Report Your Positive Test Result

If you tested positive for COVID-19 through testing outside of University Health Service, report your positive test result.


COVID-19 testing guidance can be found on the CDC website. People with symptoms of COVID-19 should either get tested using a rapid antigen test, through their primary care physician (for students, this includes University Health Service), or through a community testing resource.

Rapid antigen tests

The UHS Pharmacy carries the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test which is over-the-counter (no prescription necessary). If paying out-of-pocket, the cost is $23.99 for a 2-test kit. It uses an easy nasal swab and you have results in 15 minutes.

Free antigen tests are also available through the following places:

  • Project ACT – delivered to your house, based on zip code eligibility, for a limited time.
  • Public Libraries – pick up from participating libraries throughout Michigan, including Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Households are eligible to receive up to 5 free at-home test kits, while supplies last.

PCR tests

Polymerase Chain Reaction, or PCR, tests are available for students with symptoms of COVID-19 through University Health Service. Employees with symptoms are encouraged to see their primary care physician or seek testing at a community resource, including urgent cares and local pharmacies.

Exposure testing

Exposure testing is recommended for close contacts identified though case investigation, contact tracing or workplace exposure investigations. You should wait a full five days following your exposure before testing. Exposure testing may be done with either a PCR or antigen test. A negative antigen test warrants a second and, if negative again, a third antigen test, each spaced 48 hours apart.