Testing for COVID-19

 

UNT COVID Testing Program

UNT offers rapid testing through BINAX testing locations and PCR testing through the Curative testing locations.

Starting May 16, 2022, the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) will return to pre-COVID-19 operations. This means the SHWC will only serve students and will no longer offer COVID testing, vaccines, or boosters for UNT faculty and staff. Students will need to schedule an appointment with an SHWC medical provider to receive testing for COVID-19 and pay any applicable insurance co-pay, office visit fees, and testing costs. Faculty and staff will need to contact their primary care provider for COVID-19 testing. Free at-home test kits can be ordered online from www.COVID.gov/tests.

Testing available through the Student Health and Wellness Center

Walk-In BinaxNow Testing

Testing is open to UNT faculty, staff, and students on a walk-in basis through May 13, 2022.

  • There is no charge for testing.
  • Requires the NAVICA app to check-in for testing. See the directions below for more information.
  • The test uses a nasal specimen collected by medical professionals.
  • It takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
  • Results are confidential and will be communicated to the patient via the Navica App 20 minutes after the sample is collected.
  • Limited to 300 tests each day.
  • Symptomatic and asymptomatic patients can be tested.
  • This is an antigen test, not a PCR test.

BinaxNow Testing Schedule

Denton Campus BinaxNow testing schedule (through May 13, 2022)

 

Date

Time

Location

Monday

8:30 am to 11 am and 1 pm to 4 pm

 Chestnut Hall 120

Tuesday

8:30 am to 11 am and 1 pm to 4 pm

Chestnut Hall 120

Wednesday

8:30 am to 11 am and 1 pm to 4 pm

Chestnut Hall 120

Thursday

8:30 am to 11 am and 1 pm to 4 pm

Chestnut Hall 120

Friday

9:30 am to 11 am and 1 pm to 3 pm

Chestnut Hall 120

 

Frisco Campus BinaxNow Testing

Starting May 2, 2022, BINAX testing at the Frisco Campus will be available on a walk-in basis at Hall Park A 2811 Internet Blvd. Suite 100 front desk from 8 am to 5 pm.

Setup Your NAVICA Account Prior to Arriving For BinaxNow Testing

BiNax walk-in testing requires having an account set up on the NAVICA mobile app. Please follow these steps to set up your NAVICA account prior to presenting for testing.

1. Go to your UNT email account and search for an email with the subject "NAVICA Invitation from UNT Student Health & Wellness Center for [your first name]" from "noreply@navica.abbott" and follow the directions in the email to download the blue NAVICA app and setup your NAVICA account.

2. After you create your account, you will need to confirm your email address. The NAVICA app will send a verification code from noreply@navica.abbott to the email account you used to set up your account. Enter that code into the app to complete the account creation process. You will receive an email with the subject "Welcome to NAVICA" when your account is created and verified.

3. To ensure we can report your test results for the mandatory testing requirement, we will need to connect your NAVICA account to UNT's account. In the "NAVICA Invitation" email, you will see a section titled 3. Connect. Follow the directions in that section to enter the personalized Connect Code into your NAVICA account.

If you need assistance with creating or connecting your NAVICA account, you can ask for assistance at the Chestnut Hall test site.

Additional Information About BinaxNowTesting

  • Practice social distancing when waiting for test

  • Set up the blue NAVICA App on your mobile device to complete the online check-in process.

  • Please bring your government-issued photo ID (including driver's license, passport, or UNT ID card). YOU CANNOT TEST WITHOUT YOUR ID.

  • All patients are asked to wear a mask and social distance going to, while at the testing location and when leaving. Staff will direct you to remove your mask to collect your specimen.

  • Results will be available in the blue NAVICA app, and you will receive a notification when results are available to the email address associated with your account.

  • All results will be kept confidential. SHWC will not release results to faculty members or employers. However, positive results will be reported to UNT and Denton County Public Health for contact tracing purposes.

  • For positive results, Student Health and Wellness Center clinical staff will contact the patient by phone for additional information and the next steps to take.

  • Results should be available the same day specimen was collected. 

Testing available from Curative, Inc.

UNT faculty, staff, and students can schedule an appointment for a self-collected nasal swab at testing sites operated by Curative, Inc.

  • There is no charge for testing.
  • Requires an appointment using the test site-specific link. Walk-ins may be taken if open slots are available.
  • You will need to show the QR code sent to check-in for your appointment.
  • The test uses a self-collected nasal specimen.
  • It takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
  • Results are automatically shared with UNT Contact Tracing Team and should be available within 48 hours.
  • Results will be emailed and/or texted (determined when you made your appointment.)
  • Symptomatic and asymptomatic patients can be tested.
  • This is a PCR test.

Curative, Inc. Testing Sites

  • University Union 381
    • Hours for the Spring semester (except for holidays) through May 31, 2022:
      • Monday through Friday: 8 am to 7 pm
      • Saturday and Sunday 1 pm to 7 pm

Additional Information about Curative, Inc testing

  • All patients are asked to wear a mask and social distance going to, while at the testing location and when leaving. Staff will direct you to remove your mask to collect your specimen.
  • Wash your hands before and after testing. When available, use hand sanitizer at testing locations.
  • Please review the Instructions for a Shallow Nasal Swab video before your appointment.
  • You can download a pdf copy of your lab report at https://curative.com/manage.  Please enter your appointment number and your date of birth to access your result.  At the bottom of the page, you will find a button that says "Download Report PDF".
  • It’s rare that results would take longer than 1-2 days upon receipt of the sample to our lab to be ready. If you have not heard back after two business days, feel free to reach out to the Curative support team at support@curativeinc.com with your name, appointment number, and date of birth so that Curative can assist you.

Guidelines for individuals who test positive for COVID-19

As of April 29, 2022. the University will no longer offer contact tracing for positive test cases. Individuals who test positive for the virus should follow current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for quarantine/isolation and follow the treatment advice of their medical provider. Students, faculty, and staff should handle COVID-19-related absences the same way they handle any other health-related absence.

 


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