Los Angeles is a busy city with a large community. This is why it is especially important to ensure you are healthy and Covid-free while on the move. We’ve compiled a list of resources in the area that provide a same-day rapid PCR test in LA as well as in-home options for your convenience.
Local testing options
There are several locations that many would not think of that are using their space as a resource for testing. While this list will help you find a site, make sure to give them a call or go to their website for further details and the most up-to-date information. You may also need to complete a pre-screening questionnaire.
Free Covid testing is available for those ages 4+. Same-day appointments are available. Testing can be scheduled on their site.
Walgreens pharmacy offers Covid-19 drive-thru services for ages 3+. You must complete a short questionnaire, then add which location you prefer. You can book your appointment at their website.
LA County Website
The county website offers a search engine feature to match your preferences. It matches you to community sites that meet your date, time, or needs, such as drive-thru testing. To begin, visit their site.
Travel considerations in California
The California Department of Public Health is currently advising you to try and restrict travel until you are vaccinated and continue to wear a mask, especially on public transportation. If you aren’t vaccinated, you should get tested for Covid before and after your trip.
The Governor and Mayor both ask that travelers hold off on non-essential travel and quarantine for fourteen days when returning to the state. LAX requires anyone entering from another state or country to complete a form online that certifies that the passenger has read and understood the CDC’s latest travel guidance. Updates can be found at their website, Fly LAX.