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COVID Testing Center

Attention: Testing Updates as of January 20, 2022

  • Drop box testing services will not be available Thursday January 20, 2022 and Friday January 21, 2022 due to high testing volumes. Please use the links below to view and schedule the next available appointment.
  • Due to very high testing volumes, Saliva Direct RT-PCR results will be available in 2-3 business days until otherwise indicated.

Testing Services and Charges

As of Monday, November 11, 2021:

In order to continue to provide Boise State University and the community with efficient COVID testing services, we will now be implementing the following changes. Please review the Testing Services and Charges section to identify which category you fall under and the associated terms and conditions of testing at the Boise State University COVID Testing Center.


Boise State University continues to offer ongoing saliva testing (RT-PCR) appointments.

To get tested, you should:

  1. Find dates and times for testing at the scheduling website.
  2. In addition, you will have to complete the online registration to create your Patient Portal. Children will not show up in their parent’s Patient Portal until after testing. If you’ve tested at the on-campus COVID Testing Center before, you don’t need to re-register. Contact (208) 426-1523 if you have questions about registering.
  3. You must not eat, drink or smoke for at least 30 minutes prior to your testing appointment.
  4. Results will be emailed to you in 1-3 business days and can be accessed through your patient portal. Try to access and view your results from a computer rather than a mobile device and disable pop-up blockers. 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.

About the 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.

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

Boise State now offers appointments for saliva based RT-PCR diagnostic COVID-19 tests:

  • University students, employees, and family members
  • Members of the general public not affiliated with Boise State
  • Inquiries for organizations and businesses see “Community partner signup” section below


COVID Testing Center (Map)
2100 W University Dr
Boise, ID 83706
Campus School, Room 107/109
Phone: 208-426-1523

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.


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.


Regular hours:

    • Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. by appointment. Mobile testing kit pickup and dropoff is also available to individuals without an appointment. Kits are available outside of Campus School.

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 and a team member will discuss next steps with you.

About the test

The Boise State COVID Testing Center administers a saliva based 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 our testing process web page.

Community partner signup

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

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.

Testing availability

Testing at the Boise State COVID Testing Center remains available and is encouraged for any campus community member who has concerns about symptoms or possible exposure.

Testing exemptions

In certain cases, on-campus residents may be granted temporary exemption from testing. To find out more about exemptions, visit the testing exemptions webpage.

Additional resources

To learn more about saliva based RT-PCR diagnostic COVID-19 tests, please visit the COVID-19 Testing Basics document or visit the Food and Drug Administration website.