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TESTING FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019
(COVID-19)

If you are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19, stay at home and contact your medical provider. If you do not have a primary care doctor, contact the City’s Public Health Info Line at (562) 570-INFO (4636). You can also learn more about the symptoms of COVID-19 and how to care for yourself or someone in your home. See below for available testing options.

 
  • Primary Care Provider or Healthcare Center Testing

    We strongly encourage all Long Beach residents who are interested in being tested to first contact their Primary Care Provider or Healthcare Center about receiving a test at their facility. If you do not have access to this care or are unable to contact them, free testing is available at the locations below.

  • Long Beach Testing Sites

    Free diagnostic testing in Long Beach is available for anyone interested in getting testing for COVID-19. 

    If employees do not have symptoms and have not had any recent close contact with someone who has COVID-19, they do not need to get tested before returning to work. Businesses that do require that their employees be tested should work with their insurance providers or private testing organizations to provide this testing for employees. 

    Appointments required: Appointments can be made online and are prioritized for those 65 years or older; individuals with underlying chronic health conditions; and first responders, critical government workers, grocery workers, and health care professionals. Individuals who do not have access to the Internet or need assistance making an appointment online can call the City's InfoLine at (562)570-INFO (4636) (open Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm).

    Most test results will be processed within 72 hours.

    Long Beach City College - Pacific Coast Campus * **

    1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., 90806
    Monday through Friday, 10am-1pm
    Testing also available for children under 4 years.
    Dual testing (COVID-19 & Flu) available
    Schedule an Appointment 

    Jordan Plus High School 

    171 W. Bort St., 90805
    Monday through Friday, 7am-7pm
    No residency restrictions - anyone is eligible to test.
    Schedule an Appointment or call (888) 634-1123

    Long Beach City College - Veterans Stadium* **

    5000 E. Lew Davis Dr., 90808 (Enter on Conant, turn on Faculty)
    Monday through Friday, 10am-1pm; Monday-Friday 3:00-6:00 pm
    Testing also available for children under 4 years.
    Dual testing (COVID-19 & Flu) available
    Schedule an Appointment

    Cabrillo High School * **

    2001 Santa Fe Ave., 90810 (Enter on Hill)
    Saturday & Sunday, 10am-1pm & 3pm-5pm 
    Testing also available for children under 4 years.
    Dual testing (COVID-19 & Flu) available
    Schedule an Appointment

    Harbor District * **

    2100 W. Anaheim St., 90802
    (Southwest corner of Anaheim and Ninth streets, entrance on Ninth Street)
    Weekdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. 
    On-site registration will be available for Port-related personnel. Appointments are required for the general public.
    Dual testing (COVID-19 & Flu) available
    Schedule an Appointment

    Rapid Assessment Clinic (RAC)  

    Located at Long Beach City College - Pacific Coast Campus (PCC)
    1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., 90806
    Monday through Friday, 10am-1pm 
    If you are experiencing symptoms and cannot get an appointment for a test, you can visit the RAC (walk-up/non-vehicle based). You will receive a medical evaluation and if symptoms are confirmed, we will administer a free COVID-19 test. Residents can also make an appointment in person at the RAC. 
    Dual testing (COVID-19 & Flu) available

     

    *Location will also test Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood, Paramount and Compton residents who are not showing symptoms.

    **Location also tests samples for influenza (flu).

    +Location offers non-vehicle based testing.

    View additional testing sites across Los Angeles County

  • CVS Testing

    CVS Health is offering free COVID-19 testing to residents in select states, including California. Patients must legally reside in the state where the test is given and be 18 years of age or older.

    Long Beach residents must schedule an appointment at CVS in advance. Results typically take 2-4 days but may take 5-7 days in times of peak demand, and are made available via an emailed link.

    What To Bring When Testing at CVS

    You will need to show proof of your identity and birthdate. You'll also need to show your appointment confirmation, either by email or text message. Be sure to have your mobile phone in case they need to reach you.

    Long Beach CVS Locations:

    5020 Long Beach Blvd. (at Del Amo)
    Long Beach, CA 90805

    1250 East Pacific Coast Highway (between Orange and Walnut)
    Long Beach, CA 90806

  • Rite Aid Testing

    Select Rite Aid locations are offering free COVID-19 testing to anyone with a government-issued ID. Patients must be 18 years of age or older and must pre-register online to schedule an appointment at a Rite Aid.

    The sites will utilize self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists and will operate weekdays from 10 a.m to 8 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Results typically take 2-7 days, though due to the current volume of test processing, your test results may take longer than expected. Results will be made available to you through the email address you provide at registration.

    What To Bring When Testing at Rite Aid

    Patients must provide government-issued ID.

    Nearby Rite Aid Locations offering testing:

    107 S. Long Beach Blvd.
    Compton, CA  90221

    2059 S. Garey Ave.
    Pomona, CA 91766

  • COVID-19 Mobile Testing

    Mobile testing is available for those who cannot leave their residences for various reasons (such as mobility issues or underlying health conditions). Mobile testing can be done at residences or facilities such as sober living homes, skilled nursing facilities, and other congregate facilities.

    Learn more about mobile testing and view upcoming "Pop-up Mobile Testing" events.

    To request mobile testing, complete this form or call the Public Health Info Line at (562) 570-4636 (open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm). Testing is available Monday through Friday. 

  • When to Seek Emergency Care

    If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, you should get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include:

    • Trouble breathing
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion
    • Inability to be roused/awakened
    • Bluish lips or face

    Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.

  • Isolation and Quarantine

    • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, or been told by a clinician that you are presumed to be positive, you are required to isolate yourself at home.
    • Regardless of the outcome of your test, if you had close contact with someone who has or is likely to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days, you are required to quarantine yourself at home.
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