NEWS: Free COVID-19 Testing for Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced expanded free COVID-19 testing for Los Angeles residents, prioritizing same or next day testing appointments for individuals over 65 and those who have underlying chronic health conditions.

 The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles and CORE (Community Organized Response Effort), is providing free COVID-19 testing to Los Angeles County residents. The tests provided through this program are mouth swab tests that do not require assistance. At this time, testing is limited in Los Angeles to people with symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath.


Same or next day testing appointments are prioritized for:

Tests are also prioritized for first responders, critical government workers, grocery workers, and health care professionals. Those individuals should inquire at their affiliated hospital, medical center or employer for information about how to schedule a test.


The City is launching a new walk-up testing site in South Los Angeles at the Kedren Community Health Center.  Most of the City’s testing sites are drive-through sites, where people are tested from their cars. Recognizing that many people don’t have cars, the city is opening a second walk-up site in an area that serves the African American Community. You must make an appointment at



For more information and to schedule your test, please CLICK HERE to go to the LA CITY WEBSITE.

To find out more about the testing process, please watch the video below.

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