Curative COVID-19 On-Campus Kiosk
Holiday Update: Testing on the San Marcos Campus is available as of Jan. 4, 2021.
Texas State University has partnered with the Texas Division of Emergency Management and Curative Inc. to bring free COVID-19 testing to our campus community. The PCR test is collected with an oral swab and results are provided in less than 48 hours. All Texas State faculty, staff and students are eligible for the testing but it is not recommended for those who have had a positive test within the last 90 days.
Know Respect. Show Respect - GET THE TEST! COVID-19 can spread silently because up to 40% of infected persons do not know they are infected. If we want to protect our friends, family and community—it is important to get tested. If we want to keep COVID-19 from spreading on our campus—it is important to get tested.
The Curative Testing Kiosk is located on the plaza between Flowers Hall and the Evans Liberal Arts building. Testing will be available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please register for the free test by visiting Curative Appointment Website (This link works best in Safari, Chrome or Firefox). Be sure to click on "All TXST Students, Faculty, and Staff Testing Kiosk at Flowers Hall" when selecting the testing location. You may choose a date and time. Bring a Texas State University ID to check-in for your test. On-site registration will also be available. The testing is fast, easy and painless.
The Curative On-Campus Testing Kiosk is located on the plaza between Flowers Hall and the Evans Liberal Arts building.
Review the map below to see the location in relation to other buildings.
The Curative Inc. On-Campus Testing Kiosk is available for all current Texas State University students, faculty and staff. Once you schedule an appointment and arrive at the kiosk, you will be asked to present your Texas State University ID.
NOTE: It is not recommended for those who have had a positive test within the last 90 days.
To receive a test at the Curative Inc. On-Campus Testing Kiosk Texas State University students, faculty and staff can schedule an appointment. Registration for a testing time window can be found at Curative Appointment Website (This link works best in Safari Chrome or Firefox). Be sure to click on "All TXST Students, Faculty, and Staff Testing Kiosk at Flowers Hall" when selecting the testing location.
If you are on campus and decide you would like to be tested, onsite registration (walk-ups) is available. Visit the registration staff with the tablets to sign up.
The Curative Inc. On-Campus Testing Kiosk offers a self-administered PCR test to determine an active COVID-19 infection. The self-administered test is collected using an oral swab.
This test is also referred as a saliva/oral fluid test.
There is no cost for individuals being tested.
Tests are available for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients at both the Curative Inc. On-Campus Testing Kiosk and the Student Health Center. Please note that symptoms may be due to influenza or other respiratory illnesses. If you are experiencing symptoms, it is recommended that you consider making an appointment with a medical provider. Appointment at the Student Health Center can be scheduled by calling 512.245.2161.
First, register online to get a testing time window. You will then receive a link for a video educating you on the collection process. Then, check in at the kiosk located between Flowers Hall and Evans Liberal Arts Building during your testing window. At the testing site, you will be placed in a testing line to be tested. You will be asked to cough (with your mask on) in a "coughing area," then walk up to the kiosk to receive the mouth swab and instructed to swab your own mouth.
Registering by Walk-Up:
You can walk-up to the testing location located between Flowers Hall and Evans Liberal Arts building and meet with a registration staff member. They will instruct you to complete a form online to receive a time slot. You will then receive a link for a video educating you on the collection process. If there is a time slot available at that moment, you will be added to the testing line. If you are scheduled for later time, the staff will offer to add you to a text alert service to notify you when you can return to the area. This allows for social distancing to be maintained. Once at the testing site during your time slot, you will be placed in a testing line to be tested. You will be asked to cough (with your mask on) in a "coughing area," then walk up to the kiosk to receive the mouth swab and instructed to swab your own mouth.
Yes, Curative’s test is authorized under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The test is NOT authorized for at home sample collection.
To view the EUA Summary, visit https://www.fda.gov/media/137089/download.
- Cough deeply 3-5 times
- Swab for 20 seconds:
- Inside of each cheek
- Upper and lower gums
- Underneath and top of tongue
- Roof of mouth
- Ensure the swab has not been touched, dropped, or contaminated in any way
- Place the cap on the tube securely and making sure the swab tip is facing downward in the liquid
- Return the bag the securely sealed so the tube doesn’t fall out
Patients cannot eat, drink, chew gum or smoke in the 20 minutes leading up to their test. If they have, they will be asked to wait 20 minutes before collecting a sample.
There is not a minimum or maximum age limit. For this testing site, any current Texas State University student, faculty and staff member can be tested.
All tests are processed at a CLIA-certified lab in Austin, Texas.
Emails will be sent to each patient with their result (whether negative, positive, or indeterminate). All positive results will be reported to the local public health department. Email communications will include local resources, including information on the Bobcat Trace Contact Tracing System.
You will be asked to isolate. Follow instructions from your notification and local public health department.
Please log into the Bobcat Trace Contact Tracing System and report your positive test. You will receive detailed instructions on how long to isolate and a letter you can share with your instructors / supervisors. A contact tracer will call to discuss your activities prior to your positive test and any symptoms to help determine the duration of your isolation. They will also help you determine any close contacts (Anyone that was within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more while you were contagious), so they can be informed and instructed to quarantine and test. If you live in university housing (a residence hall or Bobcat Village), you will be contacted by the Department of Housing and Residential Life staff to arrange temporary relocation to an on-campus isolation or quarantine space.
Download the current Student Health Center COVID-19 Isolation Resource document to help you during your isolation period, it includes:
- 14-Day Symptom & Temperature Log
- Instructions for Living with Someone Who Has COVID-19 (Presumed or Confirmed) Illness
- Instructions for Home Care with COVID-19 (Presumed or Confirmed) Illness
- Mental Health Support During Isolation/Quarantine
- Texas State Community COVID-19 Resources
An "Indeterminate" result means that a test was performed two times, but there wasn’t enough human material to generate a conclusive result. This is most often caused by patients not coughing before swabbing their mouth or by not swabbing their mouth long enough. If the swab dropped on the floor or scrapped another surface, that could contaminate results as well. Between 1-3% of test results are indeterminate