COVID-19 Testing

Medical professional

The following types of testing are available on campus at Foust Hall for CMU students, faculty and staff:

For those experiencing NO SYMPTOMS or HAVE NOT been identified as a close contact:

  • Rapid Antigen testing (results provided within 15 minutes) is available for healthy individuals who are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Individuals who receive a positive test result in the Rapid Antigen Test will be asked to take a follow-up PCR test to ensure accurate results.
  • You can learn more about rapid antigen testing on the FDA Testing Basics webpage. Please use this online form to schedule a rapid test appointment.



  • 28A Foust Hall, lower level.
    • Use only the southeast entrance, stairwell 112. Outdoor signage will guide you to the appropriate door.
    • Do not use any other entrances when coming to Foust for testing.
    • Use only doors marked for COVID testing; do not use any other entrance and do not walk through the building. Wear a mask covering the nose and mouth.

Testing is available for CMU faculty, staff and students by appointment every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Please use this online form to schedule a rapid test appointment.

Self-Report a Positive COVID-19 Test

If you visit another health care provider, health department or drugstore and test positive for COVID-19, please complete the health screening app, call the COVID-19 Intake Team at 989-774-7136 or email immediately.

Your medical information is confidential. CMU Health will not share your diagnosis with others.

Self-reporting helps university health care professionals conduct contact tracing and provide resources and support you may need for working, learning and living in our campus community.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19

Please refer to the information included on the Health and Safety Protocols page. If you have other questions, please call your health care provider or CMU Health at 989-774-6599.

Frequently Asked Questions about Testing

  • CMU will prioritize testing for individuals who are symptomatic and individuals who have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
    • The CDC defines close contact as having been within 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer over a 24 hour period with or without use of masks, beginning 48 hours prior to when symptoms first started with the infected individual.
  • CMU faculty, staff and students who believe they are at risk due to close contact with a symptomatic person may also make an appointment for testing.
  • CMU is only testing current CMU students and employees. CMU is not testing family members or dependents.
  • Individuals awaiting test results who have been directed to quarantine should not return to campus until they receive a negative test result and receive clearance to resume on-campus activities.
  • If you receive a positive result, you will receive further instruction on isolation and contact tracing.
  • Most insurance programs will cover the cost of one test. If you are required by CMU to complete additional tests, CMU will cover the cost of those tests if they are completed in the CMU Foust Hall testing site.
  • Students who do not have insurance will be covered by CMU.

For additional questions about testing, please contact or call (989) 774-1317.