University Health Service


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.

For special testing circumstances:

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 recommendations

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

If you have no symptoms or mild symptoms

Schedule an appointment:


Available if: 

  • 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 

Here’s how:

  1. Login to your portal account at
  2. Select “Visit”
  3. Select “U-M Student Health Service (UHS) COVID Testing” and answer questions
  4. 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. 

Collecting your sample with a deep nasal swab

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

Testing is performed after assessment and by appointment, in two locations:

  • At the Power Center, Lobby entrance, 121 Fletcher St, Ann Arbor
  • At UHS, 207 Fletcher St, Ann Arbor

Fees and insurance for testing

  • For currently enrolled U-M students and UHS Prepaid Plan members, there are no fees for COVID-19 testing
  • For other patients, there are fees for clinic visits and lab testing, and we can bill insurance -- see How UHS Works with Insurance
  • For questions, please contact the Patient Billing Office

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:

For Students Living in On-Campus Housing (PDF)

For Students Living in Off-Campus Housing(PDF)

What should I do if I had close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

  • 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). 

See also Quarantine and Isolation on the Maize and Blueprint site

More information