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COVID Testing On-Campus

COVID-19 testing is critical in our efforts to keep our campuses healthy and safe. It is currently recommended to test at least every two weeks.

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. All Curative test sites switched from oral swabs to RT-PCR shallow nasal swabs at the beginning of June.

Curative COVID-19 Testing on the San Marcos Campus

The Curative Testing Kiosk is located on the plaza between Flowers Hall and the Evans Liberal Arts building. Testing is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Register for the free test by visiting the Curative Appointment webpage (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.

MD Diagnostic COVID-19 Testing on the San Marcos Campus

NEW: The MD Diagnostic testing site is located at the LBJ STUDENT CENTER next to the bus stop. Testing is available to all Texas State students, faculty, and staff by walk-up Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bring health insurance card, TXST ID and driver’s license (or state ID). MD Diagnostic will bill your insurance or seek reimbursement from the CARES Act for uninsured individuals.

Test Type: Saliva PCR Test QuantiVirus SARS-CoV-2 Test Kit EUA

TXST MD Diagnostic Testing Form (PDF, 979 KB)
It is recommended to complete this form and save for future, or regular, testing at this site. Saving for future use will allow you to print prior to every test.
Updated 09/13/2021
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  • Test Site Location Test Type Cost Additional Information 
    San Marcos Public Library - Kiosk 625 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666 PCR Test Free of charge for uninsured; If Insurance is provided there may be a charges through your insurance provider Curative Site
    San Marcos CISD - Kiosk 1331 SH-123, San Marcos, TX 78666 PCR Test Free of charge for uninsured; If Insurance is provided there may be a charges through your insurance provider Curative Site
    Caldwell County Office of Emergency Management 1403 Blackjack Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644 Rapid Antigen Test

    Free of charge, No Insurance needed

    Hours of Operation: M-F 8 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m.
    CareNow Urgent Care San Marcos 301 North Guadalupe Street Suite 144 San Marcos, TX 78666 Rapid Antigen Test, PCR Test Insurance accepted; some insurance patients may have a balance; self-pay patients may be charged $150 for exam + $100 for lab (unless covered by CARES Act) Hours of Operation:M-F 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 512.960.2545
    Baylor Scot & White - San Marcos 1340 Wonder World Dr Ste 2300, San Marcos, TX 78666 PCR Test Insurance Accepted, Payment plans available Hours of Operation: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 512.654.4900
    MedPost Urgent Care 155 Wonder World Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666 PCR Test Self-pay and insurance accepted (including Medicare and TRICARE) Mon-Sun 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 512.738.8334

    NOTE: This list is current as of the 8/31/2021 and is subject to change; it does not include private physicians or practices that may also offer testing to their patients.


COVID-19 Testing at the Student Health Center - Round Rock

Student Health Center - Round Rock

Students can now schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 test at the Student Health Center – Round Rock. Testing is available Monday, Tuesday, Friday by appointment. Call 512.245.2161 Monday - Friday to schedule an appointment. Testing being done within the clinic will be sent to Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) laboratory analysis. Results will be sent to a patient through their portal.

COVID-19 Testing near the Round Rock Campus

Georgetown Public Library - Trailer - Appointment Required, 707 South Martin Luther King Jr St, Georgetown, TX 78626: To register for a test, visit the Curative Appointment webpage.

Round Rock - Kiosk, 2008 Enterprise Dr., Round Rock, TX 78664: To register for a test, visit the Curative Appointment webpage.


  • On-Campus Testing FAQs

    • San Marcos Testing Locations

      There are currently two testing sites on the San Marcos campus: The Curative Kiosk and MD Diagnostic. The Curative Testing Kiosk is located on the plaza between Flowers Hall and the Evans Liberal Arts building. The MD Diagnostic testing site is located at the rear entrance of the LBJ Student Center near the LBJ Bus Loop.

      Map of University depicting MD Diagnostic Testing to be a the Student Recreation Center and Curative Testing to be between the Evans Liberal Arts building and Flowers Hall Building

      Round Rock Testing Locations

      The Curative Testing Kiosk is located in the Student Health Center - Round Rock clinic. The Round Rock clinic is located in the School of Nursing Building.

      On-Campus Testing is highlighted at the Student Health Center - Round Rock Clinic

    • San Marcos Testing Locations:

      The on-campus testing sites are available for all current Texas State University students, faculty and staff. Once you schedule an appointment and arrive at the site, 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.

