Some helpful information about the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have a fever or respiratory illness (cough, difficulty breathing, or shortness of breath), call your doctor’s office or local public health department before going to any healthcare location.
You can contact the Department of Public Health directly at: 213-240-7941, Monday-Friday, 8AM to 5PM. For Afterhours: 213-974-1234.
For updaes on COVID-19 in Los Angeles County and other resources in multiple languages, please go to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health webpage on coronavirus: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
Contact a local healthcare facility to see if they have a telehealth or virtual appointment with a healthcare provider. You may also schedule a Virtual Visit with Providence. Click here for more information or to access the Coronavirus Assessment Tool that will guide you to more information.
Know where to get reliable information:
Beware of scams, false news, and hoaxes surrounding COVID-19. Accurate information, including announcements of new cases in LA County, will always be distributed by Public Health through press releases, social media, and our website. The website has more information on COVID-19 including FAQs, infographics and a guide to coping with stress, as well as tips on handwashing.
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH, County)
- Social media: @lapublichealth
- The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Access Center 24/7 Helpline (800) 854-7771.
Other reliable sources of information about novel coronavirus are:
- California Department of Public Health (CDPH, State)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, National)
- World Health Organization (WHO, International)
If you have questions and would like to speak to someone, or need help finding medical care, call the Los Angeles County Information line 2-1-1 which is available 24/7.
9-1-1 is not for health information! Please keep emergency lines open.