The transplant team at UC Davis Health is closely following developments related to COVID-19. UC Davis Health and the transplant team is making every effort to keep everyone safe and protected.

Updated January 13, 2021

Clinic Visits: 

  • New Patient Evaluations are conducted via video visit or rescheduled for 2021
  • Waitlist Re-evaluations are conducted via video visit or rescheduled for 2021. 
  • Post-Transplant Patients less than 3 months after transplant are seen in clinic until MD determines video visits are acceptable. 
  • Post-Transplant Patients 3 months beyond transplant are seen by provider via video visit. 


  • Education First, the mandatory education class for patients referred for new kidney transplant evaluation, is suspended indefinitely for in-person class. Online class coming soon.
  • Waitlist Management, an optional monthly education class for patients who are currently on the national waitlist to receive a kidney transplant, are temporarily suspended.   

Patients who must be seen in person at Cypress Clinic: 

  • Patients, visitors and employees are screened for symptoms, have temperatures taken and are provided a facemask upon entry to UC Davis buildings. 
  • For those visiting transplant clinic only one caregiver/support person is allowed to accompany the patient inside the clinic.   


The UC Davis transplant team is here for you. The Transplant Clinic in the Cypress Building in Sacramento is open during regular business hours. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call 916-734-2111 or 800-821-9912.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Transplant Recipients

Information is limited regarding side effects from Covid-19 vaccine and transplant recipients.

Side effects from vaccination should not be different in transplant recipients compared to the general population. 

UC Davis Transplant team believes that the benefits outweigh the risks and encourage COVID-19 vaccination for transplant patients and their families.

For the vaccine to work properly transplant patients should wait at least 6 weeks after transplant surgery before first vaccination injection. 

Family members should get vaccine ASAP.