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COVID Testing Center

Student in PPE gives nasal swab

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 107/109

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.

Parking

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.

Hours

Regular hours are 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.

Student and employee signup

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 COVID test appointments

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 Littleā€™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.

Spring semester testing

The university is requiring residence hall students as well faculty and staff who plan to work on campus spring semester to be tested for COVID after winter break. General testing requirements are outlined below:

Residence hall students, faculty and staff, and Rec Center patrons who are on campus between December 24 and January 3 and/or those who are planning to return to campus on January 4 or 5 should be tested on either day and again on January 12 or 13.

Residence hall students, faculty and staff, and Rec Center patrons who return to campus on or after January 6 need only test once within 72 hours of their return to campus.

  • Asymptomatic individuals who are awaiting test results may go about their normal campus activities while observing public health protocols.
  • Residential students traveling out of the area for break are strongly encouraged to get a PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to commencing travel back to Boise. PCR test results from a non-university provider should be emailed to publichealth@boisestate.edu. Anyone who tests positive prior to traveling should delay travel plans until their isolation period is complete.
  • Individuals who have had a positive PCR test within the last 90 days will not need to be re-tested.
  • All other students may elect to be tested, but are not required to test unless they develop COVID symptoms.
  • There are no copays associated with testing at the Boise State COVID Testing Center for any member of the campus community.

About the 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.