COVID-19 Testing at UTEP
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community, UTEP offers students free, on-campus testing in the UTEP Student Health and Wellness Center located in Union Building East, first floor.
As of June 1, UTEP no longer offers COVID-19 testing through a kiosk at the UTEP Testing Site.
Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 testing at UTEP.
UTEP Student Health and Wellness Center On-Campus Testing
- Free on-campus antigen testing is available for all enrolled UTEP students who are currently attending classes (face to face or online).
- No appointment is necessary, although preregistration online is required at medicatconnect.com.
- Bring your Miner Gold Card OR student ID number AND a photo ID.
- When you arrive at the Student Health and Wellness Center, please wait outside and call 915-747-5624 to be allowed in through the center’s back entrance.
- Click here for more information about student on-campus testing at UTEP.
COVID-19 Reporting and Questions
UTEP is no longer asking employees and students to report positive COVID-19 test results to the University. However, if you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
What counts as COVID-19 exposure?
According to the CDC, for COVID-19, a close contact is anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. If you start to feel sick, get tested immediately and stay home and away from others. Otherwise, test 5 days following your exposure and follow quarantine guidance while waiting to test. If your test result is positive, follow isolation recommendations.
What are COVID-19 symptoms?
People may have COVID-19 if they are experiencing fever, chills, cough, fatigue, body aches, muscle or joint pain, shortness of breath, sore throat, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, nasal congestion, and loss of taste and/or smell. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.
When should I get tested for COVID-19?
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, get tested immediately. If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, test yourself at least 5 days after your exposure. If you test negative for COVID-19, consider testing again 2 to 3 days after your first test or 24 hours after experiencing symptoms.
Who is at high risk for severe COVID-19?
Some people are at increased risk for severe illness if they get sick with COVID-19. They include individuals age 65 and older, women who are pregnant and people with certain medical conditions such as asthma, HIV and diabetes.
What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19?
If you test positive for COVID-19, self-isolate for at least five days and wear a mask for up to 10 days. If symptoms are moderate or severe, seek medical attention and follow the medical provider’s guidance on when to end self-isolation.