In-Car Testing Hours

Changes to hours at University of Utah Heath COVID-19 in-car testing sites are made based on the needs of patients and staff. To ensure staff safety, hours have been revised due to extreme heat. More tents and staff have been added at some testing locations to accommodate patient testing demand.

Wait Time

Please be prepared for a possible wait of over 30-45 minutes.

Holidays

Periodic closures for holidays: University of Utah Health may close COVID-19 in-car testing sites in observance of state and federal holidays. U of U Health is committed to stop the spread of COVID-19 and is currently providing a high volume of testing in adverse outdoor conditions.

Observing holidays will allow U of U Health staff to rest and recover with their loved ones. The well-being and health of our staff is a top priority in order to keep testing capabilities running at full capacity. Find other testing locations.

 

NOTE: Testing hours updated Jul 27, 2020.

To Get Tested for COVID-19

Anyone who suspects they may have COVID-19 can be evaluated and tested if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • History of fever (a temperature greater than 100° F/ 37.8° C)
  • New/worsening cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Generally feeling ill
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain/aches
  • Decreased sense of smell or taste.

We are currently not testing asymptomatic patients unless they have had a high-risk exposure and have been referred by the health department, or unless they have an order from a University of Utah Health provider. This includes employment “return to work” testing or any test orders written by non-University of Utah Health providers.

Test Results

U of U Health patients should receive their test results 24 to 48 hours after their COVID-19 test.

Positive

  • Results will be posted in MyChart
  • U of U Health will call the patient and inform them of their positive test result.
  • Those who test positive for COVID-19 should stay isolated from other people until they have been fever-free and symptoms have gotten better for at least 3 days and it has been at least 10 days since they first got sick. Other people in the home should quarantine for 14 days since the last time they were around the infected person. Everyone in the house should quarantine until everyone is better.
  • The Utah Department of Health will call the infected patient and give them more instructions on what to do. The health department will ask about who the infected person may have come into close contact with up to 7 days before they got sick. This helps them know who else may need to be tested for COVID-19.
  • If you tested positive for COVID-19 but never had symptoms, call your healthcare provider and self-isolate right away. The infected person should self-isolate 10 days after testing positive.

Negative

  • Results will be posted in MyChart
    • If a patient does not have a MyChart account, an activation code will be provided at the time of testing or you may call 801-213-5555 for assistance.
  • A patient will only receive a phone call if they test positive for COVID-19.
  • Those who test negative for COVID-19 but are symptomatic should stay isolated from other people until they have been fever-free and symptoms have gotten better for at least 3 days.

If you would like to talk to a health care provider about your symptoms, treatments, or any additional concerns, you can be seen through U of U Health’s virtual care service. Please call 801-213-8669 or connect to a provider through MyChart.

COVID-19 Testing Payment

University of Utah Health patients will not be asked for payment at a testing location. However, patients will be asked for proof of insurance where billing information will be sent.

Health insurance covers the testing at 100% of the cost. If you do not have health insurance, the costs of testing will be covered by Medicaid even if you are not a member of Medicaid. This is made possible through the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act. 

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