- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Click here for a complete list of COVID-19 Related Symptoms.
What do I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms?
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested. While waiting for test results, we recommend you wear a mask and avoid contact with others.
Where can I get tested?
Free testing for COVID-19 is available through UHS. There are a number of other healthcare locations in the area which also test for COVID-19 but may have additional charges.
Call 423-425-2266 to schedule an appointment with University Health Services. COVID-19 testing and medical appointments are available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
What kind of COVID-19 testing does UHS have available?
Certain types of testing are indicated based on a number of unique factors. The healthcare provider will talk with you about which testing is recommended for you based on your health and circumstances of your visit. There is rapid testing that is available as well as send-out PCR testing. All COVID-19 testing is performed using an anterior nares nasal swab specimen collection method.
Who can get tested for COVID-19 at UHS?
COVID-19 testing is available for active UTC students as well as current UTC employees.
Is there a cost to COVID-19 testing at UHS?
COVID-19 tests run in the clinic will not be charged to students or employees at this time. Send out COVID-19 testing is billed through patients’ insurance at the commercial lab where the tests are run called Pathgroup; if there are any remaining charges, the lab will bill the patient. If a patient does not have insurance or chooses not to supply it at the time of service, the patient may be charged for the testing. If patients have additional testing done (such as a strep test) at the time of the visit, charges may be incurred at the clinic.
Employees who have symptoms or need additional services beyond COVID-19 testing may have additional costs for a provider visit or additional services utilized.
What do I do if I have been told to isolate or quarantine by a healthcare provider?
Students advised by health care providers to isolate or quarantine should submit documentation to the Office of Student Outreach and Support (SOS), which will send academic notices to faculty via the Academic Notification Process: utc.edu/excuse. University employees advised by health care providers to isolate or quarantine should send documentation of that instruction and notice of date to return to work on campus to their department heads or supervisors.
What might I find more information on isolation and quarantine indications?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide a wealth of information on COVID-19. A few pages that may be of interest to you are: