Updates and Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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COVID-19 Testing/Results Information

The Student Health Center provides a variety of COVID-19 testing options based on your symptoms.

With few exceptions, most COVID-19 testing available through the SHC is provided to the student at no charge or reduced charge. For more information, see the below links.

Over the Counter Tests

The Student Health Center has a limited number of free at-home antigen tests available at no charge. For those with mild to moderate symptoms who have no risk factors for the development of severe disease, testing at home may save you a trip to the doctor. See https://studenthealth.utk.edu/covid-19/ to see if at home testing is a good option for you.

SHC Sick Clinic: 

For students with moderate to severe symptoms of COVID-19 infection or with mild to moderate symptoms who also have risk factors for the development of severe disease or hospitalization.

You must first speak with a Telephone Triage Nurse to be scheduled an appointment.

SHC COVID-19 Tests:

COVID-19 tests performed in our SHC Lab currently include the following:

Dependent on your health circumstances and test availability, the COVID-19 test you have performed could also be a send-out test to a reference lab.

Currently, COVID-19 tests are not yet FDA-approved but have been made available under an emergency access mechanism called an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

Test Specimen: The test specimen is provider-collected at the SHC and performed by appointment only.

Results: The results are available from the time of your visit or may take up to 48 hours to receive, dependent on the test you received. Students will be advised of their results at their visit when possible or receive a Secure Message regarding their results as soon as they are received through the SHC. Please do not call the SHC for your results unless you have not been notified and it is beyond the timeframe noted above.

Click on the ” SHC Sick Clinic” link above for more information.

Hospital Emergency Room:

Those experiencing emergency warning signs*** of infection should seek immediate evaluation and care through the nearest Emergency Room. These signs may include:

Shortness of breath

Difficulty or Trouble breathing

Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

New confusion

Inability to wake or stay awake

Bluish lips or face

***This list is not all possible emergency warning signs.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility. Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.



Student Health Center
Division of Student Life

1800 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996-3102
Phone: 865-974-3135