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UCSF Fresno Mobile HeaL COVID-19 Equity Project (CEP)

The COVID-19 Equity Project (CEP) expands UCSF Fresno’s Mobile HeaL program by bringing equal access to barrier-free COVID and other health care services to target communities, in partnership with community-based organizations.  We are staffed by members from communities we serve and seek to develop current and aspiring health care professionals through service to underrepresented communities.

Located At

UC Merced Fresno Center
550 E. Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA 93710

Vaccine & Testing Clinic Map
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Clinic Hours
Mon: 8am – 2pm
Tues: 8am – 11am
Wed: 8am – 2pm
Thurs: 8am – 2pm
Fri: 8am – 2pm
Sat: 8am – 2pm
Sun: 8am – 2pm

Excessive Heat and Unhealthy Weather Policy
To protect the health and safety of our employees and our patients, the UCSF Fresno Mobile HeaL COVID-19 Equity Project clinics will close when the temperature reaches 105°F. For immediate assistance call us during our hours of operation at (559) 349-8082, or follow us on social media for the latest updates.

COVID Vaccines

VACCINES

FREE COVID-19 Vaccines

First Come, First Served, Drive-thru Clinic.

Clinic Details

For All Patients
We operate as a first come, first served, drive-thru clinic and all patients are seen in the order of their arrival regardless if a patient is a drive-in patient or has scheduled an appointment at myturn.ca.gov.

Scheduling an appointment simply makes for a quicker experience by answering all of the pre-screening questions prior to your visit and is not a guarantee that you will be vaccinated at your specified appointment time.

“Appointments”
If you choose to register prior to your visit, go to myturn.ca.gov, click on the “Make an appointment” button and complete the screening questions.

When prompted to choose a clinic, choose either of the following options depending on the vaccine you wish to receive.
UCSF Fresno Mobile HeaL- Pfizer
for the Pizer vaccine (12 & older)

UCSF Fresno Mobile HeaL- Janssen
for the Johnson & Johnson/J&J/Janssen vaccine (18 & older)

CEP Vaccine Tents

For All Patients
We operate as a first come, first served, drive-thru clinic and all patients are seen in the order of their arrival regardless if a patient is a drive-in patient or has scheduled an appointment at myturn.ca.gov.

Scheduling an appointment simply makes for a quicker experience by answering all of the pre-screening questions prior to your visit and is not a guarantee that you will be vaccinated at that time.

Appointments
If you choose to register prior to your visit, go to myturn.ca.gov, click on the “Make an appointment” button and complete the screening questions.

When prompted to choose a clinic, choose either of the following options depending on the vaccine you wish to receive.
UCSF Fresno Mobile HeaL- Pfizer
for the Pizer vaccine (12 & older)

UCSF Fresno Mobile HeaL- Janssen
for the Johnson & Johnson/J&J/Janssen vaccine (18 & older)

Covid Equity Project Vaccine Tents

What to Bring

Identification (ID)
Any form of ID that shows your full name and Date of Birth (DOB) or Age. 
Examples: Driver’s License, State ID, Passport, Medical Records, Insurance Statements, Online School Portal, Birth Certificates, etc.

Consent for Minors (Ages 12-17)
Individuals younger than 18 years must have parental or guardian consent given by a legally authorized representative (parent or guardian).

An emancipated minor may consent for him/herself. Currently, only the Pfizer vaccine has received Emergency Use Authorization for people under 18.

In addition to the consent from a legally authorized parent or guardian, Individuals between 14 and 17 years of age must also consent for themselves vaccines. For individuals younger than 13, only consent from the legally authorized representative (parent or guardian) is required. 

  • Parent/guardian accompanies the minor in person.
  • If the parent/guardian cannot accompany the minor, a signed written consent is acceptable. The written consent must verify the parent/guardian has been provided the Pfizer EUA Fact Sheet.
  • Phone or video consent is possible if the parent/guardian confirms that they have been provided the Pfizer EUA Fact Sheet or the Fact Sheet is read to the parent/guardian.
Written Consent Form (English)
Written Consent Form (Español)

About the Vaccines

Currently Offering

Pfizer

Current Eligibility.
Ages 12 and older.

Second Dose.
21 days after the first dose.

Third Dose (Immunocompromised Only)
Available 28 days after the completion of series. A third dose is recommended for immunocompromised individuals that are high risk of hospitalization from COVID-19.

Booster Dose.
Available for eligible patients 6 months from completion date of second dose. 
Currently Eligible
1.
Ages 65 & older.
2. Individuals whose job puts them at risk of COVID-19 (healthcare workers, teachers, etc.)

Learn more about the Pfizer vaccine.
CLICK HERE.

Moderna

Current Eligibility.
Ages 12 and older.

Second Dose.
21 days after the first dose.

Third Dose (Immunocompromised Only)
Available 28 days after the completion of series. A third dose is recommended for immunocompromised individuals that are high risk of hospitalization from COVID-19.

J&J Janssen

Current Eligibility.
Ages 18 and older.

Second Dose.
NONE

Vaccine Updates (10/18/21)

    • Pfizer:
      • Third / additional dose Pfizer is available to immunocompromised individuals 12 or older that are considered “very high risk” to get very sick from COVID-19. Self-attestation and a medical provider evaluation OR supplemental information, may be necessary.
      • Booster dose Pfizer  is available after 6 months from the vaccine series completion date and patients must also meet one of the  following criteria to be eligible. 1) Age 65 or older. 2) Age 18-64 and are high risk of severe COVID-19. 3) Age 18-64 whose job puts them at high risk of COVID-19.
    • Moderna:
      • Third / additional dose Moderna is available to immunocompromised individuals 18 and older that are considered “very high risk” to get very sick from COVID-19. Self-attestation and a medical provider evaluation OR supplemental information, may be necessary.

Proof of Vaccination

Digital Vaccination Record Cards Now Available

The Digital vaccine card is now available at https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/

You will be directed to fill out the information on your vaccination and select a pin #.  You will then get a link on your phone to get your digital vaccine QR code.  MyTurn verifies the information as accurate in this process.

Physical Vaccination Record Cards

After you receive your COVID-19 Vaccine, you will receive a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card complete with information regarding the vaccine you received and where you got it. This card should be kept in a safe place and brought back when you return for your second dose (if applicable).

DO NOT LOSE YOUR VACCINATION RECORD CARD

Lost, Damaged or Misplaced Vaccination Record Card.
For replacement Vaccine Cards or questions relating to the vaccine you received, please contact us during our hours of operation.

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy (MAB)

Now Administering

Regen-Cov (Casirivimab/Imdevimab)

Regeneron

For treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19.

  • Who’s eligible?
    • Unvaccinated or Immunocompromised individuals and have live with someone who has COVID.
    • Currently COVID positive individuals and within 10 days from symptoms onset.

Pre-Screening recommended, but not required.

Patients may complete an online or over the phone pre-screen to determine eligibility prior to arrival.

Subcutaneous injections only

Because we operate as a drive-thru clinic, we only offer MAB as a Subcutaneous Injection. (IV infusions NOT available.)

Treatment consists of four (4) 300mg injections given consecutively. One injection in each arm and two in the back or stomach on opposing sides.

Who is eligible for MAB

Patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are considered to be “high-risk” for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization. Patient must receive treatment within 10 days of symptom onset.

High-risk factors include but not limited to:

  • Over 65 years old
  • Obese/Overweight (BMI > 25)
  • Pregnant
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Tracheostomy/gastrostomy or positive pressure ventilation (not related to COVID-19)
  • Immunosuppressive disease or treatment
  • Cardiovascular disease or hypertension
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Neurodevelopmental disease

* Not Eligible: Individuals recently prescribed oxygen use, change in current oxygen use, or currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 infection.

Our Process
What to expect and approx. how long.

  1. MAB Pre-Screening (5 minutes)
    Complete screening process in-person, online or over phone
  2. Arrival
    Arrive during MAB clinic hours and check-in with staff at entrance.
    CEP is a drive-thru clinic and treatment will be done in or around your vehicle.
  3. Check-In / Screening (15 minutes)
    Provider on site will conduct an on-site screening and check vitals while clinical team prepares medication.
  4. Administration (5 minutes)
    Staff will administer the Regen-Cov treatment via subcutaneous injection.
    Treatment consists of four (4) 300mg injections given consecutively. One injection in each arm and two in the back or stomach on opposing sides.
  5. Observation (1 hour)
    You are required to remain on site for one (1) hour after the completion of the MAB treatment.
    Clinical staff will monitor for any adverse reactions and periodically check vitals during this period.

COVID Testing

COVID TESTING

Stop, Swab and Go!

PCR Tests Only. (Results in 48-72 hours on average)

No Rapid Testing. (As of  9/5/21)

Reasons to Get Tested
Even though COVID vaccines are now available to almost all age groups and has become more readily available, there are still many reasons to be tested for COVID-19 and the need for equitable testing options.

  • Travel requirements or recently traveled.
  • Work requirement
  • School requirement
  • Upcoming medical procedures
  • Experiencing COVID symptoms
  • Exposed to someone who tested positive.
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No appointment needed.
No insurance collected.

Getting Tested

In 3 easy steps!

Register Online

For a faster experience, register for your Color PCR COVID-19 Test here.
(Everybody who needs a test must complete the registration process )

Get Swabbed

Come see us at our testing clinic at 550 E. Shaw Ave. located across from Fashion Fair Mall and next to Bank of America.

Get Your Results

Results are provided by text message  typically within 48-72 hours from when the lab receives the samples.

What tests are available?
We are now only offering PCR testing and use the Color PCR COVID-19 Test. As of September, 5, 2021, we are no longer offering rapid testing.

  • PCR tests are considered the gold standard for detecting the COVID-19 virus in patients with and without symptoms.
    • For more information on the Color PCR COVID-19 Test Kits, CLICK HERE.

Mobile Events

MOBILE EVENTS

Not able to make it to our vaccination or testing clinics?
Come see us at one of our scheduled mobile events. In order to better serve our community we are proud to partner with various organizations, businesses, faith-based organizations and more to help provide equitable access to COVID resources to all. Follow our calendar below to see if we are coming to a place near you.

Mobile Events Calendar

Special thanks to…

COVID Equity Team and Costa Azul Group Photo

Cruz Azul vs. Pachuca - July 7, 2021

Awesome times at the Pachuca vs. Cruz Azul game at Chukchansi Park. More than 100 vaccines were given at this game amongst players of both teams and patrons!

Host an Event

If you are part of a business/organization or hosting any upcoming events throughout Fresno County and interested in hosting a Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination site, please complete the request Fresno County request form below. 

Mobile Events (17)

About Us

Our Mission

The COVID-19 Equity Project (CEP) expands UCSF Fresno’s Mobile HeaL program by bringing equal access to barrier-free COVID and other health care services to target communities, in partnership with community-based organizations.  We are staffed by members from communities we serve and seek to develop current and aspiring health care professionals through service to underrepresented communities.

Our Goal

UCSF Fresno Mobile HeaL have combined their expertise with Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to conduct free testing, contact tracing, community education and outreach as part of the City of Fresno’s COVID-19 response to support communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

Get Involved

Volunteer with us

The UCSF Fresno COVID-19 Equity Project is seeking clinical (nurses, physicians, etc.) and non-clinical volunteers to assist with our mission of providing free and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and testing to the residents of Fresno County.

Volunteer Duties Include:

  • Administering COVID Vaccines (Clinical Only)
  • Directing traffic
  • Registration
  • Post-vaccine observations
  • Set-up/Take-down

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Vaccine FAQs

Everybody ages 12 and older is now eligible for to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if desired, however, only the Pfizer vaccine has been EUA authorized by the FDA for individuals under the age of 18.

  • Vaccine Age Requirements
    • Pfizer – Children and Adults ages 12 and up.
    • Moderna – Adults ages 18 and up. (Not offered at our clinic)
    • Janssen (J&J) – Adults ages 18 and up.
    • We are currently offering the following vaccines.
      • Pfizer – Available for ages 12 & up.
      • Moderna – Available for ages 18 & up.
      • J&J – Available for ages 18 & up.

Booster doses are available for the Pfizer vaccine only. Patients must meet eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Requirements:
Patients MUST meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Pfizer booster dose.

  1. Must be 6 months out from the completion of the second dose
  2. AND, meet one of the following requirements.
    1. Age 65 or older.
    2. Age 18-64 and are high risk of severe COVID-19.
    3. Age 18-64 whose job puts them at high risk of  COVID-19.
    • 3rd Dose/Additional Dose (For Immunocompromised Only)
      • For individuals considered “very high risk” to get sick from COVID-19.
      • 3rd dose is available for mRNA vaccines only (Pfizer & Moderna.) 
      • Available 28 days after the completion of the second dose.
      • Self-attestation and a medical provider evaluation OR supplemental information may be necessary.

 

    • Booster Dose (Pfizer Only)
      • Available to individuals 6 months past the completion date of their second dose and meet one (1) of the current eligibility requirements below.
        • Ages 65 & older.
        • Age 18-64 and are high risk of severe COVID-19.
        • Age 18-64 whose job puts them at high risk of  COVID-19.

Information regarding the vaccines and other vaccination locations is available through the Fresno County Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Information webpage

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Factsheet
(English) (Español) (Hmong) (Other)

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Factsheet
(English) (Español) (Hmong) (Other)

Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) Vaccine EUA Factsheet
(English) (Español) (Hmong) (Other)

NEW LOCATION (August 4, 2021)
We are now located at the UC Merced Fresno Center located at Shaw and Fresno St. (Across from the Fashion Fair Mall, next to Bank of America)

Enter from Mariposa Ave Next to Men’s Wearhouse. (Click Here  to see our map)

UC Merced Fresno Center
550 E. Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA 93710

We are open 7 days a week at 8 a.m. Most days we close at 2 p.m., with the exception of Tuesdays, where we close at 11 a.m. for staff training.

Vaccine Clinic Hours
Mon: 8am – 2pm
Tues: 8am – 11am
Wed: 8am – 2pm
Thurs: 8am – 2pm
Fri: 8am – 2pm
Sat: 8am – 2pm
Sun: 8am – 2pm

No, you do not need to make an appointment. We operate as a drive-in, first-come, first-serve clinic. Just stop by and see us anytime during our regular hours of operation or at our mobile events.

For more information regarding appointments or to find additional vaccine clinics, please visit www.myturn.ca.gov

Yes, the COVID-19 vaccines are 100% free. 

Insurance is NOT required and we will not ask you for any insurance information at our clinic.

      • Identification (ID)
        Any form of ID that shows your full name and Date of Birth (DOB) or Age. 
        Examples: Driver’s License, State ID, Passport, Medical Records, Insurance Statements, Online School Portal, Birth Certificates, etc.

      • Consent for Minors (Ages 12-17)
        Individuals younger than 18 years must have parental or guardian consent given by a legally authorized representative (parent or guardian).

        An emancipated minor may consent for him/herself. Currently, only the Pfizer vaccine has received Emergency Use Authorization for people under 18.

        In addition to the consent from a legally authorized parent or guardian, Individuals between 14 and 17 years of age must also consent for themselves vaccines. For individuals younger than 13, only consent from the legally authorized representative (parent or guardian) is required. 

        • Parent/guardian accompanies the minor in person.
        • If the parent/guardian cannot accompany the minor, a signed written consent is acceptable. The written consent must verify the parent/guardian has been provided the Pfizer EUA Fact Sheet.
        • Phone or video consent is possible if the parent/guardian confirms that they have been provided the Pfizer EUA Fact Sheet or the Fact Sheet is read to the parent/guardian.
If you lost your Vaccination Record Card, have questions relating to MyTurn appointments or need proof you received your COVID-19 Vaccine,  digital vaccine cards are now available at https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/
 
If you are still experiencing trouble accessing your information or need a new physical copy of your card, please call us during normal operating hours at (559) 349-8082.

Testing FAQs

Everybody is eligible for a COVID test, including infants. 

  • Color PCR COVID-19 Test
    PCR tests are considered the gold standard for testing for the COVID-19 virus and have proven to be 99.9% accurate.
    • Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Accuracy: 99.9% 
      • For more information on the Color PCR COVID-19 Test Kits, CLICK HERE.
    •  

No. 

Due to supply, we are no longer offering rapid testing and only offer PCR testing which is considered the gold standard for testing for the virus.

Yes, the COVID-19 tests are 100% free.

Insurance is NOT required and we will not ask you for any insurance information at our clinic.

For COVID Testing, we are is located at the UC Merced Fresno Center building (550 E. Shaw Ave.) across from Fashion Fair Mall, next to Bank of America. 

Follow the signs to the back parking lot, wait in your vehicle by the back door and we will come out to assist you.

UC Merced Fresno Center
550 E. Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA 93710

(Across from Fashion Fair Mall)

We are open 7 days a week at 8 a.m. Most days we close at 2 p.m., with the exception of Tuesdays, where we close at 11 a.m. for staff training.

Testing Hours
Mon: 8am – 2pm
Tues: 8am – 11am
Wed: 8am – 2pm
Thurs: 8am – 2pm
Fri: 8am – 2pm
Sat: 8am – 2pm
Sun: 8am – 2pm

Results are delivered by text message typically within 48-72 hours from when the lab receives the samples.

For more information on the status of your test, please contact the Color COVID Test Support Page or call the hotline listed on the card you received with your test.  For a faster experience, please have the card ready with your Barcode number and DOB.

Call: 1-844-352-6567
Email: mycovidtest@color.com

Tests done on Sundays are not sent to the lab until end-of-day Monday.

CLICK HERE, for a step-by-step infographic on how to get your results.

There are many reasons to be tested, including:

  • Travel requirements or recently traveled.
  • Work requirement
  • School requirement
  • Upcoming medical procedures
  • Experiencing COVID symptoms
  • Exposed to someone who tested positive.

Although COVID Vaccines are now readily available for most groups, this does not mean that COVID has disappeared. We must all do our part and stay vigilant to stop the spread of COVID-19.