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COVID-19 Testing

What type of COVID-19 testing is performed at Health Services?

UHS utilizes BinaxNOW antigen testing through our drive-thru located on the east side of University Health Services as our primary platform of testing. These are rapid tests that are administered as a nasal swab. All results are reported to the state health department and are counted as part of state and local COVID statistics. 

We also have the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. You must come into the clinic and be checked in for a PCR test. Appointments may be limited based on demand and available slots with one of our nurses.

When can I schedule a COVID-19 test?

Rapid antigen tests are offered on Monday-Friday through our drive-thru located on the east side of University Health Services by appointment only.  Appointments can be made online through our patient portal or by calling 405-744-7665.

PCR tests are offered Monday-Fridays during regular clinic hours by appointment only.  You must come into the clinic and be checked-in for a PCR test. Please call 405-744-7665 to schedule.

Are the COVID-19 tests free?

Rapid antigen tests are currently provided free of charge.

There is a charge for PCR tests. Please bring your insurance ID card with you if you would like Health Services to file a medical claim for this service.

When should I get tested?

I am fully vaccinated.

People who are fully vaccinated and have no symptoms that have had a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed Covid-19, it is recommended that testing be done 3-5 days after exposure and wear a mask for 14 days or until a negative test result is received.

People who are fully vaccinated and have symptoms of Covid-19 should be evaluated by a medical provider.

I am not vaccinated.

People who are not fully vaccinated and have no symptoms but have been exposed to a confirmed Covid-19 positive person should quarantine for 10 days. If you do not develop symptoms of illness during that time, you can come off quarantine on day 11, but will need to wear a mask indoors in public places for 14 days following exposure. Continue to monitor yourself for symptoms. If at any time you develop symptoms, isolate and contact University Health Services for testing.

There is a pathway to end quarantine early. If you have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 positive person, are not vaccinated and do not develop symptoms of COVID-19, you may test for COVID on day 7 following exposure. If your test is negative, you can come off quarantine on day 8, but will need to wear a mask indoors in public places for 14 days following your exposure. Continue to monitor yourself for symptoms. If at any time you develop symptoms, isolate and contact UHS for testing. Note the CDC allows for testing on days 5-7. However, with the availability testing at UHS Monday-Friday, we recommend testing on day 7.

People who are not fully vaccinated and have symptoms should be tested and/or see a medical provider.

*People who have tested positive for Covid-19 within the past 3 months and recovered do not need to be tested following an exposure if they do not develop new symptoms.

Located on the Oklahoma State University campus — 1202 W Farm Rd.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for
COVID-19, call the hotline to schedule an appointment for testing.

Please monitor our patient portal weekly for available COVID testing appointments. Testing is by appointment only. Call 405-744-7665 or login to your Patient Portal to schedule an appointment.

CALL OSU HEALTH SERVICES — 405-744-7665

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