COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Testing Resources

Testing is available on campus for current students and for faculty and staff members who show mild symptoms of COVID-19 or believe they have been exposed to the virus. Alumni, retirees and family members of employees are not eligible for UC Santa Barbara’s COVID-19 testing. Information about the different tests can be found on the Student Health website.

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Weekly testing is required for all non-vaccinated students and faculty and staff members living in campus-owned housing, attending in-person classes or labs, working on campus, or entering any campus building, including dining commons. Testing is available at no charge to all member of the campus community.

Testing

Testing for individuals who show mild symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the virus is available at no charge to UC Santa Barbara undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and staff members who live in campus-owned housing or work, attend classes or conduct research on campus, or want to access campus facilities. Testing is available also to all undergraduate students living off campus.

Appointments may be made through the Student Health Patient Portal Gateway using UCSBnet ID. Testing takes place at the campus’s Loma Pelona Center and in the Linda Vista Room at Santa Catalina residence hall. 

Testing Requirements

Weekly testing is required for all non-vaccinated students and faculty and staff members living in campus-owned housing, attending in-person classes or labs, working on campus, or entering any campus building, including dining commons. Testing is available at no charge to all member of the campus community.

Testing Availability and Appointments

Testing is provided weekdays, except official holidays, at the campus’s Loma Pelona Center or in the Linda Vista Room at the Santa Catalina residence hall. Special hours will be provided during move-in periods for campus housing. Information on how to schedule a test can be found on the Student Health website.

What to Expect

Testing Information

More information about the testing, including details about the specific COVID-19 tests offered on campus can be found on Student Health's testing information page.

Where to Find Your COVID-19 Test Results

Results of campus COVID-19 tests can be accessed via the Student Health Portal Gateway used to make testing appointments. Click “Medical Records” from the menu on the left side of the page. 

 

Testing Locations

COVID-19 testing takes place at the campus’s Loma Pelona Center and in the Linda Vista Room at Santa Catalina residence hall. Click the location icons in the map above for hours and location details. Information on how to schedule a test can be found on the Student Health website.

 

UCSB COVID-19 Viral Strain/Variant Research Project

As part of a research effort to understand which variant strains of the SARS-CoV2 virus are emerging in Santa Barbara County, campus community members who test positive for COVID-19 in the university’s testing program may volunteer to have their COVID-19 virus sequenced in order to determine which strain of the virus has infected them. All that is required is an individual’s consent.

Symptomatic Testing

If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19, you can contact any of the following providers to arrange for a COVID-19 test in Santa Barbara or to seek medical care. Please check with each provider to clarify any charges, and to be sure your health insurance is accepted. Your private health insurance may also have resources for Telehealth that can provide you with medical advice, but may not be able to order a local COVID-19 test.

The UC Santa Barbara COVID-19 Call Center at (805) 893-3113 or ucsb-covid19@ucsb.edu is also available to provide further information.

Student Health (Confidential services for UCSB students)

Santa Barbara County Public Health Dept  

Cottage Health CareNow Online Services

  • (805) 456-6545
  • Online visit, may refer out for testing if indicated
  • You may submit your receipt to your insurance company, but reimbursement is not guaranteed

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

  • (844) 594-0343
  • Telehealth visits available; sliding scale fees based on income
  • Four locations for medical care in Santa Barbara; one in Isla Vista
  • Open evenings and Saturday
  • Call first to alert them if you have COVID-19 symptoms

Sansum Clinic

  • (800) 472-6786
  • Sansum Urgent Care
    • (805) 563-6110; 215 Pesetas Ln., Santa Barbara, CA 93111
    • Telehealth visits available
    • Open weekends
    • Call first to alert them if you have COVID-19 symptoms

The Med Center

  • Open evenings and weekends (not all locations)
  • (805) 681-7411; 271 N. Fairview Ave., Suite 101, Goleta, CA 93117
  • (805) 682-7411; 2954 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • (805) 965-3011; 319 N Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Other

  • Information provided by the California Department of Public Health about additional COVID-19 testing sites in the area can be found here

The University does not recommend, endorse, warrant or guarantee any specific provider of medical services, or any product or service that they may offer and will not be a party to any transaction between you and such providers. The names of these medical providers are for information purposes only. As with the purchase of any product or service, it is your responsibility to use your best judgment in the selection of any appropriate medical provider.

 

Updated 12/21/2020. Send comments to: ucsb-covid19@ucsb.edu.