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COVID-19 Testing Resources

Self-directed COVID-19 testing is an important way to support health and safety on campus. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19, you should be tested. Please notify HR immediately if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or tested positive for COVID-19. You will be advised to immediately quarantine for a minimum of 10 days since the onset of symptoms and to seek testing or medical care. At this time, testing under these circumstances is still required per CDC guidelines, even if you have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Please use the resources below to access testing options.

Staff & Faculty Testing Resources

Staff who are required to be on campus are considered essential employees and therefore able to receive free PCR COVID-19 testing through their medical providers. It is recommended that you access testing through your medical provider. Currently, no faculty are required to be on campus. However, if a faculty member teaching a hybrid course opts to be on campus regularly, they would be eligible to receive free testing.

If you are currently on a CCA medical plan, please visit the HR portal page on Benefits for more details on how to access testing through your provider.

Kaiser Permanente Information

For community members who are enrolled with Kaiser as their medical provider, please know that the Mission Bay and Oakland Kaiser Permanente Health Centers offer COVID-19 testing. Please use the e-visit process to request a COVID-19 test - drive through, walk-in or by appointment.

Other Medical Providers

Staff and faculty may request COVID-19 testing directly from their medical provider, or it may be more efficient to access an urgent care facility that offers COVID-19 testing. Some options are listed below:

Government-operated Testing

Student Testing Resources

All students who are on campus during the Spring semester (either in a residence hall or attending a hybrid course) will be provided a membership by CCA to One Medical to access free PCR COVID-19 testing. Students will be able to utilize their medical provider insurance (personal or CCA student plan) through One Medical to access the test. One Medical is not compatible with all insurance plans but most are compatible. For a list of accepted insurance providers click here. The closest One Medical location to the CCA SF Campus is the Mission-Valencia location.

How to sign up for your One Medical membership:

If One Medical does not accept your insurance:

  • For the few health insurance plans not accepted by One Medical, or for students who choose not to go through One Medical, testing requirements can be met by going to any of the free testing sites in San Francisco
  • This link provides a list of available testing sites across SF where no insurance is needed