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Free COVID-19 Testing At Curative Kiosk Now Requires Proof Of Insurance

If you sign up to get your COVID-19 test at the Curative testing kiosk near UHD’s Jesse H. Jones Student Life Center, you now need proof of insurance – and a photo ID.

Proof of insurance is required to schedule an appointment online or to do on-site registration at Curative sites. Once you arrive for your test, your insurance card and a photo ID are both required to check in. The test will continue to be provided free with proof of insurance.

If you don’t have insurance and want to get tested, or if you’re seeking a free vaccine, Houston Health Department (HHD)-operated sites continue to provide free COVID-19 testing and vaccinations and don’t require insurance. HHD-operated sites are located across the city and can be found at HoustonHealth.org or by calling 832-393-4220. You can follow HHD on Facebook or Twitter and get regular updates on all things COVID-19.

Don’t forget! You can still get paid to get tested through the GatorCash incentive! Earn $5 a week in GatorCash just for getting the free test at the Curative kiosk. Details on Emergency Management’s COVID-19 website.

The kiosk remains open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. UHD students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public must sign up for appointments through the Curative portal using this link: Public testing.

For more information, contact Emergency Management at uhdcovid19@uhd.edu.


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.