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For coronavirus information for the UCLA community, please visit the Ashe Center website and UCLA’s information page.

UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center

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

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force (January 21, 2022)

Students, faculty and staff returning to UCLA for the first time this quarter must follow the return testing requirements for those working, learning or living on UCLA property (excluding clinical settings), regardless of vaccination status. Below is a summary:

Testing prior to return to UCLA

  • Faculty, staff and students who have not yet returned to Westwood to work, learn or live, and are not participating in regular UCLA weekly COVID-19 testing, should take a COVID-19 test from their provider of choice (a rapid home antigen test is acceptable) no more than 72 hours prior to their return to Westwood.

Testing upon initial return to UCLA

  • Students, faculty and staff who have not yet returned to campus must obtain a negative rapid test result on the day they return to campus but before they engage in work, classes or any other activity. Individuals needing a test can obtain them from the temporary testing site located outside the east entrance of Pauley Pavilion on Monday, Jan. 31 and Tuesday, Feb. 1 from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Pauley East Plaza, entrance: Door 111A/B).
  • Returning students who live in UCLA housing facilities will test upon arrival and be given further instructions from Housing about check-in and testing protocols.

Testing 3–5 days after initial return

Regular weekly testing

  • All students, faculty and staff who are living, learning and/or working on campus or other UCLA properties — regardless of vaccination status — must continue to test at least 1x per week (i.e., no more than 7 days apart) through the free COVID-19 campus vending machines and distribution centers for the duration of winter quarter per the UCLA Community Screening Protocol (PDF). Testing 2x per week is strongly recommended. These requirements are subject to modification as conditions change.

UCLA community members are also encouraged to use the new federal government program to order up to four free rapid COVID-19 antigen tests for delivery to their permanent home addresses. Please note, however, that these tests do not satisfy UCLA’s weekly testing requirement for those who are living, learning and/or working on campus or other UCLA properties — that testing will still need to be done via campus vending machines and distribution centers.

In-Person PCR Testing

300 Bradley Hall
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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.

Locate Bradley Hall on UCLA Campus Map

In-Person Rapid Antigen Testing

John Wooden Center Patio
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Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm

Available for all students, staff, and faculty.

Note: The rapid antigen tests available at John Wooden Center are intended for re-entry to campus only. After completing your initial rapid test, you will be instructed to complete any additional community screening via the self-test PCR kits (vending machines).

Locate John Wooden Center on UCLA Campus Map

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.

COVID-19 Self-Test Information on Vending Machines, Including Interactive Location Map

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.

Community Screening Updates

All Faculty, Staff & Students Working, Living or Learning on Campus

FOR WINTER 2022: All UCLA faculty, staff, and students working, learning or living on campus or other UCLA property are required to test at least once weekly through the campus vending machines and distribution centers regardless of vaccination status. Testing twice per week is recommended, but is also optional.

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

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.org

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

Order Free COVID Home Tests

Community Screening

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 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

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).”

If you do not have an official copy of a lab report or a letter from a provider, you must retest with a PCR test and send a copy of your official lab report. You can do this when you come to campus at a campus vending machine or distribution center.

In-Person Testing Location(s)

300 Bradley Hall (PCR Testing Only)

300 Bradley Hall
IN-PERSON PCR TESTING
Mon - Fri 8:30am - 3:30pm

300 Bradley Hall is the only remaining in-person testing location available on campus.

*Please contact the Exposure Management Team for questions regarding COVID-19 testing.

Map of Covel Commons

John Wooden Center Patio (Rapid Antigen Testing Only)

John Wooden Center Patio
IN-PERSON RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING
Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm

*Please contact the Exposure Management Team for questions regarding COVID-19 testing.

Map of Covel Commons

How to Perform a Self-Collected Saliva Test for COVID-19

UCLA Swab-Seq COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Video

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