COVID-19 Testing for Los Angeles & Orange County Residents

Free tests are now available for all L.A. County residents whether or not they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

Those who are experiencing Coronavirus symptoms will be prioritized for same day or next day testing. Symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Fever or chills
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of sense or smell

You should contact your Health Care Provider to get a test at their facility.  If you do not have this care, testing is available across the county; there are drive-up and walk-up testing sites.  Testing is available by appointment only.  Here are the steps for getting a test appointment:

  • Click here to find a testing site near you (Los Angeles County & Orange County)
  • Answer a series of questions. The answers determine if you are eligible for an appointment.
  • If you are eligible, you will receive an appointment confirmation number by email.
  • Bring the confirmation number and some type of personal identification to your appointment.
  • People with no access to the Internet can dial 2-1-1 for help making an appointment.
  • For a list of frequently asked questions, go to
  • Watch this helpful instructional video to prepare you to take the test.

The turnaround time for test results may vary.  Positive test results will be notified with a phone call.  Negative test results will be notified by email, text, or phone call.

The following factors do not affect eligibility for a COVID-19 test:

  • Immigration status
  • Insurance status
  • Age
  • Underlying health issues

For more information, visit COVID19.CA.GOV.

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