COVID-19 Testing

Testing is required of the residential community and athletes to re-enter campus in Spring 2021. If you have tested at a community site, please upload results to MyHealth patient portal. If unable to access the portal, you may email negative results for residence hall and class clearance and university reporting to

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USC Upstate On-Campus Testing Clinics

Symptomatic Same-Day Testing

If you are symptomatic, same-day testing is available at Health Services' drive-up site at 995 University Way. Call (864) 503-5191 for telemedicine evaluation and testing appointment when indicated.

On-Campus Screening Clinics

Screening clinics are for well individuals with no known exposure to COVID-19. If you have known exposure or symptoms, please call Health Services at (864) 503-5191 for an individual drive up appointment. No appointment needed for screening clinics.

Dates: as listed below

Time: 10 a.m. -  2 p.m.

Location: Health Education Complex (HEC)
300 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Spartan Recreation Center, 2nd Floor

Test type: Self-collected nasal PCR test

Cost: Free

Results within 48 hours. 
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Clinic Dates

Wednesday, January 6

Monday, February 1* - COVID antibody testing clinic, by appointment only. No walk-ins. Limited slots available, please register here.

Monday, February 15

Monday, March 1

Monday, March 15

Monday, March 29

Monday, April 12

Monday, April 26

Monday May 10th

Routine Screening

Routine Screening

Why: Indoor dining, church attendance, and social gatherings are common sources of infection. If you do these things, routine testing is for you. 

When: DHEC recommends all South Carolinians test once per month if you are out and about in the community around others.


  • USC Upstate self-collect screening clinics at Spartan Recreation Center will occur routinely. Dates will be announced monthly. If results not received via email within 2-3 days from, email
  • Spartanburg community drive up clinic available through Spartanburg Regional Hospital System Monday – Friday, 9-4 pm at 1095 N. Church Street. If results not received via email within 2-3 days, email
Exposure Testing

Exposure Testing

Why: You have been around someone with COVID-19 right before or during their time of illness, even if you wore a mask. If you are a close contact (< 6 feet for more than 15 minutes), you need to quarantine.

When: You can test 7 days after last exposure, or sooner if it is a family member, friend or roommate you see often or daily. You should not wait for a scheduled Upstate screening clinic to test.

Where: Drive up clinics only if you were in close contact with a specific person who tested positive. Do not attend the indoor Upstate screening clinic if you are in quarantine.

Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic Testing

Why: You have symptoms that are classic or may be COVID-19. Loss of smell or taste is common and specific to COVID-19. If this occurs isolate and test immediately, DO NOT go to work, class, or enter any public building. If you any other flu-like symptoms you should also stay home, test, and call Health Services. 

When: Test the same day and stay home if you experience:

  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Fever or chills
  • Fatigue, muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

Where: Drive up clinics listed below. Do not attend the indoor Upstate screening clinic if you are have the above symptoms, or think you have COVID-19.

Spartanburg COVID-19 Drive Up Clinics

  • Spartanburg Regional Hospital: 1095 N. Church Street (weekdays, no appointment required)
  • USC Upstate Health Services: 995 University Way (weekdays, by appointment)
  • CVS Minute Clinics: (open weekends, by appointment)
  • AFC Urgent Care: (open weekends, by appointment)

SCDHEC provides a complete listing of South Carolina testing sites.