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 strongly encouraged and can help reduce wait times.
Free At-Home Test Kits
The L.A. County Home Test Collection program is offering free, at-home COVID nasal swab test kit via mail to all L.A. County residents who have COVID-19 symptoms or think they were exposed. Sign up to have a test kit delivered to your home address at http://covid19.lacounty.gov/hometest
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.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District offers testing for students and staff. Learn more on the PVPUSD website.
For guidance and more information about COVID-19 testing, visit the L.A. County Department of Public Health's COVID-19 Testing page.
Report COVID-19 Home Test Kit Price Gouging
As COVID cases increase, so do opportunities for consumers to be victimized by illegal price gouging. In January 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order establishing consumer protections against price gouging on at-home test kits.
If you spot price gouging for COVID-19 rapid tests online or in stores, report it to the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs immediately by using the “Stop Price Gouging” online tool at stoppricegouging.dcba.lacounty.gov or by calling 800-593-8222.