UCI Health begins giving the first COVID-19 vaccinations to its frontline healthcare providers.

Protecting Your Health

At UCI Health, our primary goal is to protect the health of our patients, their families and our healthcare workers while delivering world-class care at our medical center in the City of Orange and all community locations. Since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, we have implemented preventive daily screening for COVID-19 of all our physicians and other healthcare providers, staff members and patients and adhere to local and state guidelines. UCI Health also launched a COVID-19 recovery program to address long-term effects that up to 30% of people experience after their initial illness. 

To further help protect the health of the community, UCI Health is proud to have administered more than 120,000 doses of Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to people in Orange County — and we want to ensure the rest of the community has access to the vaccine.

Schedule your vaccination

COVID-19 vaccinations are available to patients and community members age 12 and up and may be scheduled at the following locations: 

To schedule your first or second dose of the vaccine, call 714-456-7002. 

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines ›
(COVID-19: Información de la vacuna ›)

Preparing for your appointment

  • Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled visit. 
  • Bring your government-issued photo ID and insurance card. 
  • Do not take over-the-counter medication (Tylenol, Advil, Motrin) before your vaccination; it can make the vaccine less effective. 
  • If you're scheduling for the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, you will need to provide proof of the first shot you received. 

What to expect after the vaccination

  • Flu-like symptoms for a few days after vaccination are common and indicate that your body's natural immune system is responding. 
  • If your symptoms after the vaccination make you uncomfortable, you may use over-the-counter pain relievers (Tylenol, Advil, Motrin) as needed. 

View our post-vaccination information sheet 

COVID-19 vaccine record

The State of California has a digital vaccine record portal. To obtain a digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record, visit myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov

COVID-19 recovery

The UCI Health COVID Recovery Service at UCI Health outpatient offices in Tustin and Costa Mesa provides patients with a comprehensive evaluation, referral to specialists, follow-up care and monitoring throughout the course of the patient’s recovery.

  • Make an appointment by calling 949-386-5101.

Visiting the hospital

As of June 15, 2021, indoor settings where the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) still requires face coverings to be worn — regardless of vaccination status — include public transit, K-12 educational facilities, healthcare facilities and long-term care settings, correctional and detention facilities and shelters. 

To abide by these guidelines and to protect our patients and healthcare workers, we require the use of face coverings in all our facilities. All visitors must wear a mask when visiting any UCI Health location and should stay home if they are experiencing any cold, flu or COVID-like symptoms. 

COVID-19 testing

UCI Health offers screening and testing for COVID-19. Learn more about these services ›