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COVID-19 Screening Program

The University’s non-invasive, saliva-based screening program is available to members of the campus community who may have COVID-19 symptoms, known COVID-19 exposure, or related to travel requirements.


Screenings are non-invasive and saliva-based


Walk-In Site:
Vocational Arts Building

Tuesdays 10-2
Wednesdays 10-2
Thursdays 10-2


Walk-In Site:
Meridian Campus

Monday - Thursday 7:30 - 4

No appointment necessary

Idaho Falls

Walk-In Site:

Wednesday 7:30 - 4

No appointment necessary




Scheduling Your Screening

You will select a date and time to visit an on-campus screening location to provide a saliva sample.

  1. Select a date, time, and location that works with your schedule.
  2. At your scheduled time, visit the on-campus screening location to provide a saliva sample. The process should take less than 10 minutes.
  3. You may immediately return to your on-campus activities.


What is the difference between a COVID-19 screen and test?



Idaho State’s screening program is for people who have no symptoms and no known COVID-19 exposure. This is done to identify individuals who may be asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers, so we can take precautions to limit the spread to others.

Screeng vs. testing



COVID-19 testing is designed for those who are symptomatic or have a known exposure to COVID-19. If you fall in this category, call the University Health Center at (208) 282-2330 for testing information AND fill out the online self-report form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional FAQs will be developed and posted in the coming weeks. If you have a question related to your specific situation, send an email to or call (208) 282-2705.


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Who do I contact if I am having trouble logging into the system to schedule my appointment?

What are the hours for the screening location?

What is the difference between the screening program and COVID-19 testing?

What if I get a positive result? Can I be retested to make sure it is accurate?

Is there a cost associated with getting screened?

Who will receive my results?

How long will it take to get my results back?

How accurate is the COVID-19 screening?

My COVID-19 screening results are positive. What do I do?

What safety measures are at the screening sites?

I am a faculty member. Will I be made aware of the results of my "in-seat" students? Will I be told if one of my students refuses to participate in the screening program?

Will my health information be protected? Who will receive the results?

Can I schedule to take my COVID-19 screening during work hours?