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
Cancellation of Elective Surgeries and Procedures
Pursuant to the California Public Health order issued January 5, 2021 elective
surgeries and procedures will be cancelled or postponed starting Monday,
We are committed to ensuring that all our patients have access to the care
they need as well as remaining committed to our community by ensuring
that our staff, supplies and resources remain available for the evolving
Clinical leadership and proceduralists will review scheduled procedures
and identify those that can be postponed while ensuring optimal patient
care. Proceduralists will connect with patients to advise them of these
changes and rationale for postponement.
We understand that this decision will cause inconvenience for our patients
and staff. Please be assured that we will be making every effort to reschedule
these surgeries and procedures as soon as possible. Urgent and emergent
procedures will continue as needed.
This policy will be in effect as long as the Health Order remains in effect
in Los Angeles County.
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 all hospitals across the state, Torrance Memorial is reaching a critical
point in the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is impacting our entire organization
and putting a strain on our resources, requiring us to proactively prepare
for how we manage care in times of crisis. Like several other hospitals
in Los Angeles County, we have chosen to align with the California Department
of Public Health’s Crisis Care Guidelines to help inform our planning
moving forward. These guidelines will provide a framework for the decisions
we will make when using our critical care resources.
Torrance Memorial remains committed to doing everything in our power to
provide the highest-quality care to our South Bay community in its hour
of greatest need.