July 22, 2020

Contact: Chris Robles, (213) 915-4688  Email:

HAWTHORNE, CaliforniaBeginning this week, Councilmember Haidar Awad has arranged special hours to accommodate up to 40 Hawthorne residents for COVID-19 testing. After obtaining a “patient ID number” and a “Hawthorne Testing Center Walk-in Pass,” a resident can walk-in between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Betty Ainsworth Sports Center.

“Our Hawthorne Testing Center is a huge success and is recognized statewide as exemplary,” said Councilmember Awad, “You may have heard that other testing sites were closed which led to full capacity at our center. As a result, residents needing tests found it difficult and reached out to me for help. I’m proud to announce that I’ve set up same-day, walk-in testing exclusively for Hawthorne residents.”

Here are the steps for same-day testing for Hawthorne residents:

  1. Register and create an account by following this link or calling the phone number below.
    PHONE APPOINTMENTS: (888) 634-1123
  2. Obtain a “Patient ID number” when you complete the registration process above.
  3. Sign up for a Hawthorne Walk-In Pass at

Take your Patient ID number and Hawthorne Walk-In Pass to the Hawthorne Testing Center Monday through Friday between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

In addition, Councilmember Awad created a short, 3-part video series explaining what to expect at the Hawthorne COVID-19 Testing Center. The videos are accessible at

The Hawthorne COVID-19 Testing Center opened May 6, 2020 after Councilmember Awad arranged its opening through extensive discussions with the County of Los Angeles and State of California.

The Betty Ainsworth Sports Center is located at 3851 W. El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250 and is adjacent to the Hawthorne Memorial Center.