Know Your Testing Options
If you have insurance, start by contacting your doctor, local hospital, clinic or visit your local pharmacy.
If your employer or school requires a test, go through your job or educational facility.
If you don’t fall under these categories, free L.A. County-sponsored PCR tests are available (see below).
Free L.A. County Testing Sites
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.
For more information and a list of testing sites, visit covid19.lacounty.gov/testing. To schedule a test, visit la.fulgentgenetics.com/appointment.
Free At-Home Test Kits
Free COVID-19 Home Tests Available for Pickup
Free at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are now available for pickup to RPV residents at two City parks.
Two test kits (each containing two tests) per household are available for pickup at the front desks at Hesse Park and Ryan Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Proof of RPV residency, such as an ID or utility bill, is required.
These iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test kits were provided to the City for distribution by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH). Please note that while the tests have a July 2022 expiration date, both the DPH and the California Department of Public Health have endorsed the emergency use of COVID-19 home antigen tests beyond their expiration date until further notice. Learn more by reading the DPH Guidance (PDF).
Hesse Park is located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard and Ryan Park is located at 30359 Hawthorne Blvd.
If you have questions, please contact Hesse Park at 310-544-5350 or Ryan Park at 310-544-5362.
The U.S. government is offering American households four free rapid antigen COVID tests this winter sent via USPS. Order yours today at COVIDtests.gov. Orders will ship free, usually in 7-12 days. Learn more at: covidtests.gov/faq
If you have difficulty accessing the internet or need additional support placing an order, you can call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489) to get help in English, Spanish, and more than 150 other languages – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday–Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday.
The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is also available to specifically help people with disabilities place their orders. To get help, call 1-888-677-1199, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, or email DIAL@usaginganddisability.org.
For those who have questions about eligibility, the online ordering form, shipping, or delivery, you can contact the USPS Help Desk at 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777).
L.A. County Home Test Collection Program
The L.A. County Home Test Collection Program offers free, at-home COVID nasal swab test kits via mail to all L.A. County residents who are age 65+ or are unable to leave their home and have symptoms of COVID/think they were exposed to COVID-19. Sign up to have a test kit delivered to your home address at: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/home-test-collection-program/. PCR test kits can also be picked up at various locations in L.A. County.
Insurance Reimbursement for At-Home Tests
Insurance companies are now required to reimburse you for 8 tests per month for each individual on the plan up to $12 per individual test. Your health plan may cover the cost of your test if they have a network of pharmacies or retailers already setup. Alternatively, they may provide you reimbursement for the cost of over-the-counter tests regardless of the price if they have yet to set up a network of pharmacies or retailers.
The best way to find out is to contact your health plan or insurer to determine if they provide direct coverage or if you might need to submit a claim for reimbursement.
Visit covidtests.gov for more information on reimbursements.
Private Testing on the Peninsula
Several urgent care facilities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula offer COVID-19 tests. For information about costs and insurance coverage, as well as types of tests offered, please check with the facility.
Oceanfront Urgent & Primary Care
31236 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
For more information, call 310-544-2121 or visit oceanfrontuc.com.
Rancho Palos Verdes Urgent Care
28900 South Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
For more information, call 424-702-0500 or visit urgentmednetwork.com.
Exer Urgent Care
395 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
For more information, call 424-323-3500 or visit: https://www.exerurgentcare.com/urgent-care-rolling-hills-estates/
Palos Verdes Medical Group
550 Deep Valley Drive #319, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
For more information, call 310-544-6858, email email@example.com or visit: https://pvmedgroup.com/covid19/
Urgent Care 3D
827 Deep Valley Drive #100, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
For more information, call 424-903-8507 or visit: http://www.urgentcare3d.com/palos-verdes
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.