A private firm opened its fourth mega COVID testing site Sunday evening in a lot on Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

Crews started working Saturday night to open the site at 6 p.m. Sunday at 9900 N. Santa Monica Blvd., near Wilshire Boulevard, said Steve Farzam, Chief Operating Officer at 911 COVID Testing.

First responders from around the area were the first to be tested before the operation closed for the night, Farzam said.

The site will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. to perform up to 2,000 tests per day, Farzam told City News Service. There are four lanes and vehicles can queue up to a quarter mile to move through.

“We ultimately aim to accommodate the extremely high demand for testing by expanding our operations to the Beverly Hills/Westwood area to ease the hardest-hit hospitals such as Cedars-Sinai and UCLA,” he said.

“We aim to assist ERs and first responders who have been crushed by a flood of patients,” Farzam said. “Emergency departments are essentially acting as shock absorbers, facing unrelenting stress as they struggle with staff shortages all while grappling with the sheer volumes of ER visits.”

911 has three other mega testing sites, at 302 Colorado Ave. in Santa Monica, at 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., across from the Getty Center and a 24-hour site at 9800 S. Sepulveda Blvd., near LAX.

Tests offered include a 24-hour PCR test for no charge, a $95 rapid antigen test and a 30-minute PCR test for $249.

To find out more about the types of testing offered or to make an appointment to get tested, go to: www.911CovidTesting.com or call 310-569-5784.

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