While you are free to get tested at any location you choose, there is often a charge and a longer wait time to receive your test results back. It is recommended that you get tested at SHW (all tests are by appointment ONLY). Please note that the UVA Health-sponsored community testing sites are for community members, and UVA students (and employees) presenting to such community testing events will be redirected to appropriate testing sites within the University.
At SHW, COVID-19 tests are sent to UVA Medical Center's lab, which is part of UVA Health. Your health insurance provider will be billed by UVA Health for your COVID-19 test. SHW appointment availability is good, and tests come back quickly. In addition, we provide targeted education on student-specific needs and can assist students with University-specific resources.