I’m sick. Do I need to be tested for COVID-19?

 

The Student Health Center is closed. Appointments will be available on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Student Health Center at 801-626-6459 and leave a voicemail. Staff will return your call to discuss appropriate arrangements.    

If you are concerned that you have COVID19, PLEASE CALL 844-501-9998. We do NOT offer COVID-19 testing.

If you receive your prescriptions through the Student Health Center pharmacy and need a refill every effort will be made to arrange for the refill over the telephone; however, an appointment may be required. Appointments for elective procedures (i.e. cryotherapy for warts) or minor medical concerns will not be made available at his time.

At the moment, testing is recommended for individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Fever with a temperature greater than 100.4 F or 38 C and/or symptoms of lower respiratory illness AND a known contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or travel to one of the CDC countries with Level 3 Travel Health Notice within 14 days of symptom onset.

  • If no known source of exposure has been identified, testing may be recommended if you have a fever AND severe lower respiratory symptoms AND other causes (such as influenza) are ruled out.

Testing criteria may change in the coming weeks. If you think you may have COVID-19, please call the Utah Coronavirus Information line at 1-800-456-7707 for guidance and testing locations.

We can offer flu testing, but we are not able to test for COVID-19. 

Please do not just show up at the Student Health Center. To protect healthcare workers and other patients, call ahead before visiting the Student Health Center or your personal medical provider.

If you have other questions, please feel free to call us at 801-626-6459.

Check your medicine cabinet:

A well-stocked medicine cabinet is important, not just for COVID-19. Visiting grocery stores while sick can spread illness to others. Make sure that you have access to a thermometer, fever-reducing medications (ibuprofen and/or acetaminophen), and comfort medications (cold medications, throat drops, etc.). Also consider foods that you like to eat when you’re sick (soups, crackers, tea, etc.) and keep them handy.

If you currently take prescription medications, be sure to refill your prescriptions before they are out and consider asking your provider about obtaining a longer supply. If you receive your prescription through the Student Health Center pharmacy, please pick up your refill as soon as possible.

Preventing Viral Infections

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