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Some students may have erroneously received a bill for recent COVID-19 testing at UHS. UHS is looking into how this happened. As a reminder, while bills may be submitted to insurance, UHS is covering all out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing for students.

Please contact the UHS Billing Office if you have received a bill for a COVID test (734-764-7380, uhs-busbill@med.umich.edu).

How to get tested:

Mandatory Weekly Testing for Unvaccinated Students

If you have no symptoms or exposure, follow instructions at Mandatory Testing for Students.

If you have symptoms or exposure, test at UHS. See instructions below on this page. Your test result will be recorded for mandatory testing and your ResponsiBLUE app will be updated. 

See also ResponsiBLUE and Mandatory Testing FAQs or email COVID19TestingCompliance@umich.edu

I just want a test

  • I have no symptoms and no exposure (test for travel or pre-procedure). Options for testing include:
  • I have had an exposure and/or mild symptoms (runny nose, congestion, sore throat, and/or mild cough)

*Please call UHS for a clinician appointment (734-764-8320) if you have any of the following: chest pain, shortness of breath, headaches, diarrhea, or concerns for mononucleosis or pneumonia.

I think I need to see a provider for an office visit and also get a test

For those with moderate or urgent symptoms. This would be appropriate if you have symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, headaches, diarrhea, mononucleosis, or pneumonia.

  • To schedule, call UHS at 734-764-8320 
  • Also Nurse advice is available day or night

In case of emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.

For urgent concerns when UHS is closed, you may wish to:

For other local test sites, see Washtenaw County list.


FAQs about testing:

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?

Who should get tested? Those with symptoms or close contact exposures

 

COVID-19 Testing Scenarios

Testing is recommended if you have symptoms (not all symptoms are listed).
Testing is recommended if you've had an exposure (*testing after an exposure is not necessary if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the previous 90 days)

  • Fully Vaccinated individuals:
    • RECOMMENDED ACTION WEAR A FACE MASK IN PUBLIC INDOOR SETTINGS AND GET TESTING THROUGH UHS 3-5 DAYS AFTER EXPOSURE
    • Wear a face covering while in public indoor settings until you receive a negative test result.
    • Obtain a test on day 3-5 after an exposure u Isolate and get testing if symptoms develop.  
    • Monitor for symptoms for 14 days and contact UHS if symptoms develop at (734) 764-8320.   
  • Unvaccinated individuals: 
    • RECOMMENDED ACTION QUARANTINE FOR 10 DAYS 
    • You have the option to get tested 5-7 days after exposure through UHS. 
    • You should isolate and be re-tested if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 infection.

*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)

I did a home antigen test. What do I do now? What does it mean?

A Guide to Home COVID-19 Antigen Testing

If you are quarantining privately, you can request a test through processes listed above.

How can I get tested while in quarantine?

Students in quarantine in U-M Quarantine and Isolation Housing can be tested 5-7 days after your exposure. By request, a test kit can be delivered to you. To request a kit, please speak to your contact tracer or call UHS (734-764-8320).  

If you are quarantining privately, you can request a test through processes listed above.

Can I get tested to meet a requirement e.g. for travel?

Testing is available to meet requirements such as:

  • Travel requirement -- See COVID-19 Testing for International Travelers
  • 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

How can I collect my 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 24-48 hours.

What if I am immunocompromised?

For those individuals with mild to moderate COVID-19 infection who are at high risk for progressive to severe COVID-19, monoclonal antibody therapy may help to reduce their risk for hospitalization or worsening illness. To be eligible, you must be at home (not in the hospital) and early in their illness. For more details and eligibility criteria.

In addition, the FDA has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for monoclonal antibody therapy those 12 yo and older with a close contact exposure to COVID-19 with either risk for inadequate antibody response to vaccination, or not fully vaccinated with risk factors for progression to severe disease. For more details and eligibility criteria.

If you have read these criteria and feel you may be a candidate for monoclonal antibody therapy, please call UHS at 734-764-8320.

Where are UHS testing locations?

Testing is by appointment:

  • At UHS, 207 Fletcher St, Ann Arbor

What are fees and insurance for testing?

  • For currently enrolled students and UHS Prepaid members, you will have no out-of-pocket costs. Your insurance will be billed for COVID-19 testing and any remaining balance will be covered by UHS.
  • 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?

Where are other test sites?

You can find other test sites:

What should I do if I develop symptoms during quarantine?

Isolate yourself from others and schedule a COVID-19 test through your patient portal or by calling UHS 734-764-8320.

More information

See:

Students, here is all-in-one guidance for what to do, depending on where you live, for:

  • Symptoms of COVID-19
  • A positive test result
  • Close contact with someone with COVID-19
  • Concern about a possible exposure

For Students Living in On-Campus Housing (PDF)

For Students Living in Off-Campus Housing(PDF)