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Your Guide To Spring 2022 COVID-19 Testing Options

If you’ve been wondering what your options are for getting a COVID-19 test on and off campus, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ve compiled a few places offering tests around State College.

This spring, here’s a general overlook at the most accessible testing options near Penn State:

On-Campus

White Building

COVID-19 rapid testing will continue at the White Building this semester. While unvaccinated students and employees must continue showing up for weekly testing, the White Building is also offering voluntary testing for all students and employees.

White Building testing is drop-in, so no appointment is necessary. Remember to bring your Penn State ID and a cell phone.

Here’s a look at the White Building’s test site hours for this semester:

  • Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

UHS

University Health Services is offering COVID-19 testing for individuals experiencing symptoms. You can schedule an appointment online through myUHS.

UHS’ COVID-19 box testing is open from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

You can find more information about on-campus COVID-19 testing here.

Off-Campus

Centre County Testing Site

Centre County is offering a free, walk-up COVID-19 testing site. Located at 253 Transfer Road, the site is open to all ages and residency statuses. You’ll need yourself, your ID, and if you have insurance, you’ll be asked to provide an insurance card. The test is still free, and there’s no co-pay necessary. Individuals who do not have insurance will also be able to get tested for free.

The site is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. You can find more information here.

CVS

CVS’ MinuteClinic at 1630 S. Atherton Street is also providing COVID-19 appointments. It is by appointment only, so you’ll need to register online. You’ll need to provide an ID and insurance card in order to schedule an appointment.

Here’s a closer look at CVS’s pharmacy hours:

  • Monday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

You can find more information about CVS testing here.

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Anna is a junior public relations major and one of Onward State's social media editors. Hailing from Washington D.C. (aka Alexandria, VA), she loves 80's and 90's rock, ironic L.L. Bean Boat and Tote bags, and was born in a pink hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @annaewiggins. Please send all of your best gossip to [email protected]

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