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Updated June 30, 2023

COVID-19 testing through UCSF requires an appointment and is reserved for patients who come to UCSF for primary care.


What to know about COVID-19 testing at UCSF

  • Consider taking an at-home antigen test first. If you have mild respiratory symptoms, were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or need a negative test result before traveling, consider using an at-home antigen test. You can find more information on self-testing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and California Department of Public Health.
  • Contact your primary care provider to ask about testing. To learn more about in-person testing options, contact your primary care provider. In some cases, UCSF specialty care clinics may also offer COVID-19 testing.
  • You'll get the test results from your primary care provider. If you have a question about your results, please contact your provider.

What to do if you have symptoms

If you think you might have COVID-19, take an at-home antigen test or contact your primary care provider to discuss your options for in-person testing. Do not walk in without an appointment.

If you feel ill, you can also use the CDC's online symptom checker for help in determining your next steps.

If you don't come to UCSF for primary care, you can contact the UCSF Screening & Acute Care Clinic to learn more about the COVID-19 testing and treatment options offered there.

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