Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At this time, all visitors are being screened prior to entrance for the safety of our patients and medical staff. Patients are strongly encouraged to call first to decrease your wait time. Please have your One.UF account ready on your mobile device at your time of check-in for screening staff to view your COVID-19 status.

It is imperative that any individuals who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 contact the Student Health Care Center at (352) 392-1161 to discuss symptoms with a nurse or medical provider before your visit to ensure proper protective measures are taken to prevent further risk of spread to others. Additionally, Telehealth visits and phone triage are also available to assist patients with COVID-19 concerns. If you don’t already have a UFHealth MyChart account, you can register for one and activate it immediately by logging onto the link below. Download of the Zoom app is required for Telehealth visits. Please call for additional assistance.

Required Mask Usage

All patients visiting SHCC are required to wear a mask.

COVID-19 Transmission Probability

COVID-19 Carrier without mask and Healthy Person without a Mask. Risk level: High
COVID-19 Carrier with mask and Healthy Person without a Mask. Risk level: Medium
COVID-19 Carrier with mask and Healthy Person with a Mask. Risk level: Low

Additionally, patients can utilize cloth masks for protection. The CDC offers instructions for creating a cloth face covering from home and proper usage.

Testing information

  • Evaluation and testing for possible COVID-19 is available 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday-Friday, and most Sundays 12-3, due to clinic hours and lab pick up times.
  • All patients must have an appointment (usually telehealth) with a provider who can then place an order for a COVID-19 test and provide further instructions. 
  • Test results can take 24-48 hrs to process, depending on the timing of the collection and lab pick-up.

Drive By Testing Instructions and Driving Directions (only applicable if you have already had an appointment with a provider and had a drive-by test already scheduled):

1.    See the directions and map below for Drive-By Testing location.

2.    Please drive yourself to the Drive-By Testing appointment if at all possible and do not use driving services such as Uber or Lyft to minimize infecting others.

3.    When you arrive call the Blue team secretary to alert them of your arrival 352-294-7330.

From University Ave:
Turn right onto Gale Lemerand Drive (Stadium on left & O’Connell on right) Go to next Red light at Stadium Rd Turn Left onto Stadium Rd Turn onto the first road to the Left after the cross-walk (No street name / just a ONE WAY sign / Alley with parking)

From Buckman Dr:
Pass the Hub, pass parking lot on the right
Turn onto the second road to the Right
(No street name / just a ONE WAY sign / Alley with parking)

Patients and parents, please refer to these instructions to help answer questions about what to do if you have tested positive for COVID-19, if you are under investigation, or if you may be around those testing positive or under investigation. Additional instructions for coming off of home isolation can be found at this link.

Testing for COVID-19 is determined by the clinician during their clinical assessment obtained through Telehealth or other screening. Fever, shortness of breath and cough may be indicators according to the CDC. Although not everyone needs testing, if you are tested, please note that it is taking several days to receive the test results.

One way to determine if you need testing is via Telehealth. Telehealth has many benefits:

  • Improved access to healthcare professionals and convenience.
  • More efficient medical evaluation and management.
  • Obtaining expertise of a distant specialist
  • Improved allocation of resources, decreased exposure and ease of use.
What is self-quarantine?

People who have contracted or been exposed to the COVID-19 should self-quarantine. Health experts recommend that self-quarantine lasts 14 days. 

You might be asked to self-quarantine if you have recently returned from traveling to a part of the country or the world where COVID-19 is spreading rapidly, or if you have knowingly been exposed to an infected person.

Self-quarantine involves:

  • Staying at home
  • Not having visitors
  • Not sharing personal space areas, such as bathrooms and bedrooms
  • Not sharing things like towels and utensils
  • Using standard hygiene and washing hands frequently
  • Staying at least 6 feet away from other people in your household

Once your quarantine period has ended, if you do not have symptoms, follow your doctor’s instructions on how to return to your normal routine.

Information for Parents

For questions/concerns regarding COVID-19, please contact SHCC via e-mail at

Re-Testing after Negatives: We follow CDC recommendations and do not recommend re-testing after a positive test for non-health care workers.

Re-Testing after previous COVID Infection: Per CDC recommendations, previously infected, currently asymptomatic COVID-19 patients can shed non-infectious viral RNA particles for 12 weeks after infection.  Therefore, retesting is not recommended within 3 months after the date of symptom onset for the initial COVID-19 infection, as a positive test would not indicate re-infection. 

Helpful Links

University of Florida COVID-19 Homepage

UF Screen, Test and Protect
Screen, Test & Protect Dashboard

UF Health COVID-19 Updates