Coronavirus (COVID-19) Central
The Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center (The Ashe Center) remains engaged with local, state and
national health agencies in closely monitoring COVID-19.
For more information, including the status of COVID-19 on the UCLA campus, read the latest update
available at UCLA Newsroom. Additionally, UCLA has compiled a multilingual resource hub for COVID information in 40 languages.
What actions do students need to take?
Students who develop COVID-19 symptoms including fever, cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, severe fatigue, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell, are advised to call the Ashe Center COVID Hotline at (310) 206-6217 to determine the need for diagnostic testing and treatment. Please self-isolate until after you have spoken with someone from The Ashe Center.
What actions is The Ashe Center taking?
In order to prevent exposure from occurring at The Ashe Center, all patients are being screened for COVID-19 upon check in. Any patient with symptoms which could be caused by COVID-19 will be seen in a separate area of the clinic by staff members wearing specialized personal protective equipment (PPE).
In order to safely care for students, many of whom are not currently living on or near campus, The Ashe Center is now offering telehealth visits. Upon scheduling an appointment, students will be given instructions on how to speak with a provider by phone or video. If the provider determines that you need to be seen in-person in order to determine your diagnosis or treatment, they will schedule an in-person visit for you at The Ashe Center.
Will there be mandatory COVID-19 testing in the Fall?
COVID-19 community screening will be required for all students living in university housing or participating in on-site classes, as well as for faculty, staff, or teaching assistants involved in teaching on site. These tests will be self-collection nasal or saliva kits. Tests will be provided at no cost, and contact tracing protocols will be in place when anyone tests positive. Students will be contacted via email about testing dates and locations in September 2020. Please view the Testing Schedule and Frequently Asked Questions about community screening here.
Where can students get tested for COVID-19?
The Ashe Center offers COVID-19 PCR and antibody testing, but based on your insurance type and medical necessity the pricing will vary. For students enrolled in UC SHIP, there is $0 co-pay for the PCR test if it is deemed medically necessary by the ordering clinician. For students who waived UC SHIP or the reason for testing is not medically necessary, there is a $105 fee that will be charged to the BruinBill account.
Antibody testing is not currently covered by UCSHIP. The cost is $47 that will be charged to the BruinBill account. This bill can be sent to the student’s private insurance company for reimbursement.
Patients can request to be tested by scheduling a Telehealth appointment or sending a self-request message through the Patient Portal. If your test is approved by an Ashe Center provider, you will be directed to self-collect the test outside of our building.
Alternatively, students who waived UCSHIP can seek testing through their county health department. Los Angeles County Public Health is offering free testing regardless of insurance type. Visit their site for more information.