COVID-19 testing clinic
The Student Health Center has launched a new COVID-19 testing clinic. The clinic provides nasal swab PCR tests for active COVID-19 infections and is available to University of Nevada, Reno students, faculty and staff who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been identified as a contact of an individual diagnosed with COVID-19.
The COVID-19 testing clinic will be available outside the Student Health Center main entrance.
Testing clinic hours
All testing by appointment only. Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- University students: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Faculty and staff: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Scheduling testing clinic appointments
Those who wish to be tested need to call the Student Health Center at (775) 784-6598 the day prior to reserve an appointment time. Patients will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening form available through the Student Health Center patient portal from their phone or computer prior to their appointment.
Testing is being offered at no charge; however, faculty and staff will need to submit their insurance information when checking in for their appointment.
Contact tracing overview
The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) is the agency designated by the state with the responsibility for contact tracing. However, the Student Health Center works closely with the WCHD on a daily basis and helps provides contact tracing information specific to our campus.
The Student Health Center does contact tracing on every positive case that is tested at the Student Health Center. The occurs on the same day the test is received. Information collected, includes but not limited to: date tested and date of positive result; date symptoms started; last date on campus; locations they have been on campus; whether they have in person classes; what classes; dates last attended and faculty member; and whether or not they live in the residence halls.
If a positive case has been in a class or lab during their time of infectivity, the faculty member will be notified. However, if the student did not attend class or lab while infectious, they will not be notified. This is consistent with the WCHD protocol.
Individuals are also encouraged to let their faculty member know of their test results. Even if they did not attend while infectious, they will miss upcoming classes while recovering and completing their self-isolation time.