In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency:
Campus Health & Wellbeing has adjusted its practices. During this pandemic, telehealth and in-person medical appointments are available to treat enrolled students in the safest manner possible.
Medical visits - Please call 805-756-1211 to schedule an appointment with a medical provider. Services are offered both in-person and with telemedicine appointments via HIPAA-compliant Zoom.
Updated hours - Phone hours are Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. In-person hours are Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.
Student testing for COVID-19
I am experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and am currently enrolled at Cal Poly.
Please call Campus Health & Wellbeing at (805) 756-1211 to schedule a medical evaluation, if you have one of the following symptoms:
- Fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
I have been exposed to somebody with COVID-19 and am currently enrolled at Cal Poly.
Please call Campus Health & Wellbeing at (805) 756-1211 to schedule a medical evaluation If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 at a distance of less than 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer within the last 14 days.
I need to get tested so I can access campus (i.e. in-person class, on-campus job, want to access on-campus services)
Saliva-based COVID surveillance testing has replaced the nasal swab testing for students and offer faster, more convenient testing. The saliva-based test is free and no insurance is required.
Visit the Student Testing page for more information and to make appointments for saliva-based testing.
If you have symptoms or have been exposed, please call at 805-756-1211 for an evaluation and testing appointment instead.
I am not enrolled in the current quarter at Cal Poly.
Please visit one of the several testing locations available within the county. The closest public testing site to Cal Poly is SLO Vets Hall.
- Please note - county testing locations are by appointment only. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
If you have insurance, please have your insurance card available when you register at the county testing sites. You will not be charged a co-pay, but your insurance will be charged. If you don't have insurance, you won't be charged at the public testing locations in San Luis Obispo County.
If timing is not a concern, there are several private companies that have been approved to provide ‘self-testing kits’ under Emergency Use Authorizations from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), including Pixel by LabCorp; Vitagene; Picture by Fulgent Genetics; and LetsGetChecked. Insurance can be billed for these tests during the online ordering process. Please note that a minimum of 5-6 days should be allowed to cover the time needed to receive the kit in the mail and then to receive results.
Faculty/Staff testing for COVID-19
As a faculty or staff member, where can I get tested?
To learn more about testing, visit the Cal Poly Employee Testing site.
Please Note: Campus Health & Wellbeing supports student health, including Covid-19 testing. Faculty and staff are encouraged to visit the link above for testing information.
Why wear a mask?
Call (805) 756-1211 to reach our after-hours nurse advice line. You may discuss any health-related concerns privately and confidentially.
Campus Health & Wellbeing has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.