Symptoms, Testing, and More

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH, County) - Coronavirus information

Common Symptoms
Common symptoms in a person infected with COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. If you are having difficulty breathing or keeping fluids down, go to an emergency room or call 911 right away.

Updated 7/28
The Walgreens Pharmacy located at 11800 Artesia Blvd. in Artesia is offering COVID-19 testing at no cost for eligible patients. Learn more here: English | Spanish

Updated 7/14
Los Angeles County is changing scheduling platforms for COVID-19 testing at its nine operated testing sites. The new platform was developed by Fulgent Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLGT), the lab used at the County-run sites.

The new platform was designed to provide more user-friendly experience that directly interfaces with the lab, reducing the number of errors in data processing and minimizing the number of participants who might experience a delay in getting their results due to a mismatch in demographic information associated with the test kit.

The platform also allows residents to cancel an appointment, making that slot available for another resident to schedule. The new platform will also enable the lab to collect and validate insurance information in order to bill an individual’s insurance if the person has coverage, making community-based testing more sustainable. Testing at all County-sponsored sites will continue to be free of charge regardless of insurance coverage.

Schedule a test through the new Fulgent platform site.

Updated 4/14
L.A. County opens a new drive-up COVID-19 testing in the parking lot of the Bellflower Civic Center at 16600 Civic Center Drive. Testing availability will include anyone showing symptoms, with priority given to those who are over the age of 65 or have chronic health conditions. Appointments must be scheduled by clicking the link below.

Updated of 4/13
City and County driving-thru/walk-up testing has been expanded to ALLSYMPTOMATIC residents in LA County. Click here to see testing sites. Priority will still be given to high-risk populations.

The city of Los Angeles launched mobile COVID-19 testing for employees, caretakers, and residents of assisted living facilities. Requests for testing need to be completed by the facility Administrator or Medical Director. The following sites are eligible:

  • Facilities who house the elderly, chronically ill, or debilitated
  • Nursing Homes
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Respiratory Hospitals

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

Home Quarantine Instructions for Close Contacts of COVID-19
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FAQs for People Exposed to COVID-19

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Medical Providers
If you are looking for a medical provider in the area, view this list to help find one: