Important Update

COVID-19 testing at our Park Ave. location will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

  • Procedures on Tuesday, May 31 should be tested on Friday, May 27.
  • Procedures on Wednesday, June 1 should be tested on Tuesday, May 31.

On this page, you'll find information about getting tested for COVID-19 at Loma Linda University Health. You'll also find links to more COVID-19 information.

At this time, COVID-19 tests are only available at our facilities with an order from your physician. Please contact your primary care provider to determine if a COVID-19 test is clinically indicated.

Learn more about COVID-19 testing cost, billing and insurance.

Community Testing

If you would like to be tested for COVID-19, please refer to the following sites for testing locations in your community:

Testing for Current Patients and Employees

Testing is available for current patients (before procedures or admission) and employees.

1790 West Park Ave., Redlands, CA 92373

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I get tested for COVID-19?

You should get tested for COVID-19 in certain situations, including if you have symptoms or if it's been at least five days since you were in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. Learn more about who needs COVID-19 testing on the CDC's website.

When should I go to the hospital?

If you’re experiencing mild to moderate fever, cough or difficulty breathing and think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, call your doctor. Your doctor will help you understand what to do next based on your unique health needs. Most people are able to recover from COVID-19 by resting at home.

If you are experiencing the following severe symptoms, please visit the emergency room or call 911:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

Which type of test should I get?

Most people should get a viral test for COVID-19, which checks for a current infection. A positive viral test means the virus was detected in your body. A negative test means the virus was not detected.

An antibody test checks for signs that your body has defenses against COVID-19. You may have a positive antibody test if your body has already fought off COVID-19 or if you've received a vaccine. A negative antibody doesn't necessarily mean you don't have defenses, and isn't recommended to check if you're protected from serious COVID-19 illness. Visit the CDC's test for past infection page to learn more about antibody tests.

You can be infected with COVID-19 again even if you have antibodies. While the risk of reinfection is low for at least six months after you're infected, you should continue to practice all preventive measures. 

At this time, both viral and antibody COVID-19 tests are only available at our facilities if your physician requested one for you.

What should I do if my test is positive?

If your viral test is positive for COVID-19, you may want to contact your provider (especially if you're at higher risk for more severe illness). They'll consider your medical history and help you decide the best option for you. Most people recover from COVID-19 at home in about two weeks — you will need to isolate from others for at least five days and mask for five days after that. If your symptoms get worse during that time and you become concerned, contact your provider or seek care immediately.

Visit the CDC's viral testing page to learn more about what to do if your test was positive.

What should I do if my test is negative?

If your viral test is negative for COVID-19, the virus was not detected in your body and you are likely not infected. Visit the CDC's viral testing page to learn what to do if you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 or you have symptoms and believe you received a false negative.