Testing for COVID-19

UHS Pharmacy now sells Rapid Antigen Tests

Available to faculty, staff and students for $7.

COVID-19 Testing Information

University Health Services offers two types of testing on campus: symptomatic/clinical tests and surveillance/asymptomatic tests. All testing can be ordered online at eTang, where you will be guided to the appropriate testing site. More information can be found below. 

Differences in the two types of tests can be found on our COVID-19 Tests comparison chart.

You can also find PCR testing options in Berkeley through Curative, wide appointment availabilty. 

Testing for Travel Purposes/Documentation

 Please be advised that UHS cannot accommodate the 24-hour COVID testing for travel requirements that the CDC has recently announced(link is external). Please see our testing for travel purposes webpage for a list of places that specialize in this testing/turnaround times.  Airports are also options and offer testing for travel. 

UHS is also not available to complete Travel Clearance form requests.  If timing premits, we can only provide students with a copy of their results and associated lab information, but we cannot complete separate forms. for them. Also, students should not schedule appointments to discuss travel testing or for forms to be completed.  See our testing for travel purposes webpage for details.

If You Tested Positive Outside of UHS

Please do not call the COVID Response Team at this time due to high volume, the best way is to send a message through eTang.

  • Upload a copy of your positive test result into eTang and send a message to the COVID Response Team.  

  • If you are experiencing moderate to severe symptoms and need to get medical advice, students can call our 24/7 Advice Nurse (510) 643-7197.  

  • You should go ahead and notify your close contacts that you tested positive and they should get tested.  The COVID response team has very limited ability to provide robust contact tracing at this time.

  • Follow the isolation guidelines.

  • Faculty / staff (including student employees) information for return to work criteria and process

Please note: Our priority right now is notifying and working with those who recently tested positive and may require assistance with isolation. If you have had COVID recently and are either fully remote or not coming back to campus at this time, please defer sending a message to the CRT to have your badge status changed.  Due to the high volume of calls and messages, please wait until one week before your intended return to send a message. 

Attention: Assembly Bill 685 requires the University to report the names and worksite locations of all employees and student employees who have positive COVID-19 test results to all campus unions. If you do not want your identity to be disclosed in this union notification, you must complete this form.