Testing for COVID-19

Testing Hours & Location

Testing is performed Monday - Friday from 10am-4pm on the Durant Avenue side of the Tang Center either as a walk-up or drive-through. All testing and swabbing require a clinician's order. Test results are typically known in 24-48 hours if not sooner.

Who is eligible for testing?

Assesment and testing is available for any UCB faculty, staff, or students using expanded criteria, after consultation with a clinician. Please consider calling us if you have two or more of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Persistent sore throat
  • Persistent runny nose
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • New diarrhea 
  • New nausea/vomiting


UC Berkeley Students interested in assessment and possible testing for COVID-19 should:

  • If mild symptoms: schedule a telephone appointment with a UHS clinician online at eTang.berkeley.edu (7 days/week) OR

  • If ill: stop by the Bancroft side of Tang M-F 10-4pm for in-person assessment or go directly to the nearest Emergency Room

Students are always encouraged to call the UHS Advice Line 24/7 at (510) 643-7197 if you are ill and are unsure if you need to be seen.

Students do NOT need to be enrolled in SHIP to get tested be assessed or tested at UHS.


Staff and Faculty

UC Berkeley Employees interested in testing at UHS should:

  • If mild symptoms: call the UCB Occupational Health COVID hotline (510) 332-7192 for assessment and instructions (Monday - Friday from 10am-4pm; messages can be left any time).

  • If ill: please call your own health care provider first for advice or go directly to the nearest Emergency Room.  You are welcome to call Occupational Health as above for testing if advised by your provider.

Occupational Health does not have capacity to care for staff who are seriously ill or who have non-work related conditions: please do not call for non-COVID conditions unless work-related.


UC Village

University Health Services will be providing COVID19 testing onsite at UC Village for all adult residents (both UC students and other family members/caregivers).

  • Testing will be on Tuesdays from 10 am - 1:30 pm at the UV indoor basketball court.
  • Testing for children is not currently available but may be soon.
  • If you think you may have coronavirus and would like to be tested, you must first call University Health Services.  To speak to a UHS clinician call 510-642-2000.

If You've Been Tested Outside of UHS and Tested Positive

We are asking that if students, faculty, staff and other campus affiliates get a lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 test from an outside provider / lab to voluntarily call our University Health Services CONFIDENTIAL line at (510) 643-8227 to inform our clinical teams.  We want to offer our support and services to help those through their care and recovery. It will also help us be aware of the number of positive cases so we can plan our services and resources to support the campus community.  Your private information will not be shared beyond that required for Public Health.

Please have the following information ready when you call:

  • Are you a student, faculty, staff member or campus affiliate
  • Spell your first and last name
  • Date of Birth if you are a student, or Employee ID for faculty / staff
  • City you tested positive in
  • Date of confirmed positive test
  • Contact number and email address