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COVID-19 Testing

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

  • COVID-19 Testing

    If you have health insurance, we strongly encourage you to contact your doctor or health plan to get tested. Doctors and health plans are responsible for providing COVID-19 testing to patients assigned to them.   

    If your employer or school requires a test, go through your workplace or school to get tested. They may offer free tests. 

    If you do not have health insurance, don’t worry. There are many ways to get free COVID-19 tests. You can get free COVID-19 testing at the participating locations listed here! 

    View additional testing sites across Los Angeles County

    Reviewing your PCR Test Results: 

  • Free COVID-19 Testing

    Starting November 20, 2023, every U.S. household is eligible to order an additional 4 free at-home tests. If you did not order tests this fall, you may place two orders for a total of 8 tests. To order, click here. 

    Increasing Community Access to Testing for COVID-19 

    The U.S government will continue to make COVID-19 tests available to uninsured individuals and underserved communities through existing outreach programs. The ICATT program has been providing no-cost COVID-19 testing for uninsured people who are symptomatic or exposed. 

  • At-Home Tests

    How to use an At-Home Test?

    • Check the expiration date. If an antigen self-test is past its expiration date, it may still be good to use.  

    • Follow the manufacturer’s step by step instructions exactly. 

    • Keep all parts of the test kit out of reach of children. 

    • Make sure that you understand your test results. 

    How to check if you can use the test beyond its expiration date?

    • Most at-home tests can safely used past the date on the box. Check the FDA's At-Home COVID-19 Test page to see if the expiration date of your test kit has been extended. 
  • 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:

    233 East Willow Street
    Long Beach, CA 90806

  • 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.
  • Test to Treat

    COVID-19 Test to Treat 

    The Biden-Harris Administration launched a nationwide Test to Treat initiative, that has been expanded to give individuals an important way to rapidly access free lifesaving treatment for COVID-19. In this program, people are able to get tested and – if they are positive and treatments are appropriate for them – receive a prescription from a health care provider, and have their prescription filled all in one location. These “One-Stop Test to Treat” locations are available at hundreds of locations nationwide, including pharmacy-based clinics, federally-qualified community health centers (FQHCs), and long-term care facilities. People will also continue to be able to be tested and treated by their own health care providers who can appropriately prescribe these oral antivirals at locations where they are being distributed. 



    Test to Treat Locations in the City of Long Beach: 

    CVS Pharmacy #8876 
    233 East Willow Street 
    Long Beach, CA 90806 
    (562) 989-9868 

    To search by zip code for US locations (including Test to Treat) that offer oral medication, use the federal Test to Treat Locator.


    California Department of Public Health is offering a contracted telehealth provider, Sesame Care, to support equitable access to COVID-19 treatments. This program provides access to a prescriber for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are symptomatic so that they may be evaluated for treatment. If you are positive for COVID-19 and have any symptoms, you can CLICK HERE to connect to a free medical provider, or call 1-833-686-5051. 

  • 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.