At Mizzou, our first priority is the health and safety of our Tiger community. Our comprehensive education, testing and tracing strategies help ensure the health of our students, faculty and staff.

How to get tested

MU has the ability to test any student who requires it and return results within 24-48 hours. If you’re experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and contact your health care provider. Symptomatic individuals will be referred for testing.


Additional Information

Referrals are required to make sure patients are getting tested at the best time to catch evidence of the virus.

It only takes a phone call to get a referral.

Tests are covered by insurance or free of charge if you don’t have insurance. Under the direction of the Boone County health department, the university’s contact tracing team will guide isolation plans and will identify and assist close contacts of those who test positive.

  • To receive a referral for a COVID-19 test, MU Students can call the Student Health Center at 573-882-7481.

Once you have a provider’s order to be tested, you can go to one of the following locations:

On-campus walk-up (students only):

  • Parking Garage 7 (This garage is just south of the Student Health Center on the corner of Hospital Drive and Monk Drive. The testing facility is located on the west side of the parking structure.)
    • Hours:
      • 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday–Friday
      • Closed: Saturday and Sundays

Mizzou North drive-thru location:

Due to significantly decreased demand, MU Health Care’s temporary drive-thru testing site at Mizzou North is now closed. The on-campus walk-up testing site remains available for students. Employees and other community members in need of COVID-19 testing after March 12 have the following options:

  • MU Students should call the Student Health Center at 573-882-7481.
  • If a patient of MU Health Care, call your primary care provider’s office.
  • If not a patient of MU Health Care, visit Mizzou Quick Care or Mizzou Urgent Care, or call/see your primary care provider.
  • Anyone with questions about how to access COVID-19 testing may contact MU Health Care’s call center at 573-884-0948.

By closely monitoring aggregated data of symptoms, our university community is using an efficient strategy for tracking potential spread on our campus. Everyone who comes to campus will be expected to self-monitor and track their symptoms on the #CampusClear app, which is available to every student, employee and visitor to the MU campus.

Student self-reporting

All students, faculty and staff are required to closely monitor daily symptoms and take personal responsibility in supporting fellow Tigers by following health guidelines set forth by the university.


Students must report a positive COVID-19 test to the MU Student Health Center within four hours of receiving their result.


In addition, students will need to let instructors know they won’t be in class. Personal or personally identifying information is confidential under federal privacy laws and will only be used to determine steps such as deep cleaning and academic arrangements.