COVID-19 Testing

The Ashe Center provides a variety of COVID-19 testing options to meet the needs of various populations living, learning and working on the UCLA main campus.


Diagnostic & Antibody Testing

  • The Ashe Center offers COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody testing for registered UCLA students. 
  • Diagnostic testing is free to all registered UCLA students (effective 10/12/20), regardless of insurance type.
  • Antibody testing is available to UCLA students, although it is not currently covered by UC SHIP. 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.
  • UCLA registered students: Please contact your Ashe Center primary care provider (PCP) for information on scheduling testing.

Community Screening / Ongoing Surveillance Testing

The Ashe Center coordinates all community screening for any UCLA faculty, staff and students living, learning and working on the Westwood campus. Testing is mandatory for most people, per the UCLA Community Screening Protocol, and offered at no cost. See below for schedule, location, and testing details. Testing will be available at multiple locations on campus at convenient times throughout the workweek. Please do not attend any in-person community screening event if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. If you are symptomatic, contact The Ashe Center COVID Hotline for instructions on how to proceed.

COVID-19 Community Screening Frequently Asked Questions

Community Screening Schedule

Group 1: The following groups will be screened weekly (every 5-9 days). Testing will increase to twice weekly should the positivity rate of any one group reach 2%:

  • Students living in on-campus, University-owned housing,
  • Undergraduate students living in off-campus, University-owned apartments,
  • Faculty-in-Residence,
  • Faculty, TAs and students involved with in-person courses,
  • Faculty working on campus,
  • PreK-12 faculty and staff who are onsite,
  • PreK-12 students over the age of 5,
  • Essential staff (those working full or part-time), and
  • Students involved in the research ramp-up.

Group 2: The following groups will be screened every two weeks (every 12-16 days). Testing will increase to every week or greater should either the campus or their cohort’s positivity rate reach 2%:

  • Faculty and staff involved in the research ramp-up, and
  • Graduate students living in off-campus, University-owned apartments who do not fall in at least one of the above cohorts.

Group 3: Voluntary The following groups are encouraged to test regularly, and resources will be focused on encouraging and supporting testing for them:

  • Students living in fraternity and sorority houses and not part of any cohort listed above are strongly encouraged to undertake asymptomatic weekly (5–9 days) testing (cannot be mandated),
  • Graduate and undergraduate students living in the vicinity of campus and not part of any cohort listed above are encouraged to undertake asymptomatic weekly (5–9 days) testing, and
  • UCLA faculty, staff and students working in remote University locations without easy access to the Westwood campus testing sites are encouraged to test every two weeks (12–15 days) using community testing options. In such circumstances, testing facilities should bill to the employee’s health insurance to avoid any cost to the employee.

Scheduling

For diagnostic testing, UCLA registered students 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.

For required community screening, you will be sent an email with a link to schedule an appointment based on your group.

Hours

Hours vary by location

Location

  • Covel Commons Grand Horizon Ballroom (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • John Wooden Center, Collins Court (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • Gateway Plaza, Across from Luskin Conference Center (The Mobile Test Bus will be available for testing from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., Mon-Thurs, beginning in November)
  • Mobile Testing Van (Various times and locations. Check www.studenthealth.ucla.edu/covidmobiletesting for details)

Covel Commons

Grand Horizon Ballroom

Map of Covel Commons

John Wooden Center

Collins Court

Map of John Wooden Center

How to Perform a Self-Collected Nasal Swab for COVID-19 Testing at The Ashe Center

Fees

Community screening is free to all current UCLA faculty, staff and students. Patients eligible to be seen are current students, past students of the most previous academic term, and other UC campus students.

UCSHIP

Currently registered UCLA students

Laboratory Tests
  • COVID Antibody Testing $47
  • COVID PCR - Medically Necessary $0
  • COVID PCR - Not Medically Necessary $0

Waived UCSHIP

Currently registered UCLA students who have waived UCSHIP

Laboratory Tests
  • COVID Antibody Testing $47
  • COVID PCR - Medically Necessary $0
  • COVID PCR - Not Medically Necessary $0

BruinCare

Currently registered UCLA students who have waived UCSHIP and bought BruinCare to get unlimited access to core services during the academic year

Laboratory Tests
  • COVID Antibody Testing $47
  • COVID PCR - Medically Necessary $0
  • COVID PCR - Not Medically Necessary $0

Fee for Service

Students from other UC campuses or UCLA students who are not currently registered, such as during summer session or who were registered in a recent term

Laboratory Tests
  • COVID Antibody Testing $47
  • COVID PCR - Medically Necessary $0
  • COVID PCR - Not Medically Necessary $0