      Round Rock Testing Locations:

      The on-campus testing at the Student Health Center - Round Rock is available for all current Texas State University students. 

    • San Marcos Locations:

      Curative Testing Kiosk

      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 site during your testing window. At the testing site, you will be placed in a testing line to be tested. Once you are checked in and receive your testing kit, remove the swab from its packaging being careful to not touch the swab on any surface before or after the sample collection. Hold the swab on its scoreline and gently insert it into one of your nostrils about half an inch until the tip of the swab is no longer visible. Rotate the swab around the walls of the nostril at least three times to ensure saturation. Repeat in your other nostril. You will then uncap the lid of the tube in the kiosk, place the swab in the tube, close the tube and turn it upside down several times to mix the specimen with tube solution. Place the tube in the biohazard bag and seal the top. Return the bag to the Curative worker.

      MD Diagnostic Testing

      Walk-up to the testing site. You will need to complete a registration and consent form upon arrival, you can complete the form and print prior to arriving to the testing site. Once the form is complete, you will receive your testing swab, remove the swab from its packaging being careful to not touch the swab on any surface before and after the sample collection. Collect saliva from the inside of cheeks, gums, and tongue for 15-20 seconds. The staff member will prepare a tube, place the swab in the tube and break the swab at the scoreline. 

      You should not eat, drink, smoke, brush your teeth, rinse your mouth with mouth wash, or chew gum 30 minutes before this test.

      Round Rock Testing Locations:

      Student Health Center - Round Rock

      Current Texas State students can call 512.245.2161 to schedule a telehealth appointment to see a Student Health Center provider. If a provider determines that a COVID-19 test is necessary, an appointment is made to visit the Student Health Center - Round Rock to take a test. Results for the test are typically available 24 – 48 hours after testing. Dates for tests are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

    • San Marcos Testing Locations:

      Curative Testing Kiosk:

      Curative Labs offers Abbott Alinity m SARS-CoV-2 Assay shallow nasal swab tests to determine an active COVID-19 infection. The Abbot Alinity test has received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All Curative test sites switched from oral swabs to shallow nasal swabs at the beginning of June. Patients will continue to receive sample results within 24-48 hours upon receipt at the lab.

      About Curative's shallow nasal swabs: The Abbott Alinity m SARS-CoV-2 Assay is a real-time reverse transcriptase (RT) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in nasal swabs, self-collected at a health care location. Results are for the identification of SARS-CoV-2 RNA. The SARS-CoV-2 RNA is generally detectable in respiratory specimens during the acute phase of infection. This test is only for use under the FDA EUA. For more information about the performance & intended use of the Abbott Alinity m please see the following EUA, patient factsheet, and provider factsheet.

      MD Diagnostic LBJ Testing Site:

      MD Diagnostic offers QuantiVirus SARS-CoV-2 Saliva PCR Tests to determine an active COVID-19 infection. The QuantiVirus SARS-CoV-2 Test Kit EUA has received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

      Round Rock Testing Locations:

      The testing offered at the Student Health Center - Round Rock are the SARS-CoC-2 (COVID-19) by NAAT.

    • San Marcos Testing Locations:

      Curative Testing Kiosk:

      The Curative Testing Kiosk offers the COVID-19 test free to all Texas State Students, Faculty, and Staff. 

      MD Diagnostic LBJ Testing Site:

      The MD Diagnostic testing site allows Texas State Students, Faculty, and Staff to use their health insurance plan and if uninsured, MD Diagnostic Labs will submit a claim to the CARES Act.

    • COVID-19 tests are available for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients at all of the testing sites.

      Please note that symptoms may be due to flu (influenza), cold (viral rhinitis,)or other respiratory illnesses. If you are experiencing symptoms, it is recommended that you consider making an appointment with a medical provider.

    • You should immediately isolate and log into the Bobcat Trace Contact Tracing System to report your positive test. You should do your best to log your 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. You will receive detailed instructions on:

      • How long to isolate and
      • An email you can forward to your instructors / supervisors

      If your permanent residence is in Texas, you will be expected to return to your home to complete your isolation. International, out-of-state and other students that cannot return home for isolation must contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life at 512.245.3705 immediately. If spaces are available, they will assign you temporary housing and assist with meal delivery for your isolation period.

      A contact tracer may 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 additional close contacts, so they can be informed and instructed to quarantine and test.