COVID-19 Information and Updates


Free PCR Testing on Campus for Students and Employees

New Patient Portal – Remember to Preregister Again

If you registered before Sept. 2022, you'll need to preregister again by Sept. 6, as Simple HealthKit transitions to a new patient portal. You only need to preregister once in the new portal. See preregistration instructions below.

Free PCR testing is available on the days and times listed below, outside the Campus Center near the Student Health Services entrance on the lower level. (We no longer offer drive-thru testing in Parking Lot A.)  

  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

No appointment is needed but one-time preregistration is required. 

  • Face masks are required at the test site
  • You must show a valid photo ID to be tested
  • Students must be registered at De Anza this quarter and taking classes, either on campus or online

Click for Steps to Preregister for Testing

You must register in advance online.

You only need to register once and then you may return without registering again. If you previously registered for testing before Sept. 2022, please register again in the new patient portal using the link below.

Simple HealthKit patient portal

    • Visit the Simple HealthKit patient portal and click "Create a new account
    • Follow the prompts to create your account
    • After creating your account, complete registration by entering the appropriate location code:
      • Students should enter:  deanza-stu
      • Employees should enter:  deanzaemp 
    • Sign the consent form and disclaimer
    • Fill in the patient information page
    • Provide your insurance information
      • If you're uninsured, Health Services staff can assist you during the registration process
    • If you have questions or problems with the registration process, send an email to support@simplehealthkit.com 


Free COVID Test Kits at De Anza – For Current Students 

During the fall quarter, De Anza students can request a free home-testing kit at the Student Health Services office during business hours:

  • Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed for lunch 12:30-1 p.m.)
  • Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Click for Test Kit Details

Remember these requirements

  • One antigen kit per student per week
  • You must be registered at De Anza this quarter and taking classes, either on campus or online. Sorry, no friends or family members

Pick up your test kit outside the Lower Level entrance to the Campus Center (near the Student Health Services office.)

  • You must bring a photo ID and provide your CWID to get your kit.
  • Remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing
  • If you have symptoms, please do not come to campus!

More Ways to Find Test Kits

  • You can still sign up for free test kits that will be mailed to your home by the U.S. government. Learn more and register at covidtests.gov 
  • You can also check for information about free testing and kits, provided by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, at sccfreetest.org 

See the Rules for Coming to Campus


How To Get Vaccinated – or Boosted – Free!

nurse applying bandaid on young woman's armCOVID-19 vaccines are now available – free of charge – to all Californians age 5 and older, and that includes college students! 

COVID-19 boosters are now recommended by the CDC and state health authorities for

  • Pfizer: Anyone age 12 or older who received their second shot of the Pfizer vaccine at least five months ago
  • Moderna: Anyone age 18 or older who received their second shot of the Moderna vaccine at least five months ago
  • Johnson & Johnson: Anyone age 18 or older who received their Johnson & Johnson shot at least two months ago

To get your vaccination or booster, visit the Santa Clara County Public Health Department website for a list of clinic sites near you – where you can drop in without an appointment, or schedule a time that fits your schedule. 

You can also search for vaccination locations in California on myturn.ca.gov or nationwide on vaccines.gov/search


Get Tested for COVID-19 – Also Free!

Testing is a critical tool in the fight against this pandemic. To find a free COVID-19 testing site near you, use these online tools:


Latest Updates

The most current information about COVID-19 will come from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health.


Student Health Services

Current students can visit the Health Services virtual clinic for services. The virtual clinic uses online video that is HIPAA-compliant for privacy and security, so students can talk with a health care provider about issues including women’s health, birth control, community resources and referrals. To schedule an appointment, send an email to deanzahealthservices@deanza.edu  

  • You can also visit Wellness Central, an online resource for students.
  • Note: If you have coronavirus symptoms – which may include a combination of fever, cough, difficulty breathing, headache, chills and loss of taste or smell  stay home and call your primary doctor, health care provider's nurse hotline, or Valley Medical Center at 408.885.5000. 
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