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 (Summer 2023)
All Students, Staff and Faculty Working, Living or Learning on Campus
- COVID-19 Call Center phone number has been discontinued. Staff and faculty who test positive for COVID-19 must report it to UCLA Occupational Health
- COVID-19 PCR testing continuing through the California Department of Public Health
- Updates to SOP for Responding to COVID-19 Cases and UCLA Isolation and Quarantine Protocol
- While it is encouraging to see the continuing decline in COVID-19 cases, it is critical for all Bruins to remain vigilant by monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19, opting to wear a mask indoors (see LACDPH Mask Guidance (PDF)), and testing accordingly. As a reminder, masks remain available to the community free of cost through the UCLA Emergency PPE Supply Store, the John Wooden Center, residence hall front desks, The Ashe Center, and in Ackerman Union at the A-level information window (next to the post office)
COVID-19 Self-Testing Vending Machines (PCR)
PCR tests will remain available to the UCLA community at no charge via Bruincard through vending machines at the following locations:
- Ackerman Union, South Entrance
- Haines Hall, West Entrance
- Pauley Pavilion, North Side, adjacent to Bruin Walk
- Neuroscience Building, West entrance
IMPORTANT: Vending machines for COVID self-testing are NOT intended for individuals who are symptomatic.
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.
- Starting June 22, 2023, UCLA will transition its PCR testing to a new multi-campus program made available by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in partnership with the UCLA SwabSeq Laboratory. Under this new arrangement, UCLA will no longer have access to test results so it is important that students who test positive for COVID-19 contact the UCLA Ashe Center COVID Hotline at 310-206-6217 or email@example.com.
- While existing UCLA testing kits will work in the new system,the sample registration process will switch over to the new testing program on June 22.
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.