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 medium COVID-19 surge tier.
LA 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.
Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Rapid Tests Now Available at No Cost
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.
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.
Everyone continues to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need help with food, unemployment, or other issues, L.A. Care Community Link can show you services near you.
Enter your zip code at L.A. Care Community Link and select "search". When you're on the resources page, enter "covid19" in the search bar at the top.
You will see related services and help from many different community-based organizations and government agencies.
DON'T FORGET SELF-CARE!
COVID-19 has put all of us under a lot of stress. Some will feel worry, sadness and loneliness.
There are many services here to help anyone who feels stressed, anxious or lonely. CalHOPE is one — a free, crisis counseling, peer support call line (1.833.317.HOPE) to talk you through your struggles.
We're all having to change the way we do things. It's been challenging to our spirits, and can wear us down. L.A. Care Behavioral Health Director Dr. Michael Brodsky talked to KNX News about our pandemic fatigue.
L.A. Care offers more information and resources to help you take care of your mind and spirit, as well as your body.
Understand the importance of social distancing. Know the public health orders in place for all Angelenos.
Want to help others in your community? There are ways to participate in the fight against COVID-19 or support those in need.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has a tip line to report any violations of the safety protocols outlined in the Health Officer Order. Violations can be reported anonymously at 888-700-9995 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., excluding holidays. To report violations online, visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov. Public Health will take action and issue citations for violations, and repeat violations may result in business closure.