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COVID-19 Testing


The Student Health Center provides COVID-19 symptomatic testing by appointment only for University of Houston students who are sick or may be experiencing symptoms of the virus. Students who need a COVID test due to illness or symptoms should make a telemedicine appointment with a medical provider through the Healthy Coog Patient Portal or by calling 713-743-5151. If the medical provider feels COVID testing is appropriate, they will order testing through our in-house laboratory.

All tests performed on-site at Student Health Center are rapid tests (antigen).

The cost of COVID-19 testing at the Student Health Center depends on if the student is enrolled in the UH System-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan or self-pay.

  • The UH System-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan will cover the cost of the COVID-19 test if the test is ordered by a Student Health Center provider.
  • The self-pay cost for testing will be posted to a student's university financial account through Student Business Services.
  • Third-party insurance is not accepted for in-house testing.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff should contact the UH Health Family Care Center, their Primary Care Physician, or a community testing location for testing.

Community Testing Resources

All other testing needs should be completed through either an at-home test (available from most pharmacies) or through a community testing resource.

Some testing sites require insurance or offer services at a self-pay rate. Contact the testing sites for information about cost, types of available testing, and testing locations.