COVID Testing

For real time information on testing sites and availability, please visit the LA County COVID-19 testing information website.

Please be sure to get tested if you:

  • Have COVID-19 symptoms: Talk to a doctor and get tested - even if you are fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 in the past. 
  • Have been a “close contact” to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days: If you are fully vaccinated or you have had a positive test for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, you do not need to get tested as long as you do not have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Are part of an outbreak investigation. If you live or work in a place where other people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, you may need to be tested, even if you are fully vaccinated or had COVID-19 in the past.

If you think you need a test, the County encourages you to call your doctor first. Testing is best done by a healthcare provider, so that they can monitor your care.  If you do not have a doctor or are unable to contact them, dial 2-1-1 for a referral to a provider. Find a community testing site near you by visiting the County of Los Angeles COVID-19 Testing web page. Other private COVID-19 testing may be available.

Please note: a COVID-19 test will not protect you and others around you from the virus. Even if you receive a negative result, you should practice physical distancing, wear a face covering, and wash your hands frequently. A negative COVID-19 test does not guarantee that you do not have the virus. With widespread community transmission, there is a daily risk of being infected with COVID-19.

Learn more about COVID-19 testing in LA County.