COVID-19 Testing

                                                                                                     Reviewed July 20, 2022

Campus Testing

COVID-19 testing is currently available for UC students, faculty, and staff.  

To be tested you must register and select an appointment time during the registration process. Testing is fast and easy.  

Campus Locations:

Uptown - Steger Student Life Center (across from TUC and Subway)

Days and Times:  On-campus testing will not be available on Monday, September 5. The university will be closed due to the Labor Day holiday.

Uptown - 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Uptown - 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Uptown - 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Uptown - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Student Only Testing Location:

University Health Services:

Location: Lindner Athletic Center, Main Campus
How: Students must call (513) 556-2564 for an appointment. No walk-ins.
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm.

Off-Campus Location:
UC Health Uptown Campus:

Location:  3120 Burnet Avenue (East Campus)
How: Call University Health Services at 513-556-2564.
Hours: Vary. No walk-ins; by appointment only.

Additional testing sites are available through Test & Protect and the Health Collaborative.  

The student’s health insurance plan will be billed for symptomatic and exposure testing. Students who test positive for COVID-19 are expected to respond to UC's COVID Check Team in a timely manner to begin the contract tracing process. ​Full cooperation with contact tracers is critically important in our efforts to keep other students and members of the UC community safe.  

Test to Treat

Test to Treat, a national initiative, provides individuals a new way to rapidly access free lifesaving treatments for COVID-19.  You can now get tested and - if your test result is positive - receive a prescription from a healthcare provider, and have your prescription filled all in one location.

These “One-Stop Test to Treat” locations are available at hundreds of locations nationwide, including pharmacy-based clinics near UC’s campuses. 

While vaccination continues to provide the best protection against COVID-19, therapies are now available to help treat eligible people who do get sick. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is providing oral antiviral pills from Merck (molnupiravir) and Pfizer (Paxlovid) directly to participating Test to Treat pharmacy-based clinics.  

More information

Contact with questions. 

To remember

Vaccination, testing, behavioral measures (including staying home when sick), hand and surface hygiene are easy, quick and incredibly consequential ways to make sure we're each doing our part to keep ourselves and our community safer and healthier.  

The university will continue to refine and update testing efforts as needed. Please note that any and all practices and policies delineated here at this time are subject to revision and updates.

Testing FAQ

  • Currently, your insurance plan will be billed for symptomatic and exposure testing performed at UHS and UC's Uptown Campus testing location in Steger Student Life Center.
  • There is no cost to you for symptomatic testing that occurs on campus
  •  Any substitute COVID test from another provider would be conducted at the student’s expense.

Students, faculty and staff have the option to submit a PCR test from another provider. Any substitute COVID test from another provider would be conducted at the individual's expense.

An antigen or antibody test cannot be submitted, if positive. Make submissions  to

You are strongly encouraged to participate in UC testing. Testing at UC helps to assure a more seamless completion of your requirement. Going through testing at an alternative, off-campus site may result in a delay, as external testing must be manually processed once submitted.

  • Please use ‘Exemption’ in the subject line and attach your test results.
  • Please be sure to include your full name, date of birth and M number.

Questions can be addressed to

In accordance with the Faculty Senate Resolution on Class Attendance and Participation during COVID-19, faculty are encouraged to be flexible with attendance policies and other aspects of supporting academic progress – particularly for students in isolation and quarantine.

Faculty are encouraged to think beyond traditional definitions of attendance and support and provide students with opportunities to make up missed work or do commensurate work. This will allow for a positive student learning experience and a commitment to delivering exemplary instruction. An incomplete grade may be awarded in the event of a student illness, which will provide an opportunity for a student to work with faculty to complete coursework after the semester concludes.