The Student Health Center will offer symptomatic COVID-19 testing on Saturdays throughout September. The center is already open Mondays through Fridays for COVID-19 testing of symptomatic students. No appointment is necessary.
Saturday’s walk-in hours will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25.
An individual who lives on campus awaiting test results should shelter in place in their room or be moved to quarantine housing, depending on their living situation. Students who live off campus should remain at home off campus, minimizing exposure to others, and keep their instructors/department chair/supervisor/mentor/lead researcher informed of their return-to-campus status. Once a negative test result is received, the individual should return to campus work, research, classes and other activities.
Other important information:
- Asymptomatic testing is not offered at the Student Health Center. Asymptomatic students are encouraged to get tested at the Vanderbilt Testing Center in the David Williams II recreation and Wellness Center or at a community provider, and they can return to campus activities while awaiting test results.
- Testing only, which does not include clinical evaluation by a provider, is available at the Vanderbilt 100 Oaks Clinic, 719 Thompson Lane at building entrance D, for mildly ill students (such as slightly scratchy throat or runny nose). The clinic is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
- If a student is symptomatic and needs a COVID-19 test after hours, testing and clinical evaluation by a provider is available at the Vanderbilt Walk-In Clinics.
- If a positive test result is received by a student living off campus and they tested at a facility other than Student Health or the VU Testing Center, then the individual should remain off campus and immediately notify the Vanderbilt Command Center through this webform.
- The Student Health on-call triage line can be reached at 615-322-2427 for additional questions or concerns. Any student with emergencies, such as difficulty breathing or chest pain, should seek care at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Emergency Department.
Faculty, Staff and Postdoctoral Fellows
Faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows who have symptoms related to COVID-19 can be tested 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Occupational Health Express Care Clinic in Suite 112 of the Medical Arts Building on main campus.
- A walk-in testing location has opened at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, seven days a week, 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m. for those with mild symptoms. No appointments are needed.
- Staff with symptoms can also call the VUMC COVID-19 hotline at 888-312-0847 daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to be assessed and directed to the nearest open testing site. Additional options include the Vanderbilt Health Walk-In Clinics and the Vanderbilt Health Clinics at Walgreens. If options listed above are not open and the symptoms are severe enough, the individual should go to the VUMC emergency department.
An individual with symptoms awaiting test results should remain at home, off campus, minimizing exposure to others and keep their department chair/supervisor/mentor/lead researcher informed of their return-to-campus status. Once a negative test result is received, the individual should return to campus work, research, classes and other activities. If a positive test result is received, then the individual should remain off campus and immediately notify the Vanderbilt Command Center through this webform.
Asymptomatic testing is not offered at the VUMC locations. Asymptomatic faculty, staff and postdocs who are concerned they have been exposed to COVID-19 can get tested at the VU Testing Center in the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center or a community provider, and they can return to campus activities while awaiting test results.