This page last updated:  9/18/20  at 5:33  p.m. CDT.  

Employee COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is available at University Medical Center for UA faculty and staff working on campus who are experiencing symptoms or who have been exposed to the virus. Testing is available by appointment Monday through Friday from 8 am to 3:45 pm. To make an appointment, call (205) 348-4696. Testing costs will be submitted to employees’ health insurance plans, with remaining balances and co-pays billed to employees.

Re-entry Testing

UA faculty and staff who are working remotely and who do not plan to return to campus before the end of the Fall 2020 semester are not required to be tested for COVID-19 at this time. However, those planning to return to campus in any capacity before the end of the Fall 2020 semester, and new employees will need to be tested.

Re-entry testing and new employee testing is available at Coleman Coliseum Monday through Friday from 9 am to 2 pm. Scheduling an appointment for testing at the following link is preferred: https://sarsweb.ua.edu/eSARS/Covid/eSARS.asp?WCI=Init&WCE=Settings

There is no cost for initial re-entry testing.

Completion of the training learning plans and participation in HealthCheck is strongly encouraged for everyone, but not required for those not immediately returning to campus.

For more information, contact the UA COVID-19 Hotline at 205-348-CV19 (2819).

Sentinel testing

REGISTER TO BE INCLUDED IN SAMPLING FOR SENTINEL TESTING: Sign up with your myBama username @ua.edu email address.
Sentinel testing involves the random sampling of all asymptomatic students, faculty and staff to understand the underlying prevalence of infection on campus so we can respond promptly to outbreaks or increases in infection rates. Our goal is to test around 3% of the campus population each week. Sentinel testing is required for students who live on campus, participate in club sports, are members of a student organization holding meetings with more than 10 people, or are participating in clinical activities, provided the student also has or will have a presence on campus.