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
Visit COVID19.LACounty.gov/Testing to find a convenient testing site. Watch a helpful instructional video to prepare you for the test.
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.
BEWARE OF FAKE COVID TESTS AND TESTING SITES
COVID-19 pop-up testing sites should not ask for personal information, such as banking info or your social security number. If you believe you visited a fake testing site or purchased a fake test, call 800-593-8222 or file a report with LA County’s Department of Consumer and Business Affairs.
If you believe your personal or financial information was stolen, follow these tips to avoid and report identity theft.
AT-HOME TESTING KITS
- Pick up a testing kit at 13 testing sites across LA County - “Pick-Up Test Kits,” the same used at all County-operated testing sites, test for both COVID-19 and Influenza (A and B). Pick-Up Test Kits are available without an appointment until daily supplies are exhausted.
- Order a Free Package to Your Home - Visit the USPS website to order a free COVID-19 test package with four free tests mailed to your home.
- Use Your Medicaid, CHIP or Private Health Insurance Coverage - Read a statement on the Biden-Harris Administration’s requirement for insurance companies and group plans to cover testing, frequently asked questions, and requirements.
- Visit a Community-Based Free Testing Site - Find your nearest community-based testing site for COVID-19.
- Enroll Your Facility into Operation Expanded Testing Today - OpET provides no-cost testing to childcare centers, K-12 schools, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), under-resourced communities, and congregate settings, such as homeless shelters, domestic violence and abuse shelters, non-federal correctional facilities, and other qualified sites.
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.
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 Efforts (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-through 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.