Appointments Required for COVID-19 Testing
For COVID-19 self-testing or other COVID-19 testing at University of Utah Health, you must schedule an appointment.
How to Make a Testing Appointment
Make a Testing Appointment
You must schedule an appointment to receive a test for COVID-19. Appointment scheduling is conveniently available through your MyChart account. COVID-19 testing appointments are available to patients who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
We offer limited appointment slots for:
- self-serve testing kiosks at select community health centers and
- testing with the help of a clinical staff member.
If you can't get a testing appointment at University of Utah Health, find another testing location near you.
For holidays we regularly close our testing centers. This is to give our staff time to rest and recover with their loved ones. The well-being and health of our staff is a top priority so we can keep testing services running at full capacity. Find other testing locations.
COVID-19 Testing Payment
All patients will be billed for COVID-19 testing. If you are insured, U of U Health will send the bill to your insurance provider. Please contact your insurance provider for more information on coverage for COVID-19 testing.
Patients with no insurance will be billed $100 for COVID-19 testing. However, uninsured individuals may qualify for COVID-19 testing coverage through Medicaid for medically necessary tests if they are a US citizen and a Utah resident.
Financial assistance options may also be available to cover COVID-19 testing costs.
If your provider requires you to take a COVID-19 test before a procedure at one of our hospitals or clinics, you will not be billed for the test.
You can also order four free at-home rapid antigen COVID-19 tests from USPS.
COVID-19 Testing Requirements
COVID-19 tests at U of U Health are for people who:
- have COVID-19 symptoms or
- have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
COVID-19 testing is recommended three to five days after exposure.
We are currently not testing asymptomatic patients unless they have had a high-risk exposure or they have an order from a U of U Health provider. This includes employment “return to work” testing or any test orders written by non-U of U Health providers.
Self-Serve COVID-19 Testing
You must have an appointment to use our self-serve testing kiosks. On the day of your scheduled appointment, you will take one PCR test (either saliva or nasal swab) from a self-serve kiosk. Saliva tests are preferred; however, you may choose a nasal swab test instead if you have trouble producing enough saliva. We do not offer rapid tests.
You will complete the test inside your vehicle, your home, or another convenient location and return your test sample to a designated drop box at the kiosk the same day as your scheduled appointment. See our instructions for how to complete a COVID-19 test at a self-serve kiosk.
Self-serve testing kiosks are located outside of:
- Farmington Health Center,
- Greenwood Health Center,
- Redwood Health Center,
- South Jordan Health Center,
- Stansbury Health Center,
- Sugar House Health Center, and
- Westridge Health Center.
Testing kiosks will be open from 7:30am to 6pm, Monday through Friday.
COVID-19 Testing with a Clinical Staff Member
When you come to one of our clinics to get tested for COVID-19, a member of our clinical staff will give you a saliva test kit that you may complete in your car, your home, or another convenient location of your choosing. The kit will include instructions on how to complete the test. You will return the completed test to the same U of U Health location where you picked it up. See our COVID-19 saliva test instructions.
Patients with mobility limitations or who are unable to produce saliva will receive assistance in completing a test. If necessary, we still offer nasal swabs for COVID-19 testing.
Locations for COVID-19 Testing
Centerville Health Center
26 S. Main St.
Centerville, UT 84014
Farmington Health Center
165 N. University Ave.
Farmington, UT 84025
Greenwood Health Center
7495 S. State St.
Midvale, UT 84047
Parkway Health Center
145 W. University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
Redstone Health Center
1743 W. Redstone Center Dr.
Park City, UT 84098
Redwood Health Center
1525 W. 2100 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
South Jordan Health Center
5126 W. Daybreak Pkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
Stansbury Health Center
220 Millpond Rd. Ste., 100
Stansbury Park, UT 84074
Sugar House Health Center
1280 E. Stringham Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Westridge Health Center
3730 W. 4700 S.
West Valley City, UT 84129
To Get Tested for COVID-19
If you have any of the following symptoms and you suspect you may have COVID-19, you can be evaluated and tested:
- Fever or chills
- New/worsening cough
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Generally feeling ill
- Muscle pain/aches
- Decreased sense of smell or taste
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
We are currently not testing asymptomatic patients (patients without symptoms) unless they have had a high-risk exposure or have an order from a Uof U Health provider. This includes employment return-to-work testing or any test orders written by non-U of U Health providers.
U of U Health patients should receive their test results 48 to 96 hours after their COVID-19 test.
The results of the test will be posted in MyChart. U of U Health will also call the patient and inform them of their positive test result.
If you test positive, you will need to isolate (physically separate) yourself from other people immediately, regardless of your vaccination status.
Instructions for isolating at home.
The results of the test will be posted in MyChart. If you do not have a MyChart account, we will provide an activation code at the time of testing. You can also call 801-213-5555 for assistance.
You will only receive a phone call if you test positive for COVID-19. If you test negative for COVID-19 but have symptoms, you may still need to quarantine or isolate yourself from others.
See guidelines for quarantine and isolation.
If you would like to talk to a health care provider about your symptoms, treatments, or any additional concerns, you can make an appointment with our virtual care service. Please call 801-213-8669 or connect to a provider through MyChart.