COVID-19 Testing Policy and Resources

Until further notice

Appointments required, no walk-ins for on-campus testing through Curative

Curative, operator of UTA's College Park District and University Center COVID-19 testing sites, is operating at a limited capacity as they work to resolve technical difficulties and respond to increased demand. Appointments are required at both on-campus testing sites until Curative is operating at full capacity again. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated at this time, so please make an appointment in advance. Students with COVID-19 symptoms can contact UTA Health Services at 817-272-2771 for consultation and testing.

Find and Schedule a COVID-19 Test

All UTA employees and students can receive COVID-19 tests on campus through a partnership with Curative. Supported by funding from the Texas Division of Emergency Management, these on-campus testing services are free, regardless of insurance status. The PCR tests administered through this service meet diagnostic requirements for returning to school and work and clearance for travel and medical procedures.

Curative will be administering tests seven days a week at two locations on the UTA campus. Each site delivers results in 1-2 days.

Location No. 1: Carlisle Suite (2nd floor) in the University Center

  • Established to support the required testing protocol, this site is recommended for employees and students without COVID-19 symptoms seeking proactive testing or required testing. This location is exclusively for UTA employees and students.
  • Appointments are required. Secure your appointment.

Location No. 2: Curative Testing Center at 435 Spaniolo Drive in the College Park District

  • This location is primarily for symptomatic or exposed students, faculty and staff, or their immediate family.
  • Appointments are required. They can be made through UTA’s portal on Curative’s website.



The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the State of Texas, Tarrant County and the City of Arlington have opened a temporary drive-thru COVID-19 test site near Choctaw Stadium. The site will be open Jan. 19 to Feb. 8.

Testing is free and open to all ages. No insurance information will be collected. The test is a self-collected shallow nasal swab test. Individuals will swab the inside of their nose with direction from on-site staff. Parents or legal guardians will need to swab small children. Anyone under 18 years of age will need a parent or guardian to register them online and their consent to receive testing.

Results for tests collected at this site will be available between 24-36 hours.

When: The testing site is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Tuesday, Feb. 8

Where: Texas Rangers’ Sienna Lot M at 1205 Pennant Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011. The testing site can only be accessed by entering southbound on AT&T Way.

How: To register, visit ineedacovid19test.com and then select Texas and then Choctaw Stadium, Parking Lot M, 1205 Pennant Drive, Arlington.

  • Each individual seeking a test is asked to pre-register online to provide contact information for results and to select an appointment time slot. Multiple people in the same vehicle can receive a test during the same time slot.
  • A QR code will be provided for each person receiving a test and must be shown at the test site as appointment confirmation.
  • On-site registration is possible, but pre-registration is highly recommended to reduce waiting times.

Additional information is available through the City of Arlington.


Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests at COVIDtests.gov. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

At-home COVID‑19 test kits and antiviral medications are covered for members of the UT Select and UT Connect prescription drug programs.

Please note: At-home tests may not meet the viral COVID-19 test criteria necessary to fulfill UTA testing requirements, but they are a good resource to have on hand to make decisions for the health and safety of people around you.

UTA Health Services offers free COVID-19 testing for students experiencing symptoms consistent with the virus. Students seeking proactive testing or testing for reporting purposes should utilize one of the Curative testing sites.

Students coming to Health Services with COVID-19-related concerns will meet with a health care provider. The provider will determine if testing is necessary.

Students with COVID-19 symptoms should call 817-272-2771 to schedule a consultation with a health center medical provider. In the event of a medical emergency, call 911 and inform the dispatcher of COVID-19 concerns.

COVID-19 testing with an in-network provider is at no cost for those with UT Select and UT Connect coverage. Find locations for COVID-19 testing sites.

Covered employees should contact Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) for assistance with finding a testing site. A BCBSTX representative will be happy to help with choosing an in-network provider with the best location for individual needs.

The BCBSTX numbers are:
UT Select (866) 882-2034
UT Connect (888) 399-8889

You may also contact benefits@uta.edu or call (817) 272-5554 for if you have further questions.

Required COVID-19 Testing: Jan. 3-Feb.4, 2022

Regardless of vaccination status, all students and employees coming to campus in any capacity for the spring 2022 semester must provide proof of a viral COVID-19 test by Feb. 4, 2022. Tests taken before Jan. 3, 2022 will not be accepted. If you have any questions, contact covidtesting@uta.edu.

UTA has a number of on-campus testing options that meet the required criteria and are free. Results received from an on-campus testing option will automatically be reported to the University with no further action required on your part. UTA’s COVID-19 testing resources are always available to you should you need or want a test, not only when you are completing a UTA testing requirement.

Results from off-campus testing sites will be accepted, though you will not be reimbursed for costs. Test results from an off-campus testing site will be uploaded to the COVID-19 Self Report portal in MyMav. If you have trouble finding or using the portal, contact the OIT Help Desk.

Remember, if you test positive, please follow the CDC’s isolation protocols and submit the Personal Diagnosis Form.

COVID-19 Self Report Portal

Use the COVID-19 Self Report Portal in MyMav to upload your COVID-19 test results from off-campus testing sites.

Access the Portal

Required COVID-19 Testing Policy FAQs

Regardless of vaccination status, all students and employees coming to campus in any capacity for the spring 2022 semester must be tested for COVID-19 between Jan. 3 and Feb. 4, 2022.

Read the testing FAQs

Daily Self-Monitoring Checklist

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms that are new, worsening or occurring in a way that is not normal for any chronic conditions you may have, please remain or return home.

Download the Checklist