Community Leaders In Los Angeles Offering Free Testing and Telehealth for Marginalized Communities
LOS ANGELES, CA — This Friday and Saturday afternoon there will be free Covid-19 tests offered in Culver City. For those interested in getting screened for the antibodies and if they are currently infected, details are listed below.
April 24, 2020 — 1:00pm – 5:00pm
In Partnership with Blackbird House, 10600 Virginia Ave., Culver City, CA 90232
April 25, 2020 — 1:00pm – 5:00pm
9405 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Sponsored by Hackman Capital Partners, The Culver Studios and Culver City Forward
Free COVID-19 testing is available for under and uninsured Angelenos this Friday and Saturday courtesy of Shared Harvest Foundation’s myCovidMD® initiative. Participants will be screened by licensed medical professionals using the CDC screening tool and given a rapid, point of care pinprick COVID-19 IgM and IgG antibodies test.
myCovidMD® is a joint initiative of the Shared Harvest Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3, Shared Harvest Fund social enterprise technology, and Emerge Telemedicine, powered by the My Own Doctor platform. myCovidMD® includes community-based testing, free telehealth services, and matches residents with critical Crisis Buddies amidst the rapidly scaling COVID-19 global pandemic.
The small, grassroots nonprofit’s goal is to:
- Deliver 10,000 rapid tests for COVID-19
2. Deliver 50,000 or more live and video-assisted COVID-19 telehealth screenings
3. Facilitate rotating “pop-up” drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in underserved communities across the U.S.
To sign up for testing, as a volunteer or to donate to your community, please go to covidmd.org. Fundraiser at GoFundMe can be found here.
Shared Harvest, a Los Angeles-based social enterprise launches myCovidMD® and myCovid19.live – a free telehealth and online portal that together, safely connect residents to resources in real-time, by real people.
The initiative is powered by Community Health Partners (CHPs), a volunteer citizens task force created to reach people that are uninsured, underinsured, homeless and or displaced from a medical home due to Covid-19 and nation-wide quarantine.
Volunteer CHPs include trained doctors, nurses, PAs, CNAs, EMTs, therapists, social workers, nutrition coaches and other frontline health providers. They receive sponsored funds for their service towards student debt reduction or an emergency savings account. We provide this reward because we want to take care of the financial health and mental wellbeing of those who are taking care of others during this critical time.