Coronavirus
Testing

UPDATED May 29, 2020

COVID-19 Testing at the South Bay Galleria
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 at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach.

All tests at the South Bay Galleria will be by appointment only. These tests are free of charge. Los Angeles County has established a website with the City of Los Angeles to schedule appointments.

COVID-19 testing is available to ALL Los Angeles County residents, whether or not you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Priority for the same or next day testing is still given to people with symptoms. Testing is also prioritized for certain critical front-line workers who interact with the public while working. 

The tests provided through this program are mouth swab tests that do not require assistance. Prepare for your appointment by watching this video.

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

Appointments have been filling up quickly. Please continue to check the site for availability at the South Bay Galleria or make an appointment at another LA County site. 

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 the City of Los Angeles' FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions.


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.


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.