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Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

In accordance with LA County Department of Public Health, masks will be required when entering any Torrance Memorial Physician Network facility regardless of vaccination status. All employees, physicians, volunteers, patients and visitors must comply with these guidelines until further notice.

COVID-19 Vaccination Emergency Use Authorization Approved for Children Ages 5 to 11

On November 2, 2021, both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced the Emergency Use Authorization for children ages 5 to 11 to receive the Pfizer-BioTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Torrance Memorial Physician Network pediatricians, Richard Brucker, MD and Erin Hamilton, MD answer parents questions about the newly-approved COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11.

Your Safety is Our Top Priority

Thank you for choosing Torrance Memorial for your health care needs. During this time, we want to assure patients your health and safety is our top priority. It is very important to us that our patients and staff feel comfortable and safe while accessing the health services and care Torrance Memorial provides.

With guidance from the infectious disease specialists, Los Angeles Department of Public Health and the CDC, Torrance Memorial has implemented many protocols and policies to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

What We are Doing to Keep our Patients Safe

  • Social Distancing – Implementation of many physical distancing measures throughout the hospital and in our physician offices.
  • Cleaning and Maintenance – Torrance Memorial follows CDC protocols for cleaning and disinfecting all patient and treatment areas. Rooms are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between patients.
  • Face covering/ Masks- In accordance with CDC guidelines to protect our patients and staff, masks are mandatory for all entering the facilities.
  • Mandatory Daily Screening and Temperature Checks – Every person who enters our facility goes through a daily screening and temperature check.
  • Hygiene barriersFor your protection, we have installed barriers to ensure a safe visit.
  • Training – Our team has been training on developing protocol and following them strictly for maintaining a safe patient environment.
  • Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Each staff member on a patient’s care team has the proper PPE to ensure patient and staff safety. We have adequate supply of all the necessary PPE required for any medical or surgical need.

Lost Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card?

If you are unable to locate your vaccination card, you can request a new one from the California Immunization Registry (CAIR).


  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down to “To request your or your child’s record in CAIR be ‘unlocked’, click your preferred language below” and select the appropriate language. Only English and Spanish are available online.
  3. Click “Unlock” and complete the form “Request to Unlock My CAIR Record.”
  4. If a matching record is found in the CAIR database, you will be asked to complete the extended form on the next page.
  5. Click “Submit Form.”
  6. Within 14 days, you will be notified by secure email of any vaccines reported into CAIRS (i.e. COVID-19).
  7. Download and print vaccination record.

Visitor Guidelines

Updated 6/16/21

In accordance with the CDC, the Los Angeles Department of Public Health and our Infection Prevention specialists, we have updated our visitor restriction guidelines. Thank you for your support of the new measures we are taking to keep our staff and patients safe.

Torrance Memorial Physician Network Offices:

Effective March 16, 2020, Torrance Memorial Physician Network offices are restricting visitors in all patient areas to reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and influenza. No visitors are allowed unless patient is under the age of 18 or special assistance is required.

As we know, this situation can change quickly. We are prepared for an increase in patient volume and if necessary will adapt the visitor policy to meet future demands.

For more information on Torrance Memorial Medical Center visitor information, please visit

COVID-19 Symptomatic Testing

Torrance Memorial will be offering limited testing to ONLY those patients with a Torrance Memorial physician order and a scheduled appointment. If patients have questions pertaining to testing, they can call our COVID Health Line at 310-891-6717.

Effective December 1st, the Torrance Memorial symptomatic drive through testing site located at the Torrance Specialty Center will relocate to the Torrance Memorial employee parking lot on Lomita Boulevard across from Torrance Memorial Lundquist Tower. This testing site will provide additional space, improve patient/vehicle flow and overall patient experience.

The testing site entrance is on the south end of the parking lot (south of Early Street), signs will indicate entrance.

  • Physician order required
  • Testing is by appointment only - no walk-up testing available
  • Testing hours Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm
  • Lab Client Services will contact patient to schedule appointment and confirm the new location
  • Results will be returned to the ordering physician

NOTE: Pre-procedure location remains at the McMillen Medical Building at 3333 Skypark Dr., Torrance

Torrance Memorial Testing Site

Located in the Torrance Memorial employee lot, entrance south of Early Street on Lomita Boulevard.

Testing Site Instructions:

  • Staff will provide directions through signage
  • When you drive up to the testing site, roll your window all the way down
  • Have your driver's license ready
  • If a child is being tested, bring an additional person to help hold the child during the testing
  • You will be notified of the results by your physician

NOTE: Pre-procedure location remains at the McMillen Medical Building at 3333 Skypark Dr., Torrance

As things change, we will be sure to keep our staff, patients and community updated. Please visit the Los Angeles Department of Health and CDC for recommendations for home isolation.

Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and LA County Department of Public Health

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