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Employee COVID-19 Testing

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U'K's partner Wild Health offers free drive-through and walk-up testing at two locations: near Kroger Field at 1505 College Way and at Eastern State Hospital at 1350 Bull Lea Road. Testing at these sites are available 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., seven days a week.

You may schedule a test through Wild Health here.

Completing a COVID-19 test is not required for returning to on-site work, at the recommendation of our team of clinical and research leaders at UK. In addition to free testing sites available throughout the state, Wild Health testing will be a new option.

UK HealthCare will continue its employee testing that has been in place since the beginning of the COVID-19 response in March.

If you are not feeling well, it is important to stay home and consult with your health care provider, as you would with any health concern. 

Main Campus Employee Testing Frequently Asked Questions

Are employees required to get tested?

Employees are not required to get tested; however, testing is available for on-site faculty and staff, regardless of how frequently they will work on site. UK HealthCare will continue its employee testing that has been in place since the beginning of the COVID-19 response in March.

Where do I get tested?

UK's partner Wild Health offers free drive-through and walk-up testing at two locations: near Kroger Field at 1505 College Way and at Eastern State Hospital at 1350 Bull Lea Road. These testing sites are open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., seven days a week.

When should I get tested?

While testing is not required for employees, we urge you to get a test if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or if you have traveled to an area with significant community spread of the virus.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, do not come to campus for this test. Instead, you should immediately contact your health care provider. 

When is testing available?

UK's partner Wild Health offers free drive-through testing at two locations: near Kroger Field at 1505 College Way and at Eastern State Hospital at 1350 Bull Lea Road. Testing at these sites will be available from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., seven days a week.

How do I schedule my test?

Is employee testing free?

Employee testing at these locations will be free, regardless of health insurance. 

What is my invitation code?

Your invitation code is your 8-digit UK ID number. 

What should I do if I am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, do not come to campus for this test. Instead, you should immediately contact your health care provider. 

What should I do if I live outside of Lexington?

Campus employees who live outside of Lexington may utilize this on-campus option for testing. In addition, free testing is available at sites across the state.

What should I do if I don't have a car?

Testing near Kroger Field at 1505 College Way and at Eastern State Hospital at 1350 Bull Lea Road is available for walk-up testing. The testing location at Eastern State Hospital is available by LexTran bus route.

However, if you are not feeling well or you have symptoms, it is important to stay home and consult with your health care provider.