The slow roll-out of Covid-19 testing capabilities has been a constant topic of consternation and discussion for the last two months. LA County has begun to add capability and testing sites. While tests are still limited and thus available only for those most at risk, The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce has provided a summary of new testing options.
New Covid-19 testing capabilities for Los Angeles County
LA County is ramping up COVID-19 testing sites, opening three additional locations on April 3, 2020 and developing many others countywide. The sites opening April 3 are at the Pomona Fairplex (Gate 17 – W. McKinley/Fairplex Drive), the South Bay Galleria (1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278), and the Antelope Valley Mall (1233 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, CA 91768). The testing is by appointment only. Walk-up appointments are not available. At this time, testing is limited in Los Angeles. We are working to expand testing as quickly as possible to provide this service to all Angelenos who need it. For the moment, these tests are strictly limited to residents of Los Angeles County who are in the most high-risk categories and most vulnerable. Individuals eligible for testing at this time include:
- Those with symptoms who are 65 and older
- Those with symptoms who have underlying chronic health conditions
- Those who are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period due to a confirmed COVID-19 exposure (with more than 7 days of quarantine remaining)
For people who prefer not to visit a drive-through test center, there are a limited number of tests available at a walk-in clinic. Select the Carbon Health-Echo Park location on the appointment registration website.
For more questions about testing, please visit our FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions.