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UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center

As we head into the holiday season — beginning with Thanksgiving — it is important to remember that although most of us will be taking breaks from work and school, the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us and precaution is warranted to slow the spread of the virus and prevent a potential winter surge.

The winter months can pose a significant risk as people socialize with friends and family indoors, so as you prepare for activities, holidays and gatherings it is important to consider actions to curb the potential spread of the virus. Ensuring you are fully vaccinated, getting a booster shot if you are eligible, and getting tested frequently are just a few of the actions that you can take to keep yourself, friends, family, neighbors and members of our communities safer.

UCLA COVID Response & Recovery Task Force: Supporting a Safer Holiday Season

COVID-19 Hotline (310) 206-6217

COVID-19 Hotline

If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or have had close contact with someone who was diagnosed with the virus, call our COVID-19 Hotline at (310) 206-6217 to speak with an Exposure Management Team (EMT) member.

The EMT member will help you determine the need for testing, treatment, quarantine, and/or isolation. Please self-isolate until after you have spoken with someone from The Ashe Center.

Visit the COVID-19 Hotline page

 

Campus Winter Closure

(Dec 18-Jan 2, 2022)

  • 12/18: 8am-4:30pm
  • 12/20: 8am-4:30pm
  • 12/21: 8am-4:30pm
  • 12/22: 8am-4:30pm
  • 12/23: 8am-4:30pm
  • 12/24: 8am-12pm
  • 12/25: Closed
  • 12/27: 8am-4:30pm
  • 12/28: 8am-4:30pm
  • 12/29: 8am-4:30pm
  • 12/30: 8am-4:30pm
  • 12/31: 8am-12pm
  • 1/1: Closed
  • Closed on all Sundays

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing at UCLA is being conducted via self-administered saliva swab tests. Anyone with an active BruinCard may retrieve up to two of these tests per week at no-charge through vending machines and distribution centers located throughout the campus.

While COVID test vending machines and some distribution sites may be operating during holidays, note that the following dates will not have test kit collection or lab processing.  Please plan accordingly.

Visit the COVID-19 testing page

Local COVID-19 Testing Locations

*The Ashe Center does not promote or endorse any outside provider/facility. We offer this information as courtesy to you.

For students enrolled in SHIP, if you receive a bill for your COVID testing, please email SHSINS@ASHE.UCLA.EDU for coverage assistance.

Holiday travel requirements for COVID-19

Bruins: Please read this important information regarding the campus SwabSeq COVID-19 testing and travel requirements.

Routine Testing Schedule

  • Nov. 29th – Dec. 21st: Normal weekday testing schedule will be in place.

Campus Winter Closure
(Dec 18-Jan 2, 2022)

  • Dec. 22nd: Test samples must be dropped off by 11am to be processed (results should be available by Dec. 23rd).  Please do not submit any tests after 11am on Wednesday, Dec. 22nd  as they will not be processed.
  • Dec. 23rd – Dec. 26th: No test samples will be collected or processed by the lab.
  • Dec. 27th – Dec. 28th: Normal weekday testing schedule will be in place.
  • Dec. 29th: Test samples must be dropped off by 11am to be processed (results should be available by Dec. 30th).  Please do not submit any tests after 11am on Wednesday, Dec. 29th  as they will not be processed.
  • Dec. 30th – Jan. 2nd: No test samples will be collected or processed by the lab.
  • Jan 3rd – Resumption of normal weekday testing schedule.

300 Bradley Hall
(In-person Testing)

  • Nov 24th: Open 8:30am to 12:30pm for sample collection
  • Nov 25th & Nov 26th: Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday
  • Nov 29th – Dec 17th : Normal weekday schedule – M-F 8:30am to 3:30pm
  • Dec 18th – Jan 2nd: Closed for the campus closure.
  • Jan 3rd – Resumption of normal testing schedule – M-F 8:30am to 3:30pm. 

 

Bruin Health Pharmacy & U See LA Optometry

Bruin Health Pharmacy

Bruin Health Pharmacy is located on the A-Level of Ackerman Union, A-250, and is available to all registered students in addition to UCLA faculty & staff with qualifying HealthNet Blue & Gold and UC Care insurance plans. We offer a full range of prescription medications in addition to over 70 over-the-counter medications.

Visit the Bruin Health Pharmacy page

Updated Hours & Closures

Bruin Health Pharmacy will be closed Saturday, December 18, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022

BHP will have limited hours on December 22 and December 30. The pharmacy will reopen January 3, 2022. Please plan accordingly for filling prescriptions prior to the Winter break.

Pharmacy limited hours:

  • Wednesday, 12/22/21 from 12PM – 3PM
  • Thursday, 12/30/21 from 12PM – 3PM

U See LA Optometry

U See LA Optometry is a full service Optometry clinic serving active UCLA students, faculty and staff. We are located inside the UCLA store in the Ackerman Union on B-Level near the elevators. Our services include comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, and a selection of more than 700 eyeglass and sunglass frames.

Visit the U See LA Optometry page

Updated Hours & Closures

U See LA Optometry will be closed Saturday, December 18, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022

U See LA Optometry will reopen January 3, 2022.

Please plan accordingly for utilizing any vision benefits before the end of the plan year.

 

Ashe Center Operations

When We Are Closed

When The Ashe Center is closed, you still have access to care -- both online, and in the local community using your UCSHIP benefits. Our 24/7 Nurseline is available After Hours, LiveHealth Online offers telemedicine visits online, and The Ashe Center keeps a list of local urgent care centers updated for your convenience.

We realize that getting sick is not always predictable. In the event that you need to seek medical care when The Ashe Center is closed, remember that all currently registered UCLA students have access to various alternatives for urgent access to medical care, including: 24/7 Nurseline, telemedicine visits through LiveHealth Online, local urgent care centers, and in the case of an actual emergency, emergency room access.

Visit the AfterHours page

 

Campus Winter Closure
(Dec 18-Jan 2, 2022)

The Ashe Center will be closed Saturday, December 18, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022

The Ashe Center will reopen at 9 AM on January 3, 2022.

AfterHours Options

All currently registered UCLA students have access to advice & information from a registered nurse through the After Hours NurseLine at (310) 825-4073. For more information, visit the NurseLine section of our website.

For mental health-related concerns when the Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is closed, you may speak with a CAPS Crisis Clinician by calling (310) 825-0768.

  • LiveHealth Online Telemedicine (24/7/365)

Learn about LiveHealth Online

 

Ashe Center Insurance Office

Ashe Center Insurance Office

Insurance Assistants will be supporting students remotely during the Winter Closure. Please contact our office through your Ashe Patient Portal or by using the Contact Us form located below.

General Insurance Question

UCSHIP Waiver Question

Referrals During Closure

Before seeking medical or mental health treatment anywhere outside of the Ashe Center or CAPS (e.g. out of state/out of country) you must receive a referral:

  • For a medical referral, you must first consult with your Ashe Primary Care Provider. You can contact your PCP by making an appointment with them at The Ashe Center (when possible) or by sending them a secure message via the patient portal with your diagnosis and provider information.
  • For a behavioral health referral, you must first consult with a CAPS case manager/brief counselor. If your providers deems it medically necessary to refer you elsewhere for care, they will provide you a referral.

Campus Winter Closure
(Dec 18-Jan 2, 2022)

The Insurance Office Service Window and Phone Lines will closed during Winter Closure and will reopen on Monday, 01/03/2021.

  • • 12/20: 8am – 1pm
  • • 12/21: 8am – 1pm
  • • 12/22: 8am – 1pm
  • • 12/23: Closed - Holiday
  • • 12/24: Closed - Holiday
  • • 12/27: 8am – 1pm
  • • 12/28: 8am – 1pm
  • • 12/29: 8am – 1pm
  • • 12/30: Closed - Holiday
  • • 12/31: Closed - Holiday
  • • Closed on weekends