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On-Campus Testing

Available to UH Faculty, Staff & Students

The University of Houston is partnering with the well-known testing company Curative to provide a free, walk-up kiosk on campus where faculty, students and staff can be tested regardless of whether they have symptoms. The testing service will be available seven days a week by appointment only and is located in front of the UH Student Center South.

The testing kiosk will offer nasal swab PCR testing with results returned by email within 48 hours of the test arriving at the lab. The Curative kiosk will be open to faculty, staff and students with their UH Cougar Card identification. If you receive a positive test result, then you will need to follow the guidelines for COVID-19 Diagnosis.

Curative Testing Appointments:

Appointments can be made on the updated appointment site.

More information about Curative testing can be found on the Curative website.

As a reminder, if you receive a positive test result, you must follow the guidelines for COVID-19 Diagnosis.

Testing for the General Public

Additional free testing resources in Houston may be found on the Houston Emergency Operation Center COVID-19 Testing page.

On-Campus Vaccination Clinic Information

UH continues to encourage our community to stay current on their vaccinations. To support a safe and healthy campus, the University, in partnership with H-E-B, will host on-campus vaccination clinics for faculty, staff and students. During the following clinics, COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, as well as influenza and shingles vaccines, will be available at little to no cost.

Registration Open:

UH at Katy Wed., Aug. 24 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Katy Academic Bldg.Room 106 A&B REGISTER
UH at Sugar Land Mon., Aug. 29 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. College of Technology BuildingRoom 105 A&B REGISTER

Registration Coming Soon:

UH Wed, Sept. 7 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. M.D. Anderson LibraryElizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion
2 – 4 p.m. Student Center SouthMultipurpose Room
2 – 5 p.m. UH Technology Bridge Bldg. 4 Room 110
UH Wed., Sept. 21 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine, First Floor Lobby
UH Wed. Sept. 21 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.4 – 6 p.m. Health 1 Bldg.TSO
UH Tues, Sept 20 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. M.D. Anderson LibraryElizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion

All COVID-19 vaccinations will be available at no cost regardless of insurance status. Flu and shingles vaccinations are covered at no cost for employees with BCBSTX HealthSelect and for students with the school’s insurance. Faculty, staff and students with non-UH insurance will need to ensure coverage with their insurance company prior to the vaccination event.

Paying out of pocket? The standard four strain flu shot will be available for $44 for faculty and staff, and at a discounted rate of $28.99 for students. Payment can be made via Zelle, Venmo, check with driver’s license or exact cash during the clinic.

You are eligible to register for a vaccine appointment IF:

  • You are currently enrolled as a UH student or are a UH employee
  • Agree that you will only participate if you DO NOT have any flu or COVID-19 symptoms
  • Engage in a pre-vaccination screening upon arrival
  • Strive to minimize contact with others through social distancing, and masks are strongly encouraged

Schedule your appointment early. When making an appointment, you must specify which vaccinations you are requesting.

  • Bring your CDC vaccination card with you if you have one already and are seeking one of the COVID-19 vaccinations/boosters
  • Have the proper insurance card with you
    • For flu and shingles vaccinations, UH employees are asked to bring both their pharmacy insurance card (Optum RX) and medical insurance card (BCBSTX or other insurance)
    • Employees 65 years or older with Medicare will need to bring all their insurance cards (Part B, C and D)
    • Students who have the school’s BCBSTX insurance should bring their student medical-pharmacy insurance card
    • Students on their parent’s insurance will need to bring both their pharmacy and medical insurance cards
  • Wear a sleeveless shirt/have your sleeves rolled up for efficient administration of the shot(s)

Both Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 boosters will be offered.

Pfizer: First boosters administered five months after the primary series (first two doses); second boosters are available for patients: age 50 or older, age 12 or older who are immunocompromised or received the J&J vaccination for first dose and booster dose (spacing is four months after first booster).

Moderna: First boosters administered five months after the primary series, second boosters available for those age 50 or older, age 18 or older who are immunocompromised or received the J&J vaccination for first dose and booster dose (spacing is four months after first booster).

Those receiving the COVID-19 shot will be provided their CDC vaccination card to take with them.

For immediately available vaccine appointments, please refer to the vaccine locator tools to find an appointment near you. Please note, the Campus Pharmacy offers flu and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment to current UH faculty, staff and students. Visit the Student Health Center Campus Pharmacy website for more information and to schedule your appointment.

For individuals who still want to be vaccinated but are not able to secure one of these final appointments for the UH vaccination event, please visit the state’s vaccine resource finder or you can visit the UH COVID-19 vaccine information page for the latest on available vaccines in the Houston area.

Upcoming vaccination events on campus will also include a flu vaccination drive hosted by the Student Health Center and a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in coordination with Harris County Public Health later in September.

Employees can contact Court Stein at

Students can contact the Student Health Center Campus Pharmacy at 713-743-5125.

Vaccine Finder Texting Line now offers a texting line to find a vaccine near you. Text your zip code to GETVAX (438829) in English, or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish, to get the contact information of three nearby locations with available vaccines, complete with transportation opportunities.