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COVID-19 Testing for Pullman Students

Students who have symptoms or were likely exposed to COVID-19? 


  • Appointment required in advance. Please call 509-335-3575 to schedule.
  • Current Pullman students only.

We want to keep you safe, which is why where you get tested depends on whether or not you have symptoms or have had known exposure to COVID-19. See the table below. For all testing locations:

  • Please bring your CougarCard.
  • Follow state and local health mandates upon your visit, including the use of face coverings.
  • Results will be posted in your Patient Portal.

Screening Testing

WSU is no longer offering screening testing for travel certification or other reasons. CHS will provide diagnostic testing for students with symptoms that may indicate a possible infection with COVID-19, or who have had a known exposure to somebody who is positive for the virus.

What you need to know about your COVID-19 test from Cougar Health Services.


You should contact 911 immediately for any medical emergency.

Will I be charged for the COVID-19 test? We will work with our testing partners to apply any medical insurance coverage you may have in place, but WSU will ensure that you will not have any out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing done at CHS.

If experiencing symptoms, current WSU students should make an appointment to test at Cougar Health Services (CHS). You can also schedule an appointment if you had known contact with COVID-19. Call 509-335-3575 to schedule.

The test for COVID-19 uses a nasal swab. A health care worker will ask you to place a swab in your nose, which may cause brief irritation such as redness, pain or discomfort, sneezing, runny nose, or other reactions. The process is generally safe. If you have a medical or mental health condition that impacts your ability to safely receive a nasal swab, or it’s something you want CHS to know before testing, please call us to make other testing arrangements.

Your test result will go to Cougar Health and will be sent to you through the CHS electronic portal. Watch for an email from CHS in 24-72 hours telling you to check the portal for your results.

If your test result is positive, a public health worker will call to discuss how long you need to stay home and away from others, and to identify who else could have contracted COVID-19. All test results and health information will remain confidential in accordance with the law.

If your test result is negative, and you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, stay home and away from others for 14 days after your last contact with that person.

You may have follow-up medical care with Cougar Health Services or another provider of your choice. It is recommended you obtain follow-up care for any symptoms. CHS can provide you with medical resources and direct you to available WSU support services you may need while you are in mandatory self-isolation or self-quarantine.

The following link from the CDC will give more details on what to do while you wait for your test results: 3 Key Steps to Take While Waiting for Your COVID-19 Test Result

Additional resources found at Whitman County Public Health