Thanksgiving break closures and changes:
- UHS will close Wed, Nov 25 at noon and reopen on Mon, Nov 30.
- The Online Assessment for Upper Respiratory Infections and COVIID-19 will close on Tues, Nov 24 at 10 PM and a new version will open on Sun, Nov 29 at 4 PM.
- For urgent concerns when UHS is closed, you may wish to:
- For other local test sites, see Washtenaw County list
UHS offers convenient testing for COVID-19. This video explains WHY students should test through UHS.
- Departure Testing & Protocol
- COVID-19 Testing for International Travelers
- Students in U-M Quarantine or Isolation Housing can be tested at 5 or more days after your exposure. A test kit will be delivered to you in Q&I Housing. See below to start the process.
- Community Sampling and Tracking Program is a free, opt-in, voluntary surveillance testing program
In case of emergency
Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.
Who can be tested through UHS?
The following groups are eligible to use UHS clinical services, including testing for COVID-19 infection:
- U-M students
- Established UHS patients
- Others who are eligible for our services -- see Who Can Use UHS?
Testing is recommended if you have symptoms (not all symptoms are listed): Please call UHS at 734-764-8320 for any symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Testing is recommended if you've had an exposure - for accuracy, it's recommended to test at least five days after exposure. Exposures include:
- Close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, which is defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (e.g., three 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes), starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated (source: CDC)
- Casual contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19
Can I get testing to meet a requirement?
Testing is available to meet requirements such as:
- Public health or university requirement
- Employment / occupational requirement
- Pre-procedure requirement e.g. prior to medical or dental procedure
- Program requirement e.g. academic program
- Travel requirement -- See COVID-19 Testing for International Travelers
Schedule an appointment:
1. THROUGH the PATIENT PORTAL:
- You have mild or no symptoms AND
- You are a currently enrolled U-M student, or if you graduated from U-M within the past year, AND
- You have a Patient Portal account
- Login to your portal account at myuofmhealth.org
- Select “Visit”
- Select “U-M Student Health Service (UHS) COVID Testing” and answer questions
- Self-schedule your appointment if eligible
2. CALL UHS at 734-764-8320 during open hours.
If you have moderate or urgent symptoms
For symptoms that may be moderate or urgent, e.g. symptoms of strep throat, mono, or pneumonia, a clinic visit may be necessary. Call UHS at 734-764-8320. Nurse advice is available day or night.
You may be asked to collect your sample using a deep nasal swab. Please review this video to learn how you to perform this collection.
When will I get my test result?
Results are typically available within two days.
UHS testing locations
Fees and insurance for testing
Is antibody testing available?
Yes, antibody testing to detect past infection is available through UHS. See Past COVID-19 Infection.
How can I share a test result from elsewhere?
FAQs about quarantine and isolation
What should I do...? Students, the information below can help you learn what to do:
- Stay home until you are able to be evaluated (quarantine)
- Monitor your temperature twice daily
- Watch for symptoms of infection (see list above)
- When around others, maintain social distance (at least 6 ft) and wear a mask at all times
- Contact UHS testing (see process above)
I was around someone who has COVID-19, then I tested negative. Do I still need to quarantine? Yes, it's recommended that you self-quarantine for 14 days after your last exposure, because tests can be inaccurate in the early stages of infection. By self-quarantining for 14 days, you can lower the risk of exposing and infecting others.
What's the difference between quarantine and isolation? See COVID-19: Quarantine vs. Isolation (PDF).