Please note:COVID testing via the campus vending machines is available to UCLA students, staff and faculty only. Per UCLA policy, any unauthorized use of campus COVID testing is subject to review by the Student Conduct Committee.
The Ashe Center provides COVID-19 testing options to meet the needs of various populations living, learning and working on the UCLA main campus.
Community Screening Updates (Fall 2022)
All Students, Staff and Faculty Working, Living or Learning on Campus
Effective September 12, 2022: NEW ROSTER-BASED TESTING
- Campus COVID testing is only available to Students, Staff, Faculty and approved non-affiliates. You must have a University ID (UID) or been provided an acceptable testing identification number from your program or department in order to test. Please make sure to use your official University name and UID when registering for your COVID test.
- Your UID is a unique, nine-digit number, which can be located in several places including:
- On your UCLA ID card (BruinCard)
- On your time reporting applications (TRS, HBS and KRONOS)
- On https://atyourserviceonline.ucop.edu/ayso/ (under the Employment Verification Tab).
- Sharing identification credentials may result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.
Having issues logging in to the new roster-based testing system? If you have a valid UCLA UID and are having issues registering for testing, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Please include the following information in your message to expedite your inquiry:
UCLA ID, PHONE NUMBER (CELL, preferably), EMAIL ADDRESS (if contact information needs to be updated), LEGAL NAME (FIRST & LAST only), and PREFERRED NAME/LIVED NAME (FIRST & LAST).
- The UCLA online symptom monitoring survey is discontinued. All must continue to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and adhere to UCLA COVID-19 signage.
- Universal indoor masking is strongly recommended for all. Masking is still required under certain conditions following isolation and quarantine and in spaces where it is required by LACDPH (e.g. The Ashe Center).
- Weekly Surveillance Testing: Strongly recommended.
In-Person PCR Testing
300 Bradley Hall
Mon - Fri 8:30am - 3:30pm
300 Bradley Hall is the only remaining in-person testing location available on campus for PCR testing.
Please contact the Exposure Management Team for questions regarding COVID-19 testing.
Note: 300 Bradley Hall is the only in-person community screening location available on campus for asymptomatic PCR Testing. Students who have symptoms should request a diagnostic test on the Ashe Patient Portal.
Testing for Travel Clearance
The no-cost testing paid for by UCLA was not implemented to provide documentation for domestic/international travel. If you need a COVID test to certify for travel, we recommend finding a community lab that will complete testing within the timeframe needed, and provide a certificate for travel.
If you need a test urgently or for travel by a specific date, we recommend scheduling an additional, backup test -- as sometimes tests come back inconclusive.
COVID-19 Self-Testing Vending Machines (PCR)
Information on the SwabSeq saliva-based testing process and COVID self-service vending machine directory is available. Bookmark this website for updates on community screening for the UCLA campus community.
IMPORTANT: Vending machines for COVID self-testing are NOT intended for individuals who are symptomatic. Any staff member experiencing COVID symptoms should contact the COVID Call Center before arriving to campus to initiate any COVID testing. Students can log into the Patient Portal to request a COVID test.
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, 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.
UCSHIP Reminder: At-Home Testing
The recent announcement made by the Biden-Harris Administration requiring health insurance carriers to cover the cost of at home testing starting January 15th is not applicable to UCSHIP since it’s a not-for-profit, self-funded health plan.
UCOP has yet to determine if they plan to offer this benefit to enrollees.
Important: UCSHIP will only cover COVID testing if deemed medically necessary (Symptoms or COVID Positive Exposure) with an Ashe Center referral. UC SHIP will not cover testing to meet event or travel requirements.
Free At-Home COVID Testing from COVIDtests.gov
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:
- Limit of one order per residential address
- One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
- Orders will ship free starting in late January
The Ashe Center coordinates all community screening for any UCLA faculty, staff and students living, learning and working on the Westwood campus.
Note: Students/staff must complete theUCLA COVID-19 Action Center 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.
90 Day Testing Exemption for Recovered COVID Patients
If you recently tested positive:You do not need to test weekly until 90 days have elapsed from your positive result.
- Those who tested positive through UCLA will be automatically exempt.
- Those who tested outside of UCLA will need to request exemption by sending an email to Exposuremanagementteam@ashe.ucla.edu with a copy of your lab report or a note from your clinician confirming when you tested positive. In the SUBJECT line write: “Positive test result on mm/dd/yyyy (date of test).”
How to Perform a Self-Collected Saliva Test for COVID-19
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.