20
May
2021
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09:48 AM
America/Chicago

COVID-19 Testing Being Offered Through On-Campus Kiosk

Summary

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)—the second largest university in Houston—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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.