Resources, assistance and what you need to know about the novel coronavirus
LOS ANGELES COUNTY-WIDE ALERT: Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, Los Angeles County is now in the high COVID-19 surge tier.
L.A. County DPH strongly recommends that we all wear a well fitted mask such as a N95, KN95 or KF 94 in indoor settings.
If you are interested in learning more about the best masks for you and your loved ones, then please access this webpage.
To learn more about the current and future COVID-19 surge status in Los Angeles County then please access this webpage.
Access to COVID-19 Therapeutics is Now Available Through “Test to Treat” Program
COVID-19 therapeutics are oral anti-viral medications that can help prevent serious illness, hospitalization or death in individuals at elevated risk for poor outcomes should they get infected with COVID-19.
Through the Federal government’s recently-launched “Test to Treat” program, eligible patients can walk into a limited number of local pharmacies and clinics to get tested and treated on the same visit. A limited number of CVS Minute Clinics in L.A. County are currently participating and can be found here.
If you test positive for COVID-19 and have questions on which treatment is right for you, please contact your medical provider or call the L.A. County COVID-19 information line at 833-540-0473, 8:00 am - 8:30 pm daily. You can also visit the Federal therapeutics locator to find available therapeutics near you.
For more information on available COVID-19 therapeutics, please visit the County’s Medicine to Treat and Prevent COVID-19 page.
NO-COST OVER-THE-COUNTER RAPID TEST KITS
Medi-Cal beneficiaries may obtain up to eight (8) over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid antigen tests per month at no cost through pharmacies enrolled as Medi-Cal providers.
L.A. Care members in our commercial L.A. Care Covered ™ Plans and PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan may obtain up to eight (8) over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid antigen tests per month at no cost, either through an L.A. Care network pharmacy or L.A. Care’s mail order pharmacy.
Medicare will cover up to eight (8) over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid antigen tests per month at no cost, through participating pharmacies for Cal MediConnect (CMC) members. Please visit the Medicare website for a partial list of participating pharmacies. CMC members can also use their quarterly $125 Over-the-Counter (OTC) benefit allowance to purchase FDA-approved COVID-19 rapid antigen tests online at Walmart.com or in-store at participating retailers.
All U.S. households can order an over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid antigen test from the federal government at COVIDtests.gov at no cost.
Visit our rapid test information page for details.