UF Health has developed its testing procedures with your health and safety in mind. The testing center is managed by UF Health medical professionals in a safe and secure environment. Saliva testing will be performed at all testing locations. The video below offers saliva testing instructions.
What Is a Saliva Test?
Schedule a test
Schedule a test if you have symptoms or are worried you’ve been in contact with someone with COVID-19.
- The test takes five to 10 minutes to complete.
- Please bring your Gator 1 ID card or another form of picture identification.
- Saliva testing will be performed at all testing locations to detect the presence of the virus.
- Individuals will NOT be personally responsible for any payment amounts that are not covered by third party payors, including, but not limited to, non-covered or out-of-network services, deductibles, co-insurance and/or co-payments.
The lot is off of Hull Road, across the street from the Southwest Recreation Center.
Located on Gale Lemerand Drive across the street from Ben Hill Griffin Hill Stadium.
Located on the corner of Museum and Newell Road in the southeast section of the UF campus.
Gainesville Campus Testing — Locations and Times
|Tuesday, December 1||9 – noon||UF Cultural Plaza Parking Garage (Garage #11)|
|Tuesday, December 1||3 – 6 p.m.||O’Connell Center (Enter at Gate 1)|
|Wednesday, December 2||9 – noon||UF Cultural Plaza Parking Garage (Garage #11)|
|Thursday, December 3||9 – noon||UF Cultural Plaza Parking Garage (Garage #11)|
|Thursday, December 3||3 – 6 p.m.||O’Connell Center (Enter at Gate 1)|
|Friday, December 4||9 – noon||UF Cultural Plaza Parking Garage (Garage #11)|
|Monday, December 7||9 – noon||UF Cultural Plaza Parking Garage (Garage #11)|
|Tuesday, December 8||9 – noon||UF Cultural Plaza Parking Garage (Garage #11)|
|Tuesday, December 8||3 – 6 p.m.||O’Connell Center (Enter at Gate 1)|
|Wednesday, December 9||9 – noon||UF Cultural Plaza Parking Garage (Garage #11)|
|Thursday, December 10||9 – noon||UF Cultural Plaza Parking Garage (Garage #11)|
|Thursday, December 10||3 – 6 p.m.||O’Connell Center (Enter at Gate 1)|
|Friday, December 11||9 – noon||UF Cultural Plaza Parking Garage (Garage #11)|
Other UF Locations in Florida
- UF Health Jacksonville
If you are a Health Jacksonville employee, you may get tested at public testing sites around Jacksonville and surrounding areas or by going to UF Health Urgent Care – Wildlight. Employees who have a potential workplace exposure must contact their immediate supervisor and Employee Health to be tested. Staff who get a COVID-19 test outside of the UF Health system must notify Employee Wellness at WellnessCovid19@jax.ufl.edu or 244-8333. Notification must take place prior to or day of the test.
- UF Health Central Florida
Symptomatic UF Health Central Florida employees can be tested in the Urgent Care Center at UF Health Leesburg Hospital. Nonsymptomatic employees can visit several available offsite community sites for their testing Employees who have a potential workplace exposure must contact Employee Health to be tested.
- As Screen, Test & Protect plans are put into place for other University of Florida locations around the state, we will provide information on how these processes will work at these locations.
Learning Your Results
- If you are experiencing symptoms, please self-isolate away from others immediately, until you receive your test results.
- You will receive email notification of your test results. Results should take 48 or so hours to be processed.
- While not required, you may find creating a MyUFHealth account is helpful. When you scheduled your on-campus test, you may have received an activation email for your MYUFHealth account. Set up a free MyUFHealth account to view your results.
- Please check your UFL email for all of the updates. If you have previously shared a personal email with MyUFHealth, please check that email as well.
- You will receive several emails if you receive positive test results, and only one email if you are negative.
- Download a copy of What to Expect Next
A Negative Result
- If your test result is negative for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected.
- This does not mean you will not get sick in the future. It only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. Please continue to follow the university’s physical distancing and masking policy, as well as washing your hands frequently and staying home if you feel sick.
A Positive Result
University of Florida Staff and Faculty
If your test result is positive and you have been working remotely, stay at home, away from others, and contact your personal health care provider for further instructions. You may continue working remotely if you feel well. If you have been working at a UF work location and test positive, you will need to stay home, away from others, and must contact your personal health care provider. In either case, please do not return to work until you have met the requirements of the quarantine and return-to-workplace protocols provided by HR and/or your supervisor. You may also be contacted by staff from the State of Florida Department of Health to help reduce the risk of spread to others in our community.
Call Your Personal Physician About A Positive Test Result
You will receive a copy of your test result and will be responsible for communicating the result to your personal health care provider and for arranging any clinical follow-up care that might be indicated by the testing result. UF’s return-to-workplace initiative and UF Health Screen, Test & Protect are not responsible for the subsequent clinical care of individuals tested by the program, including the clinical care of individuals who may be found to have a positive test for COVID-19.
Students, faculty or staff who test positive for coronavirus will be interviewed by State of Florida Department of Health personnel trained in epidemiology or public health to identify as many of their recent contacts as possible. Those contacts will include immediate family members, roommates, boyfriends or girlfriends, acquaintances, service workers and anyone else you have interacted closely with. They also will be asked to self-quarantine.