COVID-19 Testing

Save your spot online for a COVID-19 test at one of our Express Care locations around San Diego County with the links listed on this page.

Please bring your ID and insurance information to your appointment. 

  • Rapid test results in 15 minutes (antigen or clinical-grade NAAT)
  • PCR lab test results within 48 hours 
  • No cost to you — testing cost billed to insurance *
  • Test results available on the spot or via MyUCSDChart
  • SMART Health Card QR code included with results
  • Evaluation by a provider available
  • Optional $60 travel form available

View FAQs About COVID-19 Testing

* If you are not a UC San Diego Health patient, we cannot guarantee that your insurance will cover testing with us. In these cases, you may receive a bill and will be responsible for any services not covered by your insurance. If you don't have health insurance, consider COVID-19 testing through San Diego County.

How to Schedule a COVID-19 Test or Evaluation

For COVID-19 test with or without a travel form: Choose a location below, click the "Save my Spot" link and select the type of visit you want to schedule: "Covid Test" or "Covid Test with Travel Forms." Then choose a date and time from a list of appointment openings. 

For provider evaluation: If you have COVID-19 symptoms and want to see a provider for evaluation, choose a location below and select “Express Care Walk-In” for the type of visit. Then choose a date and time for your appointment. 

Your health insurance plan will be billed for both a provider visit and COVID-19 testing. You may be responsible for any co-pays and other charges based on your insurance plan and level of care. (Note: Express Care does not accept UCSHIP student health insurance.)

Please bring your ID and insurance information to your appointment.

COVID-19 Testing Locations

You can make a same-day or next-day appointment.

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COVID-19 Testing FAQs