Patient and Community Vaccine Administration Update
Torrance Memorial is awaiting sufficient vaccine supply before we can open
any new clinics. Please check back or visit the
LACDPH website for updates.
We are not pre-registering nor have a waiting list for future clinics. Meanwhile, during this challenging time, our offices are going above and
beyond to care for their patients. We are asking everyone to help by not
calling them with questions about the vaccine. Please call our COVID-19
Vaccine hotline at 310-784-6824 to hear a recorded message on vaccine
Don't put your health on hold. Your safety and well-being are our top
priority at all times. Call your doctors and follow up on your regular
screenings and treatments.
How We Are Keeping You Safe
Mandatory Daily Screening and Temperature Checks – Every person who enters our facility goes through a daily screening
and temperature check.
Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Each staff member on a patient’s care team has the proper PPE
to ensure patient and staff safety.
Isolation of COVID Patients – We have implemented strict isolation practices to separate COVID-19
patients from other patients in our care.
Extensive Training - Our physicians, nurses and ancillary care team members have clinical
training and experience in infectious disease prevention and follow strict
protocols for maintaining a safe patient environment.
No Visitor Policy – In accordance with CDC guidelines to protect our patients and staff,
no visitors will be allowed in any inpatient areas with few exceptions.
Click here for visitor guidelines.
Infection Prevention Distancing – We have implemented many physical distancing measures throughout
the hospital and our physician offices.
Cleaning and Maintenance – Torrance Memorial follows CDC protocols for cleaning and disinfecting
all patient and treatment areas.
The Torrance Memorial Infection Prevention Department can be reached at
An Important Message from Emergency Physician, Dr. Gray
Elective Surgeries and Procedures Update
Earlier this week, California Public Health amended its order to postpone
elective surgeries and procedures. Effective today, Wednesday January
27, Torrance Memorial reopened elective outpatient procedures for patients
in Tier 1 and 2 of the
Elective Surgery Acuity Scale. Proceduralists will notify patients and begin rescheduling previously
postponed surgeries and procedures.
It is very important to us that all patients feel comfortable and safe
while accessing the health services and care Torrance Memorial provides.
We will continue with all the safety measures implemented over the past
several months, including testing patients for COVID prior to surgery.
Urgent and emergent procedures will continue as needed.
Is Torrance Memorial Testing for COVID-19?
If you suspect you may have COVID-19, please contact your primary care
provider who will determine if you should be tested. If you do not have
a primary care provider, please visit one of our
Torrance Memorial Urgent Cares. You also can call our COVID Health Line at (310) 891-6717.
The Torrance Memorial Emergency Department will not be testing general
asymptomatic patients or patients with mild symptoms such as a cough or
fever. Asymptomatic testing is generally part of a larger public health
initiative led by government agencies, such as the Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health, to help monitor the spread of COVID-19.
Torrance Memorial does not provide COVID testing for patients who:
- Must provide proof of testing to an employer, summer camp, daycare, etc.,
for themselves or their family members.
- Require proof of a negative COVID-19 when traveling to another state.
- Seek “clearance” to travel, visit relatives or participate
in activities that do not allow for physical distancing and proper masking.
Torrance Memorial will provide COVID testing for patients who:
- Are preparing for a scheduled procedure at Torrance Memorial.
- Have an order from a primary care provider.
If you do not meet the testing criteria, free testing is available through
the LA County Department of Public Health and select CVS locations at
Crisis Care Guidelines
Like other hospitals across the state, Torrance Memorial Medical Center
is reaching a critical point in the COVID – 19 pandemic. The pandemic
is impacting our entire organization and putting a strain on our precious
resources. It has made it essential we prepare for how we manage care
in time of crisis. We have joined several other hospitals in Los Angeles
County and have chosen to adopt the
California Department of Public Health’s Crisis Care Guidelines to helpinform our planning moving forward. These guidelines will provide
a framework for the decisions we will make when using our critical care
Torrance Memorial Medical Center has been serving the community for over
96 years and it is our continued mission to provide high quality compassionate
care to our patients and support to their loved ones. We remain committed
to doing everything in our power to support our community during its hour
of greatest need.