Free walk-in COVID-19 testing Working with Northshore Clinical Labs, the University is establishing a walk-in, free-of-charge testing area in our Student Health Center for students, faculty and staff.
Free walk-in COVID-19 testing
November 10, 2021
Dear Wolf Pack Family,
We are in many ways entering the “home stretch” of the semester with only a handful of weeks left before we gather for our Winter Commencement exercises and not long after, the completion of our fall semester. I hope that you are doing well and are handling all of the demands of an extremely busy time for our campus community.
I am pleased to announce that the University has entered into a contract with Northshore Clinical Labs of Chicago, a high-capacity laboratory that supports COVID-19 testing throughout the country. Working with Northshore, the University is establishing a walk-in, free-of-charge testing area in our Student Health Center for students, faculty and staff. The services can also be used for students and employees who are in need of mandatory weekly testing based on any religious or medical exemptions granted to them by the University.
The new testing site is located in the previous Campus Pharmacy space at the Student Health Center. The testing area is now open and testing is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. No appointments are needed, but registration information can be completed ahead of time by completing a Northshore registration form. Those who have insurance will be asked to provide their insurance information. An NSHE ID or employee ID number will also be needed to register for testing. The company will offer both rapid and PCR tests at no cost.
Our expectation is to grow this initial testing site to other locations throughout our campus to provide additional convenience for those who wish to have a COVID-19 test. We will share more details about these additional sites on our “Protect the Pack” coronavirus website in the coming weeks.
This expansion of our on-campus testing capabilities is a reminder that although COVID-19 test positivity has somewhat diminished in Washoe County and throughout Nevada in recent weeks, we must continue to remain vigilant during the pandemic. Wash your hands frequently, wear masks indoors, and get vaccinated — these remain the most important tools in the fight against COVID-19.
Continue to make a difference and Protect our Pack by looking out for your friends, family, classmates and co-workers. Thank you for all that you are doing to make this a successful semester.