COVID-19 Testing: Hours of Operation
Western's College Hall Testing Facility is open 9:00am - 3:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
College Hall Testing is closed Wednesday.
How Do I Schedule My COVID Test?
COVID testing appointments at College Hall are available on a day-by-day basis. All appointment slots for the next day will become available beginning at 9pm the night before.
If you wish to get a COVID test at College Hall, make sure to act fast! These appointments slots can fill quickly. If you can’t find a testing appointment for the day you want, check your MyWesternHealth patient portal throughout the day for last minute cancellations. If there are no openings, check again at 9pm for the next day’s availability.
If you have urgent concerns about COVID tests, please send a secure message to the Student Health Center team in your MyWesternHealth patient portal. During normal business house, you can also call us and ask to speak to a nurse.
If I Have Symptoms
Western students who are experiencing mild COVID-like symptoms such as congestion/runny nose or sore throat can obtain a COVID-19 test at the College Hall COVID Testing Facility.
Students experiencing more significant symptoms (cough, fever, loss of taste/smell) should not obtain a COVID test at the College Hall Testing Facility. Instead, please call the Student Health Center during business hours at 360-650-3400 and ask to speak to a nurse. You can also send a secure message via MyWesternHealth.
If I Am A Close Contact and Don't Have Symptoms
Any student, regardless of vaccination status, who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19, should obtain a COVID test at the College Hall Testing Facility 5 days after the exposure. Click here for more details
Surveillance Testing for Students on COVID Vaccine Waivers
If COVID transmission rates are "High" as defined by the local health department, Western’s Student Health Center will be performing weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing using rapid antigen tests for any student on an approved COVID Vaccine Waiver who also has a regular on-campus presence.
Appointments for surveillance COVID-19 testing are required.
Make your appointment – login into MyWesternHealth.wwu.edu and click on “Appointments” to book your appointment for a test. On the day of your appointment, you will have a QR code available to you on your home screen. This will act as your “boarding pass” for testing. Note: appointment times are not exact. Be prepared to wait in line.
Arrive at the testing facility at your testing time. Please make sure to wear your mask and follow good social distancing. Have your QR code ready to present to the nurse.
Get your test!
You will get your results in a secure message from your MyWesternHealth patient portal. Results of antigen tests will be available in 2-4 hours. If a confirmatory PCR test is needed, these results will be back in 24-48 hours and will be available to you in your patient portal.
Surveillance testing is free to all eligible students with an on-campus presence regardless of insurance.
If You've Tested Positive Outside the Student Health Center
If you have received a positive COVID-19 result from a home test or an outside provider/lab, please send us a secure message with your result attached in MyWesternHealth.
This information allows our clinical team to offer our support and services to help those through their care and recovery. It will also help us be aware of the number of positive cases so we can plan our services and resources to support the campus community.