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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Patients & Visitors

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Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing

Testing is by appointment for our patients and the public. This includes people who have symptoms or were exposed, as well as those who need testing for school or other reasons. Results are generally available in 48 hours.

COVID-19 Testing


COVID-19 Vaccine

UC San Diego Health has begun vaccinating our patients ages 65 and over. We will contact patients via MyChart or telephone as we are ready to schedule; please do not call to request an appointment.

Vaccine Information and FAQs 


Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about COVID-19 symptoms and testing, including how to protect yourself or access care. We also address precautions for maternity patients, transplant patients and patients with cancer. 

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Appointments and Your Safety

Several safeguards help protect our patients and staff, including universal masking, frequent cleaning, entrance screenings and social distancing in registration and waiting areas. We’ve also increased the use of video visits.

Safety Measures  Make an Appointment

Recent Updates from UC San Diego Health

Volunteer at the Vaccination Super Station: ​We welcome community help for the vaccination effort near Petco Park. Medical professionals and other volunteers are welcome. Registration will be opening soon. To learn more, see How to Help.

New exposure notification tool: In partnership with the state of California, UC San Diego Health encourages our patients to use California COVID Notify, a new tool that empowers you to help protect your family and friends by slowing the spread of COVID-19. To learn more, visit California COVID Notify.


COVID-19: How to Donate

How You Can Help

Join us in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. With your help, we can continue to keep our community safe and prepare for what is next.

How to Donate

Thank you, health care heroes


Brave and dedicated UC San Diego Health team members are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. We're sharing their stories — and ways to show your gratitude.

Meet Our Heroes

Symptoms and Diagnosis

What is COVID-19?

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

How long does it take for the symptoms to appear?

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