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COVID-19 Testing Being Offered Through On-Campus Kiosk


By Mark Kramer

Thanks to a partnership through Curative, the University of Houston-Downtown is offering COVID-19 testing through a kiosk located outside the Student Life Center. 

UHD’s testing will be free of charge and available to the university community and the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. UHD students, faculty, staff and alumni may sign up for appointments through the Curative portal and must then check-in online before their visit.

Presentation of a photo identification and insurance card is suggested when arriving for testing, but not required.

“This is exciting news for UHD,” said Cynthia Vargas, UHD Director of Emergency Management. “We encourage our university community to actively use it.”

The test is available as an oral swab or shallow nasal swab. After persons take the test, they will receive their results through email and a text message. In addition, there is no limit to testing frequency.

To make an appointment, click on the links below:

Curative launched its efforts one year ago in an effort to offer a scalable solution to testing for COVID-19 and offers its services in 18 different states and has provided 18 million tests to date.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.