COVID-19 Testing


Emory provides two types of COVID-19 tests for all students, faculty, and staff: Screening Test for those who are asymptomatic (no signs of COVID-19) and Diagnostic Test for those who are symptomatic (showing signs of COVID-19) or possibly exposed to COVID-19.

Asymptomatic Screening Testing

Watch the Saliva-Based Testing video

Please do not visit the Emory screening locations if you are symptomatic. Participants do not need to schedule an appointment for a screening test. Unique QR codes are used for pick up and check in and can be generated using this link or on site when you arrive. 

Please bring both your QR code and your Emory ID to the screening site during hours of operation to pick up and return your collection kit.

Participants have the option to pick up a screening kit and return it later the same day within normal hours of operation. The sample collection does not need to be completed at the screening site. Collection kits are returned using the same process as pick up. Due to space constraints, some sites will not provide collection stations.   

Instructions on collecting a sample for COVID Screening can be accessed here.

Signed consent can be filled out before visiting the screening site. It needs to be signed by all participants once per academic year. For participants under 18, a copy of the consent form must be signed by your parent or guardian and emailed to covidscreeningprogram@emory.edu. Please use this link to fill out or download the consent form.

Testing Sites and Times

LocationDay and Time

Emory Student Center
2nd Floor North
No collection stations

Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:00–3:00 p.m.

SAAC (Clairmont)
Limited collection stations

Thursdays: 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

OAS at Murdy Hall (Oxford)
Limited collection stations

Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.

Find Additional Testing Sites in Metro Atlanta

In addition to Emory’s testing programs, free testing sites are also located across metro Atlanta, and COVID.gov offers free at-home COVID-19 tests.

Diagnostic Testing

Atlanta students who are symptomatic can schedule testing through the Student Health Patient Portal.

Oxford students who are symptomatic should call the Oxford Student Health office at 770.784.8376 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to schedule a diagnostic test. For after hours and weekends, call 404.727.7551 and press 0 for the medical advice nurse. 

Faculty and staff can schedule diagnostic testing at community sites found on the Georgia Department of Public Health or federal testing locator webpages.

RADx Program

Emory University participates in an NIH-funded research program called the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program. This program is charged with expanding access to COVID-19 tests that are fast and accurate. RADx participants receive a free PCR test and a gift card for their time. Participants must be symptomatic and should schedule their appointments in advance.  

Travel and Testing

Those traveling are responsible for understanding any testing requirements for upcoming travel. The Georgia Department of Public Health lists options for scheduling destination-specific tests. Please plan ahead should you need to test before traveling.