COVID-19 testing is currently available for UC students, faculty, and staff. To be tested you must pre-register. You will be able to schedule an appointment during the registration process.  Testing is fast and easy.  

Steger Student Life Center

All students, faculty and staff are welcome to test at this location. 

Uptown, Main Campus (Located across from TUC)
UC MainStreet
Cincinnati, OH 45219


On-campus testing will not be available on Thursday, November 24 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The university will be closed. 

Steger Student Life Testing Hours

Monday 6 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Wednesday 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Thursday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

Additional Locations

University Health Services 

This location serves STUDENTS only. Call (513) 556-2564 for an appointment. No walk-ins.

Uptown, Main Campus (Located bewteen Nippert Stadium and Fifth Third Arena)

Lindner Athletic Center
2751 O'Varsity Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221

University Health Services Testing Hours
Monday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m
Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m

UC Health Uptown Campus

UC Health West Professional Building (East Campus)
3120 Burnet Ave., Suite 105
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Hours vary and testing is available by apointment only. To make an appointment, please call University Health Services at (513) 556-2564. 

Cost & Insurance

  • Your insurance plan will be billed for symptomatic and exposure testing performed at UHS and UC's Uptown Campus testing location in Steger Student Life Center.
  • There is no cost to you for symptomatic testing that occurs on campus
  • Any substitute COVID test from another provider would be conducted at the student’s expense.

Test to Treat

Test to Treat, a national initiative, provides individuals a new way to rapidly access free lifesaving treatments for COVID-19.  You can now get tested and - if your test result is positive - receive a prescription from a healthcare provider, and have your prescription filled all in one location.

These “One-Stop Test to Treat” locations are available at hundreds of locations nationwide, including pharmacy-based clinics near UC’s campuses. 

While vaccination continues to provide the best protection against COVID-19, therapies are now available to help treat eligible people who do get sick. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is providing oral antiviral pills from Merck (molnupiravir) and Pfizer (Paxlovid) directly to participating Test to Treat pharmacy-based clinics.  


Call the UC COVID Check Response Team at:

  • (513) 558-1772
  • (513) 558-1773

The COVID Check phone lines are staffed Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday - Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  You can also email uccovidcheck@ucmail.uc.edu for assistance.