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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.

 
  • 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 preferred: Individuals who do not have access to the Internet or need assistance making an appointment online can call the City's Information Line at (562)570-INFO (4636) (open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

    Most test results will be processed within 48 hours.

    Long Beach City College - Pacific Coast Campus 

    1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., 90806
    Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and
    Monday - Friday, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., brought to you by the Port of Long Beach
    Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Testing also available for children under 4 years.
    Dual testing (COVID-19 & Flu) available
    Walk-up Testing Only
    Schedule an Appointment 

    Long Beach City College - Veterans Stadium

    5000 E. Lew Davis Dr., 90808 (Enter on Conant)
    Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Monday - Friday 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    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, 9:30a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
    Testing also available for children under 4 years.
    Dual testing (COVID-19 & Flu) available
    Schedule an Appointment

    Houghton Park 

    6301 Myrtle Avenue
    Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Testing also available for children under 4 years.
    Dual testing (COVID-19 & Flu) available
    Schedule an Appointment

    CSULB (Long Beach State) 

    1250 Bellflower Blvd., 90840 (near the bookstore)
    Monday and Wednesday, 12 - 3 p.m.
    Dual testing (COVID-19 & Flu) available
    Schedule an Appointment


    View additional testing sites across Los Angeles County

  • 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.

  • 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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