.

Beverly Hills

No appointment necessary - Register in person
Family Health Care Centers of Greater Los Angeles

6501 Garfield Ave.

Bell Gardens

Required
Watts Healthcare Corporation

10300 Compton Ave. 

Los Angeles

Required
ChapCare Pasadena

1595 N. Lake Avenue

Pasadena

Required
South Gate Park Kiosk

9615 Pinehurst Ave.

South Gate

No appointment necessary - Register in person
The Forum Kiosk

3900 W. Manchester Blvd.

Inglewood

No appointment necessary - Register in person
DPH - North Hollywood Health Center

5300 Tujunga Ave.

North Hollywood

Required
Southern California Medical Center - Pico Rivera

8825 Whittier Blvd

Pico Rivera

Required
MLK Medical Campus

12021 S. Wilmington Ave.

Los Angeles

No appointment necessary - Register in person
Whittier Narrows - The Meadow Area

751 Santa Anita Ave.

South El Monte

No appointment necessary - Register in person
Downey - Rancho South Campus

12840 Dahlia Ave

Downey

No appointment necessary - Register in person
ChapCare Vacco Health Center

10408 Vacco Street, Suite A

South El Monte

Required
Gonzales Park 

1101 W. Cressey St.

Compton

No appointment necessary - Register in person
El Monte Comprehensive Health Center - DHS10953 Ramona Blvd.Required
San Gabriel Valley Airport

4233 Santa Anita Ave.

El Monte

No appointment necessary - Register in person
Santa Monica College

2800 Airport Avenue 

Santa Monica

Required
Southern California Medical Center - El Monte

12100 Valley Blvd. Ste 109A

El Monte

Required
Angeles Community Health Center - Gardena

1030 W. Gardena Blvd. 

Gardena

No appointment necessary - Register in person
Southern California Medical Center - Van Nuys

14550 Haynes St.

Van Nuys

Required
Bellflower City Hall

16600 Civic Center Drive

Bellflower

No appointment necessary - Register in person
Sepulveda Recreation Center

8825 Kester Avenue

Panorama City

No appointment necessary - Register in person
Balboa Park

5903 N. Balboa Blvd.

Van Nuys

Required
San Fernando Park

208 Park Ave.

San Fernando

No appointment necessary - Register in person
Memorial Park North Recreation Center

320 N. Orange Ave.

Azusa

No appointment necessary - Register in person
El Cariso

13100 Hubbard Street

Sylmar

Required
Valley Urgent Care

9335 Reseda Blvd. #100

Northridge

No appointment necessary - Register in person
Southern California Medical Center - Long Beach

1627 East Anaheim St.

Long Beach

No appointment necessary - Register in person
Serenity Care Health Group

2100 E. Anaheim St. #B

Long Beach

Required
Providence Wellness & Activity Center

570 N. Hawaiian Ave

Wilmington

Required
Southern California Medical Center - Pomona

502 W. Holt Ave

Pomona

Required
College of the Canyons

26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.

Santa Clarita

No appointment necessary - Register in person
ParkTree Community Health Center - Holt

1450 E. Holt Avenue

Pomona

Required
Palmdale Hammack Center

815 E Avenue Q6

Palmdale

No appointment necessary - Register in person
High Desert Regional Health Center - DHS

335 E Avenue I

Lancaster

Required
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When To Get a COVID-19 Test

According to the CDC, these are the current guidelines for getting tested for COVID-19:

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Most people who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
    • Fully vaccinated people should be tested 3-5 days following known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
    • People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered do not need to get tested following exposure as long as they do not develop new symptoms.
  • Unvaccinated people who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot physically distance themselves as needed to avoid exposure, such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded or poorly-ventilated indoor settings.
  • People who have been asked or referred to get tested by their healthcare provider, or state, tribal, or territorial health department.

The Cost of a COVID-19 Test

While COVID-19 tests are available at no cost nationwide at health centers and select pharmacies, most COVID-19 diagnostic tests end up costing between $100 and $200 due to additional fees, office visit costs, and administering the test. The fees will depend on your health insurance status, the test you receive, your site of care, and your symptom severity. 

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Bottom Line

There are many locations in Los Angeles where you can get a rapid and PCR COVID-19 test. However, you should be aware of appointment requirements and additional fees. Call ahead to see if your preferred facility offers PCR or rapid testing. 

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