Carnegie Mellon University

UHS continues to offer services for those affected by COVID19. 

It you tested positive for COVID19 and need advice, please call our nurse triage line 412-268-2157, option 2. CMU and the CDC provides the following reccomendations for isolation: 

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you will isolate in your room until you are fever-free for at least 24 hours without the aid of medications and your symptoms are improving and then limit close contact with others, wear well-fitted masks, improve indoor air quality and practice good hygiene, like washing hands and covering coughs and sneezes, for five days.

Where to get tested

  • Best tests are PCR tests
    • UHS 2 hour test – costs $105 (symptoms only) Fully covered for students enrolled in CMU SHIP. Students on outside plans can submit to their insurance for reimbursement. Call for appointment. 
    • UHS 1-3 day test – Sent to Quest and billed to your insurance. Call for an appointment.
    • UPMC Urgent Care 2 hour test and billed to your insurance. Walk in or schedule on line
    • MedExpress 2-3 day test – Sent to LabCorp and billed to your insurance. Walk in.
  • Rapid antigen tests 
    • Tests and masks are available for purchase in UHS Wellness to Go vending machines in both Tepper and the Cohon Center. 
    • Purchase rapid antigen home tests at your local pharmacy (most pharmacies are only offering rapid antigen testing in their facilities)
    • MedExpress/CVS – some will bill your insurance, some won’t. Check their websites for details