TESTING FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)
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 CVS and at City of Long Beach testing locations (see below).
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 register in advance at CVS.com to schedule an appointment at MinuteClinic.com. 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
Long Beach Testing Sites
Free diagnostic testing in Long Beach is available for anyone with symptoms of COVID-19. Certain locations are also testing Long Beach residents and essential workers who may have been exposed but are not showing symptoms. See below for more information.
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 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.
Rapid Assessment Clinic (RAC)
If you are experiencing symptoms and cannot get an appointment for a test, you can visit the RAC. You will receive a medical evaluation and if symptoms are confirmed, we will administer a free COVID-19 test. The RAC is located at Long Beach City College - Pacific Coast Campus (PCC), 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806 and is open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Most test results will be processed within 72 hours.
Long Beach City College - Pacific Coast Campus * +
1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., 90806
Jordan Plus High School * +
171 W. Bort St., 90805
Long Beach City College - Veterans' Stadium* ** +5000 E. Lew Davis Dr., 90808
Monday through Friday, 3pm-5pm
Do not eat or drink 20 minutes before appointment. Enter on Conant.
Jordan High School * ** +6500 Atlantic Ave., 90805
Thursday through Sunday, 3pm-5pm
Do not eat or drink 20 minutes before appointment.
Cabrillo High School * ** +
2001 Santa Fe Ave., 90810
*Location will also test essential workers who are not showing symptoms. Essential workers include: first responders, critical government workers, grocery workers, and health care professionals.
**Location will also test Long Beach residents who are not showing symptoms.
+Location offers non-vehicle based testing.
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). Residents can also make an appointment in person at the City's Rapid Assessment Clinic at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus (PCC), 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, 7 days a week.
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. To request mobile testing, complete the form available here 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.