The School of Medicine offers testing for faculty, staff, students, residents and fellows.
During influenza season, symptomatic individuals will also be tested for influenza.
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Procedures for employees and students
The following applies to individuals working or learning on campus or remotely.
Visit the Exposure & Illness page for employee and student testing, exposure and illness instructions.
If you test positive from testing sources outside of the WashU Med Exposure/Illness Hotline, including a home rapid antigen test, employees must report your results by calling the COVID-19 Exposure/Illness Hotline at 314-362-5056. If you received a positive result from a PCR test given by an external source (such as a pharmacy), you can email documentation of your results to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students must email Dr. Karen Winters.
At-home testing can be a useful tool, but the tests have important limitations. Learn when and how to use the tests, and how to interpret and act on your results.
Testing sources for anyone
- Your primary care physician
- Local urgent care facilities
- St. Louis city
- St. Louis County
- Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
- lllinois testing sites (Open to Missouri and Illinois residents. Choose the Edwardsville box for Metro East locations.)
- CVS Pharmacy
Testing for symptomatic children of health-care personnel
Request testing through your child’s primary care provider or pediatrician. This is the preferred method, because it will allow the test results to be sent directly to your child’s doctor. Make sure to mention that your child has a parent who is a health-care worker. Primary care providers who are part of Washington University or BJC HealthCare can place a request directly in Epic. For same-day testing, while placing the order, the primary care physician will be directed to call. All other pediatricians can initiate testing for your child at a BJC site via a form that is faxed. The form, available online on the BJC resources site, has been shared with affiliated/referring providers.