This page was updated on 6/9/21
Student COVID-19 Testing
COVID-19 exposure and symptomatic testing is provided for University of Alabama students who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or who may be experiencing symptoms of the virus.
The Student Health Center provides standard services and COVID testing. Students wishing to receive a COVID test due to exposure (and mild symptoms) may be tested Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Students with symptoms who wish to see a provider may also be tested; symptomatic students with a positive test result will receive a telemedicine visit, those with a negative test will have an in-person visit. All tests performed on-site at SHC will be rapid tests (antigen), so students will know the result quickly. All of the same services with directing on campus students to isolation housing will remain. Walk-in testing is available, but appointments are preferred. Make an appointment online through the myBama SHC patient portal (preferred) or call 205-348-2778.
Students’ insurance will be billed for all symptomatic and exposure testing. Any copays, deductibles or uninsured charges will be placed on the student’s account. In addition to their CWID and government-issued ID, students should bring their insurance information for billing. Students without health insurance will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, but the goal is not to turn any students away if testing is warranted. For more information, contact the UA COVID-19 Hotline at 205-348-CV19 (2819).
If you test positive
Those who test positive must follow the isolation and quarantine protocols. You must receive clearance from a health care provider before you return. For more information contact the COVID-19 hotline at 205-348-CV19 (2819).