Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As part of maintaining a sustainable long-term infrastructure for addressing the impact of virus fluctuations — SHCC has the following resources available for our campus community.

You are encouraged to monitor your health and if you feel ill, take steps to minimize interactions with others. Please know wearing a mask, being vaccinated and boosted, and continuing good hygiene practices remain our strongest universal tools to protect ourselves against illness .

Testing information

Depending upon whether you are experiencing symptoms or have cause for concern, there are few different testing options –

I need a test for traveling…

UF Faculty, staff and students who require a COVID-19 for travel requirements can schedule an appointment with the UF Student Health Care Center at 352-392-1161 and press 0. Please have testing requirements available when you call. You can also find additional options in the community, including at retail pharmacies.

I want to see a medical provider for testing…

Symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath and cough may be important indicators according to the CDC. If your symptoms are significant and you need an evaluation by a medical provider:


Students experiencing any COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms who needs care, should make an appointment for evaluation before testing (usually telehealth).

The clinical provider can then can place an order for a COVID-19 test and provide further instructions. 


Faculty and Staff who are experiencing symptoms are encouraged to seek their regular primary care provider.

For Health Care Workers (including clinical students), please call UF Occupational Medicine @ SHCC for further direction at (352) 294-5700.

I want to test for another reason…

If you are concerned about your status and are having no symptoms

  • FDA Approved COVID-19 at-home self test kits are available for purchase in UF SHCC pharmacy for $15
  • There are several locations in the community and online that also have self test kits for purchase.
  • You can also get tested through a local retailer such as CVS or Walgreens.
  • Or you can visit the Florida Department of Health’s (DOH) list of testing sites. Scroll about half way down the page, you can select “Alachua” County and local sites will appear.

Helpful Links

University of Florida COVID-19 Updates

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 FAQ Page