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Testing Sites Re-open, Oct. 28

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October 27, 2020

Important Update:

  • Due to the air quality caused by the local fires, students with respiratory sensitivities can reschedule their appointment by contacting the Student Health Center at 949-824-5304.
  • Students who missed their appointments due to the campus closure can resume their testing next week.
  • Students are advised to wear their masks outdoors and refrain from any outdoor activities.


  • Required weekly COVID-19 testing for ALL STUDENT RESIDENTS begins Wed, Oct. 28 until further notice. 
  • Saturday appointments are now available 9 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. at the Division of Continuing Education (DCE).
  • Recurring weekly appointments are now open! See below for instructions.
  • Undergraduate Student Residents: The appointment you scheduled during the week of Oct. 19 is now your weekly RECURRING appointment. You should have selected an appointment to which you can commit on a weekly basis. Call the Student Health Center appointment line at 949-824-5304 if you need to reschedule.
  • Graduate Student Residents: The appointment that you will select for the week of Oct. 26 will become your weekly RECURRING appointment. Please select a day of the week and time to which you can commit on a weekly basis. Call the Student Health Center appointment line at 949-824-5304 if you need to reschedule.

Be sure to schedule your recurring weekly appointments!

How to schedule your recurring appointment

  • Log in to the Student Health Patient Portal with your UCINetID and password.
  • Select “Appointments” on the left navigation sidebar.
  • Click on “Schedule an Appointment”.
  • Select “COVID-19 Testing” – click “Continue”.
  • Note the testing locations that are available.
  • Select “COVID-19 Mass Testing Scheduling” – click “Continue”.
  • Confirm your contact information (email address, local telephone, local address) – click “Continue”.
  • Enter your callback number (required in case Student Health Center staff needs to contact you regarding the appointment you are scheduling) – click “Continue”.
  • Schedule your first and recurring appointments:
    1. Select a testing location from the drop-down.
    2. Click on “Search for Appointments”.
    3. Please select one of the days of the week and a time that is most compatible with your schedule and to which you can commit on a weekly, recurring basis.
    4. Student Health Center schedulers will then convert this appointment to a “recurring” appointment for your weekly testing.
    5. If your weekly recurring appointment falls on a holiday or if you need to reschedule, please call SHC’s appointment line at 949-824-5304 to reschedule that week’s appointment. Please note: there must be a minimum of five (5) days between weekly testing appointments if you need to reschedule during any given week.
    6. Your original weekly recurring appointment will resume the following week.
    7. Please add your weekly recurring appointment day, time and location to your calendar and set a reminder! – click “Continue”.
    8. Confirm your appointment date and time and then click “Schedule”.
    9. You MUST click on “Schedule” in order for your appointment to be confirmed.
    10. You will receive an email reminder 24 hours prior to your appointment. In addition, a text reminder will be sent one hour prior to the appointment IF you have opted in to receive text messages on the patient portal.