Testing in LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Free COVID-19 testing is available to all County of Los Angeles residents at a variety of County and City of LA drive-up and walk-up locations. Appointments are not required, but can help reduce wait times.
The following factors do not affect eligibility for a COVID-19 test:
- Immigration status
- Insurance status
- Underlying health issues
Test results may take up to three to four days. Positive test results will be notified with a phone call; negative test results will be notified by email.
FDA-APPROVED HOME SAMPLE COLLECTION KITS
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized an at-home sample collection kit that can then be sent to specified laboratories for COVID-19 diagnostic testing. Specifically, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) to Everlywell, Inc. for the Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit. Everlywell’s kit is authorized to be used by individuals at home who have been screened using an online questionnaire that is reviewed by a health care provider. This allows an individual to self-collect a nasal sample at home. The FDA has also authorized two COVID-19 diagnostic tests, performed at specific laboratories, for use with samples collected at home using the kit. The kit and associated tests are available by prescription only.
TESTING IN MALIBU
The City of Malibu partnered with Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) and Malibu Medical Group to conduct drive-thru COVID-19 tests at Malibu City Hall at numerous times since the start of the pandemic.
Priority was initially given to first responders, front-line medical workers, and employees at essential businesses, as well as those at highest risk, including seniors, individuals with underlying health conditions, those who care for individuals at high risk, and any residents exhibiting symptoms, before opening the testing to the greater Malibu community.
In all, a total of 3,314 individuals were tested with 56 positive results.
The City of Malibu is extremely grateful to the many dedicated staff and volunteers who helped make the drive-thru testing at City Hall possible.
Malibu Medical Group
Dr. Lisa Benya, who served as the lead doctor supervising the testing, has decades of experience serving the Malibu community and treating patients of all ages suffering from numerous health conditions. Dr. Benya and her partner physicians at Malibu Medical Group are dedicated to quality, research-based care. Learn more about Dr. Benya and Malibu Medical Group at MalibuMedicalGroup.com.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZED RELIEF EFFORT (CORE)
CORE is a global emergency and disaster relief non-profit organization founded by Malibu resident, actor, activist, and philanthropist Sean Penn. Locally, CORE worked with City of Los Angeles officials to run operations at some coronavirus drive-thru testing facilities throughout Southern California, and continues to help the City of LA ensure safe and equitable distribution of the vaccine as it becomes available. Learn more about CORE at COREresponse.org.