Stay updated

COVID-19 testing protocols and availability are subject to change based on guidance from UI Health Care (UIHC) and the fluid nature of the presence of the virus in our community.

This page will be updated as we receive new information, but we encourage students to contact our Student Health Nurseline with any questions or concerns: 319-335-9704.

For more information, please visit the university's COVID-19 website.

COVID-19 Testing

Students can initiate testing in several ways: 

If you have an exposure or test positive for COVID-19, follow these CDC guidelines or refer to the UI Health Care guide for exposures and positive tests. 

For those exposed, best practice it to test for COVID-19 five days after exposure.  Request a free COVID-19 test for pickup or mail delivery through Test Iowa, or use an over-the-counter antigen test. 

Students who test positive:
  • Remember to complete the UI Self Reporting form. We also ask you to upload positive results from Test Iowa and/or home antigen tests into your MyChart so we can update your medical record. Your name and birthdate should be included on the test results. 

If you need a test for travel, home visits, events, or clinical rotations at care facilities you can complete the MyChart Self-Checker to get scheduled for a test at UI Healthcare (charged to your insurance), call us at Student Health, or use a home test.  

Students who need testing for international travel should review all travel guidelines carefully. Call our Nurseline (319-335-9704) with questions. 

COVID-19 Vaccination

The University of Iowa strongly encourages students, faculty, and staff to receive all the COVID-19 vaccines that you qualify for, including appropriate booster doses. Vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19 and is a safer way to build protection than through natural immunity. The vaccine will be provided free of charge no matter where you are vaccinated. 

Vaccination locations on campus:

  • IMU Nurse Care: walk-ins available, no appointment needed! This clinic closes for some academic breaks- do check for closures and hours.  
  • Westlawn main clinic: please call 319-335-8394 to schedule an appointment.
  • CVS Pharmacy in the UCC: walk-ins available, no appointment needed!

UI Health Care has provided a comprehensive FAQ about COVID-19 vaccine safety, which we encourage you to review.

For more information, please visit the university's COVID-19 website.