Updated: August 29, 2022

What: Onsite testing is available on the Pittsburgh campus. 

Where: O’Hara Student Center, first floor dining room.

When: Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Who: All Pitt affiliates are welcome to use this testing site. This includes asymptomatic students, faculty and staff. Symptomatic testing for employees only. Symptomatic employees should also call MyHealth@Work

Why: This is offered as a convenience to the Pitt community. Please note: tests taken at least 5 days after a potential COVID-19 exposure are likely to be the most accurate.

How: This is an unobserved, self-swab test.


Onsite testing can help close contacts get tested within an appropriate time window. Current turnaround time for COVID-19 test results is 24-48 hours.

If you are an unvaccinated close contact, you should be quarantining while awaiting test results. Someone in quarantine stays in their home, place of residence or other designated facility since it is possible to be contagious, even before someone develops symptoms. 

Remember that testing is a useful tool for identifying asymptomatic positive cases. Testing can also create a dangerous false sense of security. A negative test is not a clearance to change your behavior or stop mitigating.