Campus Surveillance Testing

Surveillance Testing now located at the Tang Center

Appointments can still be booked on eTang.

About Surveillance Testing

UHS offers free regular COVID-19 screening for students and faculty and staff who are on campus for work. Testing is also available for visiting scholars, postdocs, and visiting students who have a CalNet ID/affiliate ID.

This testing is not intended for those who currently have COVID-19 symptoms. Please see the symptomatic testing/close exposure section for more information.

Those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should not get surveillance testing for 90 days following their positive test.  If you tested postive outside of UHS, please send a message via eTang to the COVID Response Team and upload a copy of your test result.

Campus Surveillance Testing Requirements for Faculty, Staff, and Students

  • For those who are fully vaccinated and boosted or vaccinated but not yet eligible for a booster, regular surveillance testing is no longer required.  
  • For those that are not fully vaccinated, or booster eligible but not yet boosted, or who have an approved exemption weekly surveillance testing is required.  

Please upload your outside vaccine / booster record to eTang. 

UHS' COVID-19 Response Efforts

Location & Hours

Surveillance testing is now available at Tang Center (Bancroft Patio Entrance) 

Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.  Closed from 12-12:35 for lunch.

Extended hours for night shift staff only, Fridays, 5 am-7:30 am. 

By appointment only (book on eTang).

UHS Pharmacy now sells Rapid Antigen Tests

Available to faculty, staff and students for $7

What to Expect

Check out the self-swab instructional PDF and self-swab video for a preview of what to expect. 

When you check in for your testing appointment, you will be asked to share your appointment barcode.

You will be taking an FDA-approved self-administered nasal swab test.  There will be clinical staff there to assist you with this process. 

Your Test Results

You can find your results in the eTang system within 48 hours and we encourage you to check. Notifications about results are sent out the day after results are loaded. Positives are called, otherwise, you will receive a message through the eTang portal.

UC Berkeley Self-Swab Testing for COVID-19