For immediate release
June 4, 2020
New COVID-19 Testing Site in San Gabriel
Site features English, Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking healthcare professionals
From left to right (rear): San Gabriel Councilmember Jason Pu, San Gabriel Public Information Officer Antonio Negrete, San Gabriel Fire Chief Steven Wallace, San Gabriel Mayor Denise Menchaca, San Gabriel City Manager Mark Lazzaretto and Herald Christian CEO Pastor David Lee
San Gabriel, CA - 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.

City of San Gabriel Communications: anegrete@sgfd.org

Antonio Negrete
626.425.2259

Herald Christian Health Center: pollylee@hchcla.org

Pollyanna Lee
626.679.6337
About the City of San Gabriel

The birthplace of the Los Angeles region, the City of San Gabriel features a diverse population of over 41,000 residents. Founded in 1771 and incorporated in 1913, San Gabriel serves as the home of the San Gabriel Mission. The City features a historic core in the Mission District and a vibrant arts and culture scene at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. For more information about the City of San Gabriel, visit the City’s website at SanGabrielCity.com or blog at InsideSanGabriel.com .

About the Herald Christian Health Center

Herald Christian Health Center is a federally qualified health center that provide quality holistic care to the underserved. Annually we provide over 60,000 medical and dental services combined. We also provide eligibility and related social services to people with limited language proficiency.
City of San Gabriel

425 South Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776
626.308.2800