Cedars-Sinai is here for you, and we are committed to your health and safety. As COVID-19 cases climb steeply in our community, Cedars-Sinai is currently scheduling only medically essential procedures and surgeries.
If you need routine medical care or have a medical problem, call your doctor right away, as you normally would, to determine the appropriate next step—whether it’s a phone or video appointment, an in-person visit or a trip to the ER or urgent care.
Our emergency room remains available 24/7 for life threatening issues, and our urgent care locations and outpatient offices continue to be fully staffed and open for all patients.
How We Are Keeping You Safe
Patients who visit Cedars-Sinai for emergency care and medically essential procedures and surgeries can expect the following safety precautions:
- Screening and temperature checks for every person entering our facilities, including staff.
- Universal masking of employees, physicians and patients at all times.
- Physical distancing in our waiting areas and clinical areas.
- Increased thorough cleaning and disinfection for all common areas and clinical spaces.
- Limited visitors to our facilities. Find details about our visitation policy here.
- Designating specific zones for COVID-19 patients, separating patients as appropriate.
Schedule Your COVID-19 Test Online
Cedars-Sinai now offers COVID-19 testing with results available within 48–72 hours. A doctor’s referral is not necessary, and you do not need to be a Cedars-Sinai patient. Repeat testing for patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 90 days is not available at this time. See FAQ for additional details.
COVID-19 Recovery Program
- For patients experiencing persistent symptoms after COVID-19
- Comprehensive initial evaluation by infectious disease and pulmonary specialists
- Further evaluation as needed by a range of specialists, such as cardiology, neurology, and psychology experts
- Access to clinical research trials
Post-COVID-19 Cardiology Clinic
- Treatment by highly trained cardiologists and imaging specialists
- High-risk patients with a history of heart conditions like heart failure or diagnosed hypertension
- Continued symptoms like persistent shortness of breath, palpitations, an inability to move as easily or as much as before and/or other cardiac symptoms
- Participation in clinical research into the long-term effects of the virus on the heart
Planning Your Visit to Cedars-Sinai
Due to high patient volume, we are pausing surgeries and procedures that can be safely postponed, so that we can effectively care for patients most in need. If you do need to seek medical care immediately, you can depend on Cedars-Sinai to keep you safe—whether in our operating rooms, clinics, laboratories or medical offices.
What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Antibody Testing
We are proud to participate in important research on antibody testing to gain a better understanding of the body's immune response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. We are not offering antibody testing for low-risk patients or members of the general public with no suspicion of recent infection at this time. Your primary care provider can advise you on whether an antibody test is appropriate for you.