GET TESTED: COVID-19 Testing Locations & Scheduling

We offer free, convenient COVID-19 testing options for students, employees and active DCCs on the Tucson campus and other Arizona locations. 

If you experience COVID-19 symptoms, stay isolated and contact Campus Health Services or your healthcare provider.


Cats TakeAway Testing

Before Testing on Campus

Complete the brief registration and consent form for PCR and/or antigen testing. Here’s how to make sure you are registered for testing:

  • Visit your Wildcat OneStop to view your testing registration status.
  • If there is a red X next to the test type(s) you are eligible for, click the “Register for a test” button and follow the prompts.
  • Once registered, a green check mark will replace the red X on your Wildcat OneStop.
  • Success! You are now able to check in at the test site or participate in Cats TakeAway Testing.

Register for Testing

Convenient Testing Options

Schedule Change On Friday, Oct. 22, the Student Union - Catalina Room test site will close at noon, in accordance with planned University release time

PCR (saline gargle)

Pick up a test kit from a TakeAway Testing location on campus in Tucson or other Arizona locations, scan your tube into the testing system, find an appropriate place to collect your sample, and drop it off at a TakeAway Testing location.

NOTE: On-site PCR testing is also available by appointment at Student Union - Catalina Room. 

Know Before You Go: Do not eat, drink, use mouthwash, brush your teeth, chew gum, smoke, or vape for 30 minutes before your PCR (saline gargle) test.

Results: Usually available within 2 business days (Tucson campus). Results for Friday tests are usually available on Monday afternoon. *Results may be delayed due to university/holiday closures.

If you experience symptoms: Please use the Campus Health TakeAway Testing location to pick up a test kit and drop off your sample.

How to Do a PCR (Saline Gargle) Test (TikTok)

Step by Step: TakeAway Testing

Rapid Antigen (nasal swab)

Do you prefer an appointment and rapid results? Try on-site Rapid Antigen (nasal swab) testing. 

Appointments: Required. Same-day appointments are usually available.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 3pm. Closed weekends & holidays. 

Location: Student Union - Catalina Room 

Results: Usually available within 2 hours

If you experience symptoms: Please stay isolated and contact Campus Health or your healthcare provider to discuss next steps. 

How to Do a Rapid Antigen (Nasal Swab) Test (TikTok)

Schedule your antigen test

Off-Campus Testing (Pima County)

The Pima County Health Department (PCHD) has opened COVID-19 Testing Centers as well as Temporary Testing Centers. See the schedule