COVID-19 Testing

UMass students, faculty & staff: if you think you may have COVID-19, you can get tested at UHS, or purchase rapid antigen tests at UHS Pharmacy.


PCR Testing Window

Located in UHS Walk-In Clinic

At our PCR Testing Window, you can walk in and self-pay for PCR testing at $25 per test. If you have symptoms or confirmed exposure, PCR testing can be billed to insurance. Insurance may not cover multiple PCR tests.

PCR Testing Window Hours:

  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Urgent Care & Appointments

If you come in for an urgent care visit or appointment and have COVID-19 symptoms, you will be tested for COVID-19 during your visit.


COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea


COVID-19 Isolation and Exposure Guidance

UMass Amherst follows the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH) guidance for when an individual tests positive or exposed to COVID-19. Isolation (positive test) and exposure precautions are important steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

If you have any questions, or to report your positive test results for additional public health guidance, please email or call (413) 577-8888 (messages will be returned Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).