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COVID Testing Center

The Boise State COVID Testing Center was established in fall 2020 in response to the pandemic. The center is operated by Boise State students and staff as a program of the Public Health Office in accordance with University Policy 9270: Communicable Disease.

About the testing center

The testing center provides appointments for COVID testing services only, and is not a clinic or primary care facility that administers healthcare.

Location

COVID Testing Center
2100 W University Dr
Boise, ID 83706
Campus School, Room 109

Campus School is located between the Brady Street Garage, Interactive Learning Center and the Mathematics Building. For the testing center, enter using the northeast entrance which can be accessed from the parking lot located between Campus School and the Interactive Learning Center.

Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. by appointment only.

Operating days and hours are subject to change. The COVID Testing Center is not open on days of university closure.

If you are feeling unwell and unable to go about your normal campus activities, do not report to the testing center. Contact University Health Services or your primary healthcare provider for guidance. If you are experiencing emergency symptoms of COVID-19 as defined by the CDC, call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility.

To report COVID symptoms, exposures, or a positive case, contact the university Public Health office at (208) 426-2968 or publichealth@boisestate.edu and a team member will discuss next steps with you.

Now available by appointment

Fall and Winter Break Testing

Boise State has expanded testing options and requirements around the upcoming breaks, when people traditionally gather with friends and family. Although public health authorities have recommended that people forgo holiday gatherings, we recognize many individuals will still choose to gather, and others will travel home for the break. In an effort to ensure that students, faculty and staff are not unknowingly putting others at risk, the university is offering additional appointment-based testing.

Pre-break testing is voluntary and is offered to students and employees at no cost for your first appointment, subject to availability.

View appointment times and sign up

Upcoming test dates

Registration for testing is required. Students, faculty and staff are not currently required to pay for testing, though the university will soon begin billing insurance.

Updated guidance for travel during the fall and winter breaks is now available. Those who participate in activities classified as low or moderate risk by the CDC will not be required to quarantine upon their return.

November 13 – November 23: Voluntary testing will be offered during this time period. Please be aware that the later your test, the more likely it is that your fall break and/or holiday plans (and those of your close contacts) will be disrupted if you test positive.

Monday, November 30 – Wednesday December 2: Required testing will be conducted for Boise State students and staff who are returning to campus following the fall break. Asymptomatic students and staff will be allowed to return to campus buildings while awaiting test results but must follow all public health requirements.

Monday, December 7 – Wednesday, December 9: We will administer a second required test to our in-person students and staff to identify individuals who contracted COVID during fall break.

Thursday, December 10 – Friday, December 18: Voluntary testing for students, faculty and staff will be available at this time in preparation (and allowing for sufficient time to isolate and close contacts to quarantine if necessary) for winter break.

Testing process

This is a brief summary of what to expect in the process of registering for a test, taking a test and receiving results. Full details can be seen in the list below.

Select a time slot from the list of available appointments.
You will create an account using your Boise State credentials, or select “other”. Be sure to enter your email address correctly. You will receive confirmation of your time slot via email.

Now that you have secured a time slot, you must also create a lab requisition and complete the testing questionnaire. If you have been tested at the Boise State testing center previously, you will follow a different path to create your new requisition. The procedure for that is detailed below.

You must bring the following with you to your test:

  • Boise State campus ID or state identification card
  • Printed copy or screenshot of your laboratory requisition
  • A facial covering which must be worn at all times before and after your test

Your test results will arrive via email. The email will contain a link to view your results on a web portal. This portal is not optimized for mobile, especially when using the Safari web browser. Please view your results on a desktop computer for the best experience.

Procedures for Testing

Student and employee signup

Register for your testing appointment

Boise State University offers appointment-based COVID testing for current Boise State students and employees at our on-campus COVID Testing Center. To sign up for your COVID test, click the button below to get started.

View appointment times and sign up

  • Click “Register” next to your preferred appointment date and time.
  • Follow prompts to log in to Bronco Impacts using your Boise State credentials. If you are not a Boise State student or employee, select “other options” to create a new Bronco Impacts account.
  • Select “Continue” and follow all steps until you select “Complete Registration.” This secures your appointment time only.
  • Check your email for an email confirmation from notification@givepulse.com with next steps and information about how to prepare for your appointment.

Obtain your laboratory requisition

Complete the Registration for COVID-19 Testing Appointment questionnaire, and check carefully that all of your information is accurate before submitting. Download the resulting PDF file after you submit the form and be sure to print or screenshot the document for your appointment. The document will feature the words “Laboratory Requisition” and a barcode associated with your lab order in the upper right corner.

If you’ve completed this questionnaire before with us and need to be tested again, complete the following steps to request a new Laboratory Requisition:

  • Visit your patient portal at https://bsu.stratusdx.net/patientportal.
  • Enter the same email address you entered when setting up the account.
  • Check your email for a verification code and enter it on the sign-in page.
  • Once logged in, click “Order Testing.”
  • Select COVID-19 from the testing profile dropdown.
  • Click the “Create Order” button.
  • Click the “PRINT Requisition” button.
  • Print, download, or screenshot this file and bring with you to your appointment.

Community partner signup

For organizations and businesses

The Boise State COVID Testing Center works with organizations and businesses in the community to facilitate surveillance testing or processing of samples collected from their members or employees. Availability is limited and subject to change based on campus testing needs and the testing needs of those in groups prioritized by Governor Little’s State Testing Taskforce.

If you or your organization would like to partner with the Boise State COVID Testing Center to provide testing for your organization or business, please contact covidtesting@boisestate.edu.

If you are a community member whose organization or business is already partnering with the COVID Testing Center, follow the email instructions provided to your organization or business on how to sign up for your test.

Preparing for your test

To cancel an appointment

If you need to change or cancel your COVID Testing Center appointment, click the link at the bottom of your Bronco Impacts testing appointment confirmation email, sent from notification@givepulse.com.

Learn about your test

The Boise State COVID Testing Center administers a RT-PCR diagnostic COVID-19 test that will show if you have an active coronavirus infection and need to isolate yourself from others. To learn more, please visit the COVID-19 Testing Basics document or visit the Food and Drug Administration website.

On the day of your test

Bring these items to your appointment:

  • Boise State campus ID or state identification card
  • Printed copy or screenshot of your laboratory requisition
  • A facial covering which must be worn at all times before and after your test

Where to park: Limited complimentary parking is available in the parking lot located northeast of Campus School, or in the Brady Street Garage during your appointment. Additional pay-to-park options are available in the Brady Street Garage.

Testing center location: Enter Campus School using the northeast entrance. Follow signs and directions to proceed to room 109 for check-in.

Results

How to view your results

After testing you should receive an email when your test result is ready in 1-2 business days. This email will come from noreply-clinicallab@stratusdx.net with the sender name “Boise State”. The email will include the language “print or download the Result Report” and contain a link to sign-in to the Patient Portal. If this email does not arrive in your inbox, check your Spam folder.

To access your COVID-19 test results:

  1. Visit the Patient Portal and enter your email address – be sure to use the same email address that was used when setting up the account.
  2. Check your email inbox for a verification code.
  3. Enter this verification code on the sign-in page.
  4. Once logged in, click on My Results.
  5. Confirm the collection date of your test and status is “Final”.
    Click the PRINT Results button to generate a PDF of the Final Report.

Tips: Try to access and view your results from a computer rather than a mobile device. If you choose to use a mobile device, do not use the Safari web browser. Google Chrome is the preferred browser for both computer and mobile access.