COVID-19 On-Campus Testing
Texas State University has partnered with the Texas Division of Emergency Management 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.
There are two testing locations available, one on the San Marcos campus and one on the Round Rock campus.
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. - 5 p.m. Register for the free test by visiting the 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.
The Round Rock Campus new testing site is located on the North Campus parking lot next to the pond by the Avery building. This site provides walk-up and drive-through testing. Testing is available Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and on every second Saturday of the month. Pre-registration recommended, but is not required. To register, visit TXST-RR COVID-19 Testing, select “new patient” and enter TDEMTXUN. Bring your TXST ID card to the testing site for check-in. (Note: Select “Client Bill” instead of insurance information to complete the pre-registration process. Your insurance will not be billed.)
- Additional Testing Sites:
- Williamson County & Cities Health District (WCCHD) Kiosk, 211 Commerce BLVD, Round Rock, TX 78664: To register for a test, visit the Curative Appointment webpage
- 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
The Curative Testing Kiosk is located on the plaza between Flowers Hall and the Evans Liberal Arts building.
The Round Rock Campus testing site is located in the North Campus parking lot, near the pond by the Avery building.
The on-campus testing sites at both the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses 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.
Registering Online for the San Marcos locations:
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. You will be asked to cough deeply 3-5 times (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. Swab inside of each cheek, upper and lower gums, underneath and top of tongue, and roof of mouth for 20 seconds. 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 specimen with tube solution. Place the tube in the biohazard bag and seal the top. Return the bag to the Curative worker.
Registering by Walk-Up at the Round Rock Location:
Starting on February 1st, testing will be available Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and on every second Saturday of the month. Pre-registration recommended, but is not required. Register in the patient portal as a “new patient” using TDEMTXUN. Bring your TXST ID card to the testing site for check-in. (Note: Select “Client Bill” instead of insurance information to complete the pre-registration process. Your insurance will not be billed.)
To receive a Curative test on the San Marcos Campus, Texas State University students, faculty and staff can schedule an appointment on the Curative Appointment website (This link works best in Safari Chrome or Firefox). For the kiosk, choose "All TXST Students, Faculty, and Staff Testing Kiosk at Flowers Hall" when selecting the testing location.
Starting February 1st: To receive a COVID-19 test on the Round Rock Campus, Texas State University students, faculty and staff can walk-up or drive-up to schedule an appointment at the testing site, the North Campus parking lot. Testing will be available Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and on Saturdays once per month from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Pre-registration recommended, but is not required. Register in the patient portal as a “new patient” using TDEMTXUN. Bring your TXST ID card to the testing site for check-in. (Note: Select “Client Bill” instead of insurance information to complete the pre-registration process. Your insurance will not be billed.)
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.
For more information on the specific test type, visit the Accelerated Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Summary for the Curative SARS-COV-2 Assay (KorvaLabs Inc. Clinical Laboratory) on the FDA's webpage (https://www.fda.gov/media/137089/download).
There is no cost for individuals being tested.
Tests are available for