Today, the City of San Gabriel announced a new COVID-19 testing center at the Herald Christian Health Center. This new testing location is available to all asymptomatic essential workers and those with COVID-19 symptoms and features English, Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking staff.
“I want to applaud the Herald Christian Health Center for taking the lead by launching this testing site,” said San Gabriel Mayor Denise Menchaca. “There is a tremendous need for these services in the West San Gabriel Valley.”
COVID-19 testing at the Herald Christian Health Center is free, does not require patients to have health insurance and is provided regardless of immigration status. Those who may receive testing include individuals who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 and all healthcare workers, social workers, grocery store workers, restaurant workers, food service employees, seniors aged 65 and up and patients with chronic diseases.
“We’re happy to serve our community with these much-needed tests for our essential workers,” said Pollyanna Lee, Operation Director at the Herald Christian Health Center. “Our health care professionals look forward to serving those who speak English, Mandarin and Cantonese in our region.”
The Herald Christian Health Center is a federally qualified health clinic, acquiring over 1,000 COVID-19 test kits. Acquisition of these test kits has allowed the clinic to generously provide testing for the region. The test is a polymerase chain reaction test which is one of the tests approved by the CDC and FDA for COVID-19. The test is a self-administered nasal swab under the supervision of a healthcare professional and results are reported to patients within 2-3 days.
Those who wish to receive a test must call 626.286.8700 to schedule an appointment. The testing site is located at 923 South San Gabriel Boulevard in San Gabriel.