Monday, January 10, 2022

Students should complete the MyChart Self-Checker to determine their risk level and appropriate next steps.  Those with mild symptoms and without any underlying medical conditions will be given alternative testing options, including the free rapid tests available at the IMU Welcome Center (or at your residence hall if you live there), a Test Iowa take-home saliva test kit, or tests for purchase at local pharmacies. Check the websites of local Walgreen's, Hy-Vee and CVS stores for more information about test availability.  Another local community option is in North Liberty, where an organization is doing additional testing. Be sure to pick location #3, the Liberty High School site.    

Students can always call Student Health at 319-335-8394 to schedule a visit to talk to a provider with questions and concerns about symptoms and testing.  Call Student Health Nurseline at 319-335-9704 to speak to a nurse. 

Student Health has a limited supply of free Test Iowa take-home saliva test kits.  Come to the Westlawn Clinic or the IMU Nurse Care clinic to  pick one up (there's a bin just inside clinic doors, while supplies last)  or look for a pick-up site in the community.   . You can order a test kit directly from the Test Iowa site and it will be sent to you. You can drop off at the Student Health Westlawn clinic, IMU Nurse Care or any other drop off site listed on the website.  

If you need a test for travel, home visits or events, you should use the Test Iowa saliva test kits or purchase a test from a local pharmacy.   

Students who need testing for international travel should review all travel guidelines carefully.  Call our Nurseline with questions. 

If you received a positive test result, remember to fill out the UI Self Reporting form 

Here is a good resource for information from UI Healthcare, regarding what to do if you test positive or are exposed.