Health/Testing

Testing in L.A. is now available on a limited basis

April 2: The city is now asking all residents to wear cloth face masks while doing essential tasks during the Safer at Home emergency. Do NOT use surgical or N95 masks, instead use bandanas or other cloth masks. This is to prevent those who may be asymptomatic from spreading COVID during essential tasks.

Please visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/Testing to find out if you are eligible for free COVID-19 testing by the City of L.A. Schedule an appointment now.   

As of April 17, 2020, our nearest testing facility is at the VA Parking Lot 15 in West Los Angeles/Brentwood. As of this date as well, testing is limited to those experiencing symptoms or having been exposed to known COVID-19 sufferers.

Por favor visita la pagina Coronavirus.LACity.org/Testing para determinar si eres elegible para recibir una prueba de detección del COVID-19 gratis ofrecida por la Ciudad de L.A. Haz una cita ahora.

Lost health insurance? You can apply for Covered California through June 30, 2020

Californians who have lost their employment now have a ready path to healthcare coverage during the COVID-19 crisis either through Medi-Cal or the plans offered via Covered California, thanks to a partnership between Covered California and the CA Dept of Health Care Services (DHCS).
Effective Friday, March 20, Covered California opened the health insurance exchange to any eligible uninsured individuals who need health care coverage amid the COVID-19 national emergency.

In their March 20 press release, Covered California stated, “All medically necessary screening and testing for COVID-19 are free of charge, and all health plans available through Medi-Cal and Covered California offer telehealth options.” DHNC has additionally put new steps in place to insure that those eligible for Medi-Cal can sign up easily, and get covered immediately.

Anyone who meets Covered California’s eligibility requirements, which are similar to those in place during the annual open-enrollment period, can sign up for coverage through the extended deadline of June 30, 2020.
Learn more and sign up for coverage at https://www.coveredca.com/

Keep yourself healthy

Wondering what you can do to keep yourself healthy and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus? Check out these tips from the Mayor’s Office in addition to the answers to Frequently Asked Questions from the L.A. County Department of Public Health! You can also read the message from the Palms NC President regarding CODIV-19. And here’s another resource of more detailed information if you can’t find your specific answers elsewhere.

What you can do:

Use healthy hygiene practices

If you are sick, stay home. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Cover your cough or sneeze. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

If you have recently traveled in an area with coronavirus infections and are showing symptoms, monitor your health and seek medical attention.

Plan ahead

As Angelenos living in earthquake country, we know the importance of personal preparedness on any given day. Have extra food, water, medical supplies, and emergency kits. Talk to your family, friends, and neighbors to develop emergency plans.

Stay informed

Stick with official sources for accurate and up-to-date information, including www.cdc.gov and publichealth.lacounty.gov. You can sign up for our City’s Mass notification system at NotifyLA.org.

What You Need to Know about Novel Coronavirus
Hand Washing Procedures from LA County Public Health

Other Related Health Issues

Do you have questions about how your condition may be impacted by COVID-19? Or have other health related questions due to the COVID-19 crisis? If you cannot reach your primary care provider, or do not have one, here are some additional resources that may be helpful.

Diabetes FAQ from the American Diabetes Association
Pre-diabetes advice during COVID-19 from Lark
Advice from Asbestos.com for cancer patients and COVID-19