Coronavirus
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What L.A. County Residents and Employers Need to Know About COVID-19 Testing Now
The county is strongly encouraging residents who have insurance to first contact their primary care provider for testing. If you are unable to receive testing through your provider, please visit covid19.lacounty.gov/testing for availability at a Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City, state-operated or community testing site such as CVS.

 

COVID-19 Testing
We have been working with Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the city of Redondo Beach and Providence Little Company of Mary to support COVID-19 testing efforts in Redondo Beach.

COVID-19 Testing at BCHD's Campus at 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach
Attention: The last day for COVID-19 testing at BCHD was Sunday, June 13. For alternate testing locations, please visit the County's website: covid19.lacounty.gov/testing.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recommends testing for:

  • Anyone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status or recent infection.
  • Unvaccinated people who have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 infection or who has had a potential exposure.  
  • Unvaccinated people who spend time indoors around a lot of people not wearing masks, whether they’ve had symptoms or not.  

If you're unsure if you need a test, check with your health care provider. Unless you have specific symptoms, live in a high-risk setting or have had close contact with someone who has a confirmed positive case of COVID-19, you may not need to be tested, and your health care provider can talk with you about your concerns. If you don’t have a doctor, call 211 to get a referral. Essential workers should also consider their risk exposure history in consultation with their provider, their occupational health advisor and public health.

If you are a Kaiser Permanente member, click here to get testing and services through your provider's system.

Click here to determine eligibility and schedule a COVID-19 test

To prepare for your appointment, watch this video

Note: If you are experiencing acute symptoms such as severe shortness of breath or are in distress related to COVID-19 symptoms, contact your physician. If it is an emergency, dial 911.

For more questions about testing, please visit covid19.lacounty.gov/testing for answers to frequently asked questions. View the County's guidance based on test results here.


Volunteer for the COVID-19 Clinical Study for Patients at Increased Risk of Worsening Symptoms

This clinical study is evaluating whether an oral study drug reduces the duration and/or severity of illness among people recently diagnosed with COVID-19 who are at increased risk of worsening symptoms.

Currently, there are no approved oral treatments for COVID-19. If you have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, participation in this study can be an option to consider not only for yourself, but as an important contribution to the global effort to move beyond COVID-19.

This study may be an option for you if you are at least 18 years old and meet all the requirements below:

  • You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 5 days and have not tested positive previously
  • You have not received and do not plan to receive the COVID-19 vaccine while in the study
  • You have recently developed symptom(s)

Note: These are not the only eligibility criteria for this clinical research study. A clinical research team member will help determine if this study is right for you based on all participation criteria.

What to expect:

  • Participants will be randomly assigned (by chance) to receive the COVID-19 Study Pill or placebo
  • Participants will receive 10 doses over 5 days
  • Participants will have at least 6 scheduled follow-up visits
  • Participants will track their health and report their symptoms

VIEW CLINICAL STUDY FLYER
VIEW COVID-19 TREATMENT STUDY OVERVIEW

If you are interested in learning more about this clinical trial, please reach out to your local study site using the contact information below. The study team will answer your questions and see if you qualify to participate.

Contact a study member to learn more:
Lightship
(858) 290-6133
CovidStudy05@lightship.com
www.covidpillstudy.com/recently-diagnosed-at-risk


Nearby Testing Sites on the LA County COVID-19 Testing website that offer no-cost (free) testing

  • Angeles Community Health Center – Gardena (1030 W. Gardena Blvd., Gardena)
    No appointment necessary - register in person (Walk-up only)
  • The Forum Kiosk by the County of Los Angeles (3900 W. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood)
    No appointment necessary - register in person (Walk-up only)
  • Crenshaw Kiosk by the City of Los Angeles (5732 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles)
    No appointment necessary - register in person (Walk-up only)
  • Providence Wellness & Activity Center by OptumServe (470 N. Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington)
    By appointment (Walk-up only)
  • Gonzales Park by the County of Los Angeles (1101 W. Cressey St, Compton)
    No appointment necessary - register in person (Walk-up only)
  • MLK Medical Campus by the County of Los Angeles (12021 S. Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles)
    No appointment necessary - register in person (Walk-up only)
  • Total Testing Solutions - Ladera Heights (5401 S Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles)
    No appointment necessary - register in person (Drive-up and walk-up)

Participating community clinics, providers and other agencies may ask for your insurance information or ask you to enroll in a government program so that they can get reimbursed for the cost of the test. If you are unable or unwilling to provide this information, some sites may charge a sliding scale fee. The County does not endorse or regulate all COVID-19 testing sites. Please make sure to read and ask about any costs for a COVID-19 test.

Testing Sites in the Beach Cities

Hermosa Beach

  • CVS Pharmacy—Hermosa Beach (155 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach)
    310-372-4345
    Test type: Molecular Lab test (PCR)
    Drive-thru testing by appointment, referral not required, testing for all patients ages 3 and up
  • CVS Pharmacy—Hermosa Beach (4235 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach)
    310-373-6847
    Test type: Rapid-result antigen test
    Testing by appointment, referral not required, testing for all patients ages 3 and up

Manhattan Beach

Redondo Beach

  • CVS Pharmacy—Redondo Beach (316 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach)
    310-540-9183
    Test type: Molecular Lab test (PCR)
    Drive-thru testing by appointment, referral not required, testing for all patients ages 3 and up
  • Exer Urgent Care—Redondo Beach (725 S Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach)
    424-296-3100
    Test Type: PCR, Antigen
  • Same Day Health—Redondo Beach (401 S Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach CA 90277)
    Test Type: PCR, Rapid Antigen
    Outdoor walk up, virtual doctor consultation required, insurance accepted
  • UCLA Health Redondo Beach Primary & Specialty Care (514 N Prospect Ave, Unit 103, Redondo Beach)
    310-937-8555
    Appointment required, referral required, tests limited to certain patients
  • Walgreens—Redondo Beach (2321 Hawthorne Blvd, Redondo Beach)
    Test Type: Diagnostic Lab Test (PCR)
    Testing by appointment, referral not required, testing for all patients ages 3 and up
    Drive-thru testing available

El Segundo

  • Walgreens—El Segundo (331 N Pacific Coast Highway, El Segundo, 90245)
    Test Type: Diagnostic Lab Test (PCR)
    Testing by appointment, referral not required, testing for all patients ages 3 and up
    Drive-thru testing available

Torrance

  • Walgreens—Torrance (4142 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance 90505)
    Test Type: Diagnostic Lab Test (PCR)
    Testing by appointment, referral not required, testing for all patients ages 3 and up
    Drive-thru testing available
  • Walgreens—Torrance (2976 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance CA 90505)
    Test Type: Diagnostic Lab Test (PCR)
    Testing by appointment, referral not required, testing for all patients ages 3 and up
    Drive-thru testing available

Gardena

  • Rite Aid—Gardena (1208 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, 90247)
    (310) 372-9029
    Drive-thru testing by appointment only, referral not required, testing for all patients ages 4 and up

COVID-19 Testing Through Your Health Care Provider
Please note, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is asking people with insurance to first contact their medical provider to request COVID-19 testing through their own networks to ensure the testing sites help those who need it the most.

If a person develops symptoms of COVID-19 and has reason to believe they may have been exposed, they should call their health care provider or local health department before seeking care. Please do not call 911 to request testing for COVID-19 and please do not go to local emergency rooms unless you are seriously ill and require emergency care.  If you don’t have a provider, call 2-1-1 for help finding a clinician near you.


BCHD COVID-19 Testing & Vaccination Site Successes


FAQs on COVID-19 Antibody Testing
What is antibody testing?
Antibody testing is a serum or blood test for antibodies to COVID-19. These tests can show if an individual has or has had the infection whether symptomatic or not.

What does antibody testing tell us?
Antibody testing tells us if an individual has or has had the infection but does not prove immunity at this time. More research needs to be done. 

What is the purpose of antibody testing?
Antibody testing helps us better understand how widespread COVID-19 is in our community, especially among individuals who have been infected and show no symptoms. 

LA County and USC COVID-19 Antibody Testing 
LA County and the USC Price School of Public Policy conducted a COVID-19 antibody study, in order to better understand and track the spread of COVID-19 in LA County. A random sample of 1,000 LA County adults living within 10 miles of testing sites were contacted for participation. They were selected to create a representative sample of LA County's adult population. Tests were conducted on April 10-11 across six testing sites in the county. 

Plasma Donations
If you’ve recovered from COVID-19, you may have antibodies in your plasma that attack the virus. Please consider donating plasma to help those in need. Visit UCLA Health or the American Red Cross for more information.