For Appointments: (515) 294-5801

COVID-19 Testing

This testing site is only available for Iowa State University students, faculty and staff. Other members of the community can reach out to local providers or Test Iowa which is operating a testing site at 1501 East Lincoln Way

If you would like to be tested for COVID-19, you have two options:

Complete the questionnaire online and then follow the link at the end to schedule your appointment.


Call (515) 294-5801 (option 9) and our team will find convenient time for you. Once that is done, please complete this form prior to coming to your appointment.

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 8AM-4PM
Wednesday: 9AM-4PM
Saturday: CLOSED. If you need a test on Saturday, please call 515-294-5801 to schedule an appointment at Thielen Student Health Center.

Johnny’s at Hilton Coliseum (east side)


There are parking spots near the entrance available for those being tested. Please park on the east side of Hilton Coliseum. No parking passes are needed.

For individuals using CyRide, there will be drop-off-only stops on the Orange and Plum routes. The Orange Route will let off on the south side of CY Stephens and Plum will stop on University Avenue on the southbound leg. Both of these stops will be by request only, so please alert the drivers when you board the bus. If you are symptomatic, please do not use CyRide for your transportation

Please bring your red id card and email confirmation showing completion of the questionnaire with you to the site. The greeters will ask to see these upon entry at Hilton Coliseum. Face coverings are required.


ISU uses the mid-turbinate collection process (X).

What kind of test do you administer?  ISU offers PCR tests and we utilize a nasal mid-turbinate collection method. (See photo to the right)

How do I print off a copy of my results? You can print a copy of you results from the email/text link you received.

I’m traveling back to a certain state and I don’t know their guidelines.  Where can I find that information? The best place to start is each state (or country’s) public health department.

When should I get my test prior to flying home? This will depend on if there are requirement of the area to which you are flying. We encourage you to research the public health requirements of the area to which you are going as well as any airline requirements.