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Get Tested

UTSA recommends that all students, staff, and faculty who are not yet fully vaccinated be tested for COVID-19 prior to return to on-campus residence and/or activities. Roadrunners have numerous options to get tested, including on-campus through Livingston Med Lab's HEB Student Union testing site, or off-campus at a variety of accessible testing sites throughout Bexar County. Testing is free at many locations.

If you have been tested for COVID-19, or have had close contact with a positive COVID-19 case, remember to report your test/exposure via the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Tool.


On-Campus Testing Options

UTSA partners with Livingston Med Lab to offer testing to all students, faculty and staff. Results are typically received within 24 hours.

Locations

On-Campus Location

HEB Student Union, Room 1.002

Monday-Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Off-Campus Location

Livingston Med Lab
18322 Sonterra Place, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX

Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Appointments and Walk-ins

In order to verify insurance or HRSA COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund (CAF) eligibility, faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to register 24 hours in advance for for on-site testing at the H-E-B Student Union. Walk-ins are accepted based on availability. Be sure to bring your UTSA ID and insurance card (if applicable).

Register for Testing

Test Results

Results are available via an online patient portal as early as 24-48 hours after testing. Patient portal details are provided at the testing site.

Insurance and Payment

Livingston Med Lab will bill the patient’s insurance (if eligible) or, for uninsured patients, HRSA's COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund (CAF). For those with eligible insurance or who qualify for HRSA CAF, there will be no cost to the patient.   When registering online for an appointment, select “Pay Later” to allow Livingston Lab time to verify insurance or HRSA CAF eligibility prior to your appointment.

Livingston Med Lab FAQs

Livingston Med Lab administers a PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) test for COVID-19. The test can tell whether someone has the virus very early on, even if they don’t have symptoms. This test is only for the COVID-19 virus. It will not detect the presence of any other viruses or diseases. Please note that this test only detects the presence or absence of the virus at the time it is administered. It is possible to have a negative test and later contract the virus.

During the test, a technician will insert a special cotton swab in both sides of your nose and move it around for about 15 seconds. It won’t hurt, but it might be uncomfortable. The technician sends the swab to a lab to test the material from inside your nose.

If your test is negative, the results will be shared with you and Student Health Services (for students) or Occupational Health (for faculty and staff). The results will be shared with you and Student Health Services (for students) or Occupational Health (for faculty and staff). If your test is positive, your name will also be forwarded to San Antonio Metro Health, as required by health officials. UTSA will assist Metro Health with contact tracing.

Livingston Med Lab will bill the patient’s insurance or, for uninsured patients, the HRSA COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund (CAF). During registration, patients will be asked to provide insurance information. Livingston Lab accepts commercial Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare. For uninsured UTSA students, faculty and staff, the Lab will bill HRSA CAF. All other individuals will be charged $78 per test, payable with credit card at the time of online registration or with cash or credit card at the time of service for walk-in participants. Those undergoing testing will be provided with a receipt at the time of service that can be presented to their insurance for reimbursement.

UTSA offers a free proactive testing program to students residing in Laurel and Chaparral Villages. Proactive testing will be expanded to include additional UTSA-managed residence halls in the fall.

More about the proactive testing program >>

The university’s sports medicine team, in partnership with UT Health, is following testing protocols for student athletes and staff in Athletics.


Off-Campus Testing Options

UTSA partners with Livingston Med Lab to offer testing to all students, faculty and staff. Results are typically received within 24 hours.

Off-Campus Location

Livingston Med Lab
18322 Sonterra Place, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX

Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Phone: (210) 881-9072

Numerous community testing sites are available throughout San Antonio. The City of San Antonio website has a comprehensive list of testing locations.

Local sites offering asymptomatic testing, no appointment required:


UTSA Employees At-Home Testing (MDLive)

Get tested for COVID-19 from the comfort of home.   If you have COVID-19 symptoms, or you have recently been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual, MDLIVE doctors can assess your condition, order an at-home COVID-19 test, provide symptom treatment plans, and help determine the necessary next steps. At-home COVID-19 tests are generally delivered to your home within two days, and results are communicated via text one to two days after your sample is received.  Learn more .

MDLIVE is fully covered for UT SELECT Blue Cross Blue Shield members. Employees can learn more about their benefits here.