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COVID-19 Hub

At UCR Student Health Services (SHS), we are committed to providing you with quality primary health care, while keeping everyone safe. Whether you are coming for medical or dental appointments, picking up pharmacy prescriptions or lab work, rest assured that we have precautions in place to protect your health and wellness. Our teams are dedicated to your health and safety.

COVID Vaccine Verification

 

As of May 13, COVID-19 vaccinations were made available to all individuals 12 years and older. The university is encouraging students, staff, and faculty to get a vaccination prior our return to campus in fall. Vaccinations can be obtained through local pharmacies, including CVS and Walgreens, county clinics, in addition to your local primary healthcare provider.

For more information on where to get a COVID-19 vaccination, visit campusreturn.ucr.edu/vaccines.

If you’ve already received your COVID-19 vaccination, we strongly recommend that you upload your proof of completion by August 1, 2021. The proof of completion will be kept on file by Student Health Services. Our goal is to maintain a comprehensive list of all students vaccinated.

International Vaccines – We are accepting all International Covid-19 vaccines that have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Clinic Updates

As we adhere to the California State Vaccination Plan, SHS is now scheduling student appointments to our COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Beginning Friday, May 21, the COVID-19 vaccine clinic will take place beginning every Friday from 1–3:30 p.m. at the Student Health Clinic adjacent to Lot 15. To schedule an appointment, please contact the COVID Hotline at (844) 827-6827. Please note that your vaccine will be free regardless of insurance.

Visit vaccines.gov to find a local vaccination site. A referral for a vaccine will be needed. UCSHIP will cover the cost of your vaccine if you follow these steps:

  • Contact SHS at (951) 827-3031 to obtain a referral — no appointment needed.
  • SHS medical staff will complete referral in three to five business days.
  • You will receive a message in your patient portal that your referral is complete.

COVID-19 Testing
Testing is available to students on campus at our "Spit and Go" Testing Stations. Before arriving at a saliva testing station:

Actions We Are Taking

Telehealth – We’ve opened telehealth appointments so that our providers can see patients online for primary care, follow-up visits, mental health services, medication monitoring, and other issues. In-person appointments are also available.

Screening – We require that all employees and individuals entering the clinic be screened for symptoms and have their temperatures checked.

Face Covering and Physical Distancing – It is required for everyone on the UCR campus to wear a face covering at all times. The campus has also implemented physical distancing to ensure a 6-foot distance from one another.

Infection Prevention – Our clinics are cleaned and disinfected rigorously, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) infection prevention guidelines. 

Got Questions?

Q: Can I get a COVID-19 vaccination on campus?
A: Beginning Friday, May 21, the COVID-19 vaccine clinic will take place beginning every Friday from 1–3:30 p.m. at the Student Health Clinic adjacent to Lot 15. To schedule an appointment, please contact the COVID Hotline at (844) 827-6827.

Q: What should I do if I live on campus and am exposed to or test positive for COVID-19?
A: Please refer to the isolation brochure for advice on isolating after exposure to COVID-19 or a positive test.

Q: What resources are available on campus related to COVID-19?
A: Please check the UCR COVID-19 webpage for the latest information. You can visit The Well for information on how to receive a COVID-19 wellness kit. Please also connect with the on- and off-campus providers listed under COVID-19 Resources. 

Q: Are students able to return to campus?
A: Students are permitted to return to campus upon completion of the online education module. Please visit the Dean of Students website for more information. You must also complete the Daily Wellness Survey each day before coming on to campus.

Q: Should I get tested for COVID-19?
A: Environmental Health & Safety offers this guidance for students on getting tested. 

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

COVID-19 vaccines are not available to UCR students on campus at this time. More information will be released about a campus vaccination plan as soon as it becomes available. Please refer to our FAQ below for more information on COVID-19 vaccines.

Visit vaccines.gov to find a local vaccination site. A referral for a vaccine will be needed. UCSHIP will cover the cost of your vaccine if you follow these steps:

  • Contact SHS at (951) 827-3031 to obtain a referral — no appointment needed.
  • SHS medical staff will complete referral in three to five business days.
  • You will receive a message in your patient portal that your referral is complete.

COVID-19 Vaccine Referrals

Do you have UCSHIP and want a COVID-19 vaccine? UCSHIP will cover the cost of your vaccine if you follow these simple steps:

  • Contact SHS at (951) 827-3031 to obtain a referral — no appointment needed.
  • SHS medical staff will complete referral in three to five business days.
  • You will receive a message in your patient portal that your referral is complete.

You can visit vaccines.gov to find a vaccine site near you and schedule your appointment!


The Well

Reach out to The Well to request a COVID-19 wellness kit.

Website: well.ucr.edu
Email: thewell@ucr.edu
Instagram: @thewellucr


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Contact CAPS for confidential mental health services, including virtual individual, couples', and group therapy sessions.

Website: counseling.ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-5531
Fax: (951) 827-2015


Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

Visit the EHS website for the latest COVID-19 news and updates from the UCR campus, as well as for access to testing, vaccine, and other resources.

Website: ehs.ucr.edu
Email: ehspublichealth@ucr.edu


Riverside University System Public Health

Visit the public health website for the latest COVID-19 news from Riverside County and for access to testing and vaccine resources.

Website: rivcoph.org/coronavirus


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Visit the CDC website for the latest COVID-19 fact sheets and guidance from the federal government, as well as access to vaccine and testing resources.

Website: cdc.gov

Face Coverings

Do you know how to how to properly wear a face covering or even make your own? This flyer from the CDC shares what you need to know.

COVID-19 Face Coverings