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COVID-19 Testing

PIH Health Urgent Care centers are available seven days a week from 10 am to 8 pm to provide COVID-19 testing for individuals meeting the Los Angeles County Tier One and Tier Two criteria for testing (see below).  Anyone eligible for testing under the Tier Three or Tier Four categories should visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health resources covid19.lacounty.gov/testing. 

Tier One Priority

  • Hospitalized individuals with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Investigation and management of outbreaks, under direction of state and local public health departments (includes contact tracing)

Tier Two Priority

  • All other individuals with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Close contacts of confirmed cases
  • Individuals who are asymptomatic (having no symptoms of COVID-19), who fall into one of the following categories:
    1. Live in higher risk congregate care facilities including skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly, correctional facilities, or homeless shelters
    2. Work in the health care sector who have frequent interactions with the public or with people who may have COVID-19 or have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2. The health care sector includes: hospitals; skilled nursing facilities; long-term care facilities; ambulatory surgery centers; health care providers' offices; health care clinics; pharmacies; blood banks; dialysis centers; hospices; and, home health providers
    3. Work in a congregate care facility, including shelters for people experiencing homelessness and residential care facilities for the elderly
    4. Provide care to an elderly person or a person with a disability in the home, including a person providing care through California's In-Home Supportive Services Program
    5. Work in the emergency services sector who have frequent interactions with the public or with people who may have COVID-19 or have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2. The emergency services sector includes police and public safety departments, fire departments, and emergency service response operations
    6. Work in a correctional facility
    7. Patients requiring pre-operative/pre-hospital admission screening
    8. Patients being discharged from hospitals to lower levels of care

Tier Three Priority

The following individuals who are asymptomatic (having no symptoms of COVID-19), and fall into one of the following categories:

  1. Individuals who work in the retail or manufacturing sectors who have frequent interactions with the public or who works in an environment where it is not practical to maintain at least six feet of space from other workers on a consistent basis
  2. Individuals who work in the food services sector who have frequent interactions with the public. The food services sector includes grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants, and grocery or meal delivery services
  3. Individuals who work in the agricultural or food manufacturing sector who have frequent interactions with the public or who works in an environment where it is not practical to maintain at least six feet of space from other workers on a consistent basis. The agricultural or food manufacturing sector includes food production and processing facilities, slaughter facilities, harvesting sites or facilities, and food packing facilities
  4. Individuals who work in the public transportation sector who have frequent interactions with the public. The public transportation sector includes public transit, passenger rail service, passenger ferry service, public airports, and commercial airlines
  5. Individuals who work in the education sector who have frequent interactions with students or the public. The education sector includes public and private childcare establishments; public and private pre-kindergarten programs; primary and secondary schools; and public and private colleges and universities

Tier Four Priority

Tier Four would be implemented when the state's testing turnaround time, as monitored by CDPH, is less than 48 hours.

Other individuals not specified above including those who are asymptomatic but believe they have a risk for being actively infected as well as routine testing by employers

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