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COVID-19 Testing for Pullman Students


All current students should get tested for COVID-19, whether they are experiencing symptoms or not.

Details and procedures for testing sites are listed below.

Cougar Health Services Testing

  • Cost to Student: $0 (free)
  • No appointment needed.
  • Times: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
  • Location: Washington Building on NE Washington St.
    • Parking is limited to regular permitted and pay-to-park locations. Drive up service is not available.
  • Follow state and local health mandates upon your visit, including the use of face coverings.
  • Please bring your CougarCard.
  • Students who would like to speak with a healthcare provider about any potential symptoms may also schedule a telehealth appointment by calling 509-335-3575.

National Guard Testing

Additional schedules and times will be posted as air quality is assessed.

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

*Locations may change to increase availability across the WSU campus and community.

Community Testing Centers

Pullman Regional Hospital

Palouse Medical

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


You should contact 911 immediately for any medical emergency.

There are no costs to you for this test and your insurance will not be billed. Cougar Health Services (CHS) is offering COVID-19 testing to all WSU Pullman students, regardless of whether they have symptoms or a known close contact to a person with COVID.

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