COVID Testing Center December Hours


Monday 12/12 through Friday 12/16/22: regular full day hours
Monday 12/19 through Thursday 12/22: 1/2 days 8am - 12pm
Friday 12/23/22 and beyond: Closed for holidays

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE UCSB COVID-19 PCR COLLECTION TESTING CENTER WILL BE CLOSING AFTER 12/22/2022.
Rapid Antigen COVID-19 test kits are available without charge at many locations across campus; please continue to self-report any positive results so that case investigations can be conducted to identify outbreaks and exposed close contacts.

 

COVID-19 Self-Collected PCR Testing On-Campus

Self-collection Testing Kit Instructions

Step One: Pick up a drop-off self-collection saliva testing kit from one of the locations sites below (no appointment is needed for this):

  • Bldg 434 (Annex), Room 121
  • Associated Students Pardall Center
  • Library Information Desk, 1st Floor Mountain Side
  • On-campus apartment offices
  • Recreation Center, Equipment Desk
  • ResHall front desks
  • Student Resource Building Information Desk
  • UCen Campus Store Customer Service Desk

Location Map

Step Two: Make an appointment to drop off the sample you collected.
(see instructions below)

Test Instructions

Before testing:  Make sure your mouth is free of particulate matter.

TESTING

  1. Remove top of tube
  2. Place funnel in tube
  3. Slowly spit into funnel until tube is half full of saliva (to reduce bubbles, tap tube on hard flat surface)
  4. Replace cap on tube and twist to secure
  5. Wipe the tube with alcohol wipe

DROP OFF INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Make an appointment to drop off your sample
  2. Return your sample to the collection site within 4 hours of collection. (Bldg 434 (Annex), Room 121 - across from Storke Tower)

Food Donations Accepted

Please bring your shelf-stable, unopened food that has not expired AND hygiene products to benefit our students when you come for a test.

Food Drive Flyer

HOW TO MAKE A DROP-OFF APPOINTMENT

STUDENTS

  • Log on to the Patient Portal Gateway with your Net ID and password
  • Click "schedule an appointment"
  • Choose "COVID-19 Services" click continue
  • Choose "Testing Services", click continue
  • Choose "Schedule a Drop-Off COVID-19 test"
  • Read the notice and click continue
  • Choose your appointment date range and search for appointments
  • Select your day and time
  • Choose "continue
  • Confirm your choice

EMPLOYEES

  • Log on to the Patient Portal Gateway with your Net ID and password
  • Click "schedule an appointment"
  • Choose "Employee COVID-19 Testing Drop Off" click continue
  • Read the notice, click continue
  • Choose your appointment date range and search for appointments
  • Choose a time and click continue
  • Read another notice and click "confirm"