COVID-19 Testing

The Ashe Center provides 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 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.
  • UCLA registered students: Please contact your Ashe Center primary care provider (PCP) for information on scheduling testing.

Community Screening / Asymptomatic 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 week

Note: Students/staff must complete the daily symptom survey before arriving to campus for community screening. Those who have COVID-19 symptoms or close contact with someone who has COVID-19 should remain at home and call the COVID-19 Call Center at 310-267-3300 (for staff) or The Ashe Center COVID-19 Hotline at 310-206-6217 (for students) for further instructions. 

COVID-19 Community Screening Frequently Asked Questions

Community Screening Schedule

Group 1

The following groups will be screened once weekly:

  • 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 (one day a week or more),
  • PreK-12 faculty and staff who are onsite,
  • PreK-12 students over the age of 5,
  • Essential staff (those working full or part-time - one day a week or more),
  • Faculty and staff involved in the research ramp-up, and
  • Students involved in the research ramp-up.

Group 2

The following groups will be screened every two weeks (every 12-16 days):

  • Graduate students living in off-campus, University-owned apartments who do not fall in at least one of the above cohorts.

Voluntary Groups

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.
  • Essential staff working less than one day a week on campus,
  • Faculty working less than one day a week on campus (and not teaching in-person classes).

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
Mon - Thu 8:30am - 4:30pm,
Fri 8:30am - 3:30pm

Enter from the west and go the West Coast Room on the 3rd floor

Map of Covel Commons

John Wooden Center

Collins Court
Mon & Wed 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues & Thu 8:30am - 4:30pm,
Fri 8:30 - 3:30pm

Enter John Wooden Center from the south east entrance to the Collins Court.

Map of John Wooden

Switzer Plaza

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 3:30pm

Map of Switzer Plaza

Mobile Testing

Various Locations Around UCLA
8:30am - 3:00pm
Check the mobile schedule and locations

Map of Mobile Testing Bus

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 and past students of the most previous academic term.

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