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 covid@uscupstate.edu.

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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

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.

Where:

  • 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 myhealth@mailbox.sc.edu, email mbucher@uscupstate.edu.
  • 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 results@luxorscientific.org.
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.