Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates for UC San Diego Health patients and visitors. Learn More


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Patients & Visitors

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Your safety and well-being are our top priorities as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.


Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing

Testing is by appointment for our patients and the public — with next-day results. This includes people who have symptoms or were exposed, as well as those who need testing for travel, school or other reasons.

COVID-19 Testing


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 video visits.

Safety Measures  Make an Appointment


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. 

Read FAQs


We Are Prepared

New visitor restrictions are intended to reduce health risks for everyone. We’ve made other changes too, so that we're ready for those who need specialized care for COVID-19.

Visitor Information  How We've Prepared

Recent Updates from UC San Diego Health

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?

Read more FAQs about coronavirus

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