It is important to get tested for COVID-19 infection if you develop symptoms, even if you are fully vaccinated. Testing is also recommended for unvaccinated people who have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 infection or who has had a potential exposure. COVID-19 testing remains widely available across the county.
Testing is an important tool to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks, however testing alone will not stop the spread of COVID-19. Identifying cases early provides an opportunity to contain outbreaks before they spread using contact tracing, isolation and quarantine directives, workplace mitigation strategies, targeted vaccination strategies, and alignment of appropriate resources. This includes county mobile teams and community health workers to get in quickly to reduce any chances that outbreaks will spread.
Free L.A. County Testing
Free COVID-19 testing provided by the County of Los Angeles is available to all residents at drive-up and walk-up testing sites. Appointments are currently not needed and you are able to register on-site at L.A. County and City of L.A. testing sites. Appointments can still be made and can help reduce wait times.
Private Testing on the Peninsula
Several urgent care facilities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula offer COVID-19 and antibody testing. For information about costs and insurance coverage, please check with the facility.
Rancho Palos Verdes Urgent Care
28900 South Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
COVID-19 testing and antibody testing are available. For more information, call 424-702-0500 or visit urgentmednetwork.com.
Exer Urgent Care
395 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Palos Verdes Medical Group
550 Deep Valley Drive #319, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Palos Verdes Medical Group offers drive-thru COVID-19 testing, as well as antibody testing, on the fourth (top) floor of the Promenade on the Peninsula mall. Testing is by appointment only and open to both PVMG patients and community members. Call PVMG at 310-544-6858 or email email@example.com for any questions or to schedule a Telehealth visit.
American Red Cross Testing Donations for COVID-19 Antibodies
The American Red Cross now tests all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies.
The antibody test is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the coronavirus, regardless of whether an individual developed symptoms. Red Cross blood, platelet and plasma donations are tested using samples obtained at the time of donation and sent to a testing laboratory, where the samples also undergo routine screening and infectious disease testing. A positive antibody test result does not confirm infection or immunity.
Red Cross donors can expect to receive the results of their antibody test within 7 to 10 days through the Red Cross Blood Donor App or on the donor portal at redcrossblood.org.
For guidance and more information about COVID-19 testing, visit the L.A. County Department of Public Health's COVID-19 Testing page.