COVID-19 Care and Testing Protocols

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the scope of its impact are expanding. Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) asks for your assistance in minimizing risk and utilizing resources in the most efficient manner.  

Online scheduling has been re-enabled, but we are still not taking walk-ins. We are screening patients for in-clinic appointments only. We have launched telehealth as a measure of providing care while also following public health guidance on social distancing.

UCSF COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling for Students

UCSF is phasing the vaccinations to members of the UCSF community based on public health guidance, starting with those at highest risk for exposure to COVID-19.

Over the next few months as the vaccine supplies become more widely available, vaccines will be available free of charge to all UCSF and Benioff Children’s Hospital (BCH) Oakland employees and learners who choose to be vaccinated*.

These vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective. UCSF encourages everyone to be vaccinated when they become eligible.

Please visit the UCSF COVID-19 Vaccine Information Hub for more information on vaccine scheduling and more. 

*Students who opt to receive the COVID-19 vaccination may upload their vaccination record into the immunization records section in the MyHealthRecord Student Portal.

Winter Testing Program

The UCSF COVID-19 testing portal has opened, and it presents various pathways for all enrolled students who have engaged in travel anywhere outside the ten-county Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma) and the four-country Fresno area (Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare). All students are required to complete the survey in the portal before returning to campus.

The survey will help determine if, where, and when you should get a COVID-19 test. It is NOT a replacement for the Daily Symptom Screener, which is still required to access UCSF facilities.

Please observe care-seeking protocols regarding the following scenarios:

The best advice right now is to stay at least 6 feet apart from people who do not live in your household. Only leave your home for essential activities. Wear a mask and avoid touching your face when you must be in public. Wash hands frequently and carry hand sanitizer.