Office of Student Life

COVID-19 Testing

Testing will continue to be an integral part of our safety protocols. By identifying COVID-19 cases early, we can take action to limit the spread of the virus. 

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Symptomatic Testing

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, students can be tested with an order from a Student Health Services medical provider. Testing is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Making an appointment is required to receive a test. 

To obtain an order from an SHS provider:

  • Schedule online via My BuckMD or by calling 614-292-4321.
  • Select appointment reason, TELEHEALTH - COVID symptoms
    • This will schedule a telehealth appointment with the provider.
    • SHS provider will call you during your Telehealth appointment to address your medical concerns.

Note: If you are unable to schedule via My BuckMD, please try these tips:

  • Switch browser to Google Chrome (most up-to-date version)
  • Clear browsing history
  • Conduct from a laptop or desktop

After your specimen is collected, you are required to self-quarantine in your residence and may not return to normal campus activities until your test result is available. This time frame may vary, but most results should be available within 1 business day after the specimen is collected. This brief self-quarantine is required out of an abundance of caution because it is possible to be infected with COVID-19 and have no symptoms.

For the latest guidance on self-quarantine, please see Safe and Healthy Buckeyes.

What To Do If You Have a Positive Result 

 If you receive a positive test result, please do not panic.  

  • Proceed directly to your residence to self-isolate, avoid contact with others and make sure you are wearing a mask at all times. If your roommate is in your room, please maintain at least six feet of physical distance and both of you should wear a mask. For questions regarding on-campus housing, please refer to Safe and Healthy Buckeyes.
  • You should also strictly avoid contact with anyone who is immunocompromised. 
  • Review Safe and Healthy Buckeyes and CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.