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On-campus COVID-19 Evaluation and Testing

 

Reporting Your COVID-19 Test Result

If you were tested at a non-university location, please upload your test result to MyHealthSpace. Login using your UofSC username and password and then on the next screen your date of birth. Click on Medical Clearances and then locate COVID Return Test  and click the Green Update button. Attach a copy of your results under COVID-19 Test Results Upload and complete the date and the result in the appropriate category (Antibody test, PCR test, or Rapid Antigen test). Click Done.

 

There are two primary types of COVID-19 tests available to students, faculty and staff at the university. Both are designed to detect an active infection. 


Saliva Assay Free Expedited (SAFE) Testing

The Saliva Assay Free Expedited (SAFE) test is free, quick, and noninvasive. It should only be used by individuals that are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms like fever, cough or shortness of breath. Results can typically be shared within 24 hours after the sample is collected. SAFE testing is only available to current students, faculty and staff. Learn more at sc.edu/salivatest.

Schedule for Jan. 23 – Jan. 31

Be sure to bring your Carolina Card to get tested. We also encourage you to bring your cell phone to record your test barcode.
Please do not eat, drink, chew gum, or use tobacco products within 30 minutes prior to saliva testing and do not drink water 10 minutes prior to the saliva test.


Saturday, Jan. 23

  • No testing

Sunday, Jan. 24

Monday, Jan. 25

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Wednesday, Jan. 27

  • 8 a.m.–2 p.m. faculty and staff only saliva testing, 1311 Pendleton St. (no students, please)
  • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. student, faculty and staff saliva testing, Carolina Coliseum

Thursday, Jan. 28

Friday, Jan. 29

Saturday, Jan. 30

  • No testing

Sunday, Jan. 31

SAFE COVID-19 Test Results : Once your SAFE test results are finalized, you will be sent a notification to your university email account. SAFE test results will be available in your MyHealthSpace account. Once logged in to your MyHealthSpace account, go to Medical Records on left-hand navigation or under the menu button (mobile). Then, click on the Lab tab. Your test result should be posted here. If you have a positive result, Student Health Services will also contact you with guidance and for contact tracing. 

 

COVID-19 Self-Collected Nasal Swab Testing

The nasal swab test is free, quick and painless. You will self-collect your own sample with a Q-Tip like swab. Results can typically be shared within 24 hours after the sample is collected.

COVID-19 Nasal Swab Test Result: Once your test results are finalized, you will be sent a notification to your university email account. Test results will be available in your MyHealthSpace account. Once logged in to your MyHealthSpace account, go to Medical Records on left-hand navigation or under the menu button (mobile). Then, click on the Lab tab. Your test result should be posted here. If you have a positive result, Student Health Services will also contact you with guidance and for contact tracing. 

Students, make your appointment at MyHealthSpace.

 
It is very important that any student, faculty or staff that develop significant symptoms of COVID-19, like fever, cough or shortness of breath, contact their healthcare provide for evaluation. If needed, an appointment for a test will be scheduled. Costs for test will be billed to your health insurance. 

 

Access Your Telemedicine appointment

Telemedicine appointments require that the Zoom application be installed on your computer or mobile device. These Zoom sessions are secure and HIPAA compliant.

  • Log in to MyHealthSpace
  • Click Medical Clearances and complete the required forms (if not already completed): Informed Consent for Telehealth (Primary Care & Women's Health)
  • Click Appointments
  • Click Appointment Check-in
  • Verify your location and click OK (you must be in the state of South Carolina)
  • Click on Click here to join the meeting

The link will open a new browser window. If you already installed the Zoom app, click 'Open Zoom Meetings' from your computer or wait for the app to open on your mobile device. If you do not have Zoom, you will be prompted to download and install the app. 

Once downloaded and installed, the Zoom meeting should auto populate the app.  If you cannot download or run the Zoom application, click 'join from your browser.' Enter your name and click 'Join.' You will now be placed in a virtual waiting room. Your provider will join you at your appointment time.

Contact your health care provider if you need a COVID-19 antibody test.

 


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