USF Health is providing COVID-19 vaccinations to patients and employees who meet eligibility criteria and as supply of vaccine permits. Learn More.

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COVID-19 Information for USF Health Patients

All Persons 16 Years of Age and Older are Eligible to Receive the Vaccine at USF Health

Appointments are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine through USF Health, and our team is currently scheduling eligible patients. 

As of Monday, April 5, all Florida residents shall be eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.

  • PERSONS AGES 16-17: The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons age 16 and up. The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines are authorized for persons age 18 and up.
  • All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a guardian and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form. To download a copy of the form, click here.
  • For more information visit, Florida Dept. of Health Covid-19 Response

To schedule your vaccine appointment, please log into MyChart. If you do not have a MyChart account, please email to schedule your appointment. If you have login or other MyChart portal issues, please email for assistance.

We encourage patients to review these additional vaccination resources:


Enrollment is now open for the USF Health/Tampa General Hospital Phase 3 clinical trial testing the Novavax vaccine for COVID-19.

TGH-USF Health Office of Clinical Research are now part of the global search for a COVID-19 vaccine. Please consider volunteering to participate in one of our randomized clinical trials that will help determine the effectiveness of vaccines.

To learn more about eligibility and how to enroll visit USF Health/Tampa General Hospital COVID-19 Vaccine Study. 

COVID-19 Testing

USF Health currently offers the following COVID-19 tests. Your provider will determine which test is best for you based on your clinical symptoms and test kit availability.

While most insurance covers the cost of testing for COVID-19, those who don’t have insurance or who choose to self-pay can expect the following costs.

Antigen test: Infectious agent antigen detection by immunoassay technique, (e.g., enzyme immunoassay [EIA], enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay [ELISA], immunochemiluminometric assay [IMCA]) qualitative or semiquantitative, multiple-step method; 87426 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (e.g., SARS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2 [COVID-19]: $150 self-pay cost

Molecular test: Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA); 87635 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), amplified probe technique: $154 self-pay cost 

If you are a patient receiving care at USF Health, please read the following patient resources pertaining to your medical needs. Also, please read our FAQS about the coronavirus and how you can protect yourself. 

USF Health COVID-19 Patient Information Resources  

General Information for Patients 
Diabetes Resources
Endocrinology Resources
Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Trusted Resources  

COVID-19 is an evolving global public health issue. Access the latest information from the following organizations: