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


COVID-19 Telemedicine Clinic

Most people who have COVID-19 and are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms can recover at home. UC San Diego Health offers video visits and telephone consults with infectious disease specialists to help you return to good health while isolating at home.

The telemedicine clinic is open to UC San Diego Health patients as well as members of the community who test positive for COVID-19. Our doctors can:

  • Deliver expert care for those infected with COVID-19
  • Answer questions and listen to your concerns
  • Closely monitor your health during recovery

Symptoms of SARS-CoV-2, a novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, include fever, new cough, new shortness of breath or a recent loss of taste or smell. Read our coronavirus FAQs.

How to Access the COVID-19 Telehealth Clinic

To access our services, you must have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last seven days.

  • If you were tested at a UC San Diego Health location, you will be referred to this telemedicine clinic for follow-up care.
  • If you were tested elsewhere, you can self-refer to our clinic by calling 619-543-8263. The test, however, must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, not an antibody or serology test.

COVID-19 Testing

UC San Diego Health patients who are experiencing symptoms of the novel coronavirus or think they have COVID-19 should call our dedicated COVID-19 Nurse Line: 800-926-8273. This phone line is staffed 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A nurse will ask questions to evaluate your potential risk for COVID-19 infection and identify the best course of action, including whether you should get tested. For more information, see COVID-19 Testing and Screening.

COVID-19 Telehealth Services

Here are some of the services we offer to those who test positive for COVID-19:

  • Initial video visit or telephone consult with an infectious disease specialist to discuss your symptoms and evaluate your health status, including any underlying chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity
  • Follow-up video visits or telephone consults to monitor your health and recovery
  • Referrals to other specialists or inpatient care if your symptoms worsen
  • Over-the-counter and prescription medication management for symptom relief and to continue to manage any underlying health condition
  • Daily phone calls from a triage nurse if needed
  • Support for anxiety and stress associated with your COVID-19 diagnosis
  • A potential opportunity to participate in clinical trials and research studies related to COVID-19

Coronavirus Resources

Your safety and well-being are our top priority. For the latest information about UC San Diego Health and COVID-19, visit COVID-19 Information for Patients and Visitors.