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A Guide to COVID-19 Testing for UT Austin Students

My Status Process Testing Location When to Get Tested Test Type Cost Results
 
I have COVID-19 like symptoms or received a “Campus Access Denied” message from the Protect Texas Together app.
Schedule a telehealth appointment through the MyUHS patient portal or by calling either of the following: UHS Appointment Line, (512) 471-4955 (available Mon-Fri 8am-5pm) UHS Nurse Advice Line, (512) 475-6877 (available Mon-Fri 8am-5pm for scheduling or 24/7 for questions). Testing will occur at the Twenty Seventh Street Parking Garage (TSG). Onset of symptoms. Nasal Swab (just behind the nostril, painless) UHS will bill your insurance for the cost of the test. Most insurances fully cover the cost of clinical testing for current COVID-19 infection. If you are uninsured or if your insurance does not fully cover it, the university will subsidize the cost of testing so that there is no out-of-pocket cost to you. Typically one business day or sooner, depending on volume.
 
I have had close contact (within 6 feet for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Visit the MyUHS patient portal and select “Schedule a telehealth appointment or COVID-19 Test at UHS.” Testing will occur at the Twenty Seventh Street Parking Garage (TSG). 3-8 days after exposure. Nasal Swab (just behind the nostril, painless) UHS will bill your insurance for the cost of the test. Most insurances fully cover the cost of clinical testing for current COVID-19 infection. If you are uninsured or if your insurance does not fully cover it, the university will subsidize the cost of testing so that there is no out-of-pocket cost to you. Typically one business day or sooner, depending on volume.
 
I am asymptomatic and need clearance for travel or visit to high risk relatives.
Visit the MyUHS patient portal and select “Schedule a telehealth appointment or COVID-19 Test at UHS.” Testing will occur at the Twenty Seventh Street Parking Garage (TSG). As needed for clearance. Nasal Swab (just behind the nostril, painless) UHS will bill your insurance for the cost of the test. Most insurances fully cover the cost of clinical testing for current COVID-19 infection. If you are uninsured or if your insurance does not fully cover it, the university will subsidize the cost of testing so that there is no out-of-pocket cost to you. Typically one business day or sooner, depending on volume.
 
I am asymptomatic but attended a large gathering, OR I am asymptomatic and have no known exposure, OR I received a notification that I may be a casual contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Participate in Proactive Community Testing. Visit the MyUHS patient portal and select “Schedule a COVID-19 Proactive Community Test.” Testing will occur at one of our Proactive Community Testing sites. As soon as possible after attendance at the large gathering; anytime. Saliva Collection (painless) Covered by the university, so that there is no out-of-pocket cost to you. Typically 1-3 days.
 
I want to know if I have COVID-19 antibodies.
Schedule a telehealth appointment through the MyUHS patient portal or by calling either of the following: UHS Appointment Line, (512) 471-4955 (available Mon-Fri 8am-5pm) UHS Nurse Advice Line, (512) 475-6877 (available 24/7) After your telehealth visit, you will be scheduled for your test. Click here for more information. Testing will be done by appointment in the UHS Lab. At least two weeks after having had symptoms of COVID-19 (if symptoms were present). Blood Test May be covered by your insurance. Not subsidized by UT if you are uninsured or your insurance does not fully cover the cost of the test. Call the UHS Billing and Insurance Office at (512) 475-8394 to learn more. Typically 1-3 days.

If you get tested at an off-campus location and test positive, please complete the self-reporting form or call the Behavioral Concerns and COVID Advice Line (BCCAL) at (512) 232-5050. Why? We have a whole team available to help students, faculty and staff. We can assist with isolation resources, classes or work leave and will also do case investigation and contact tracing with you (we have delegated authority from Austin Public Health). Protect Texas Together and help the university accurately track the situation.

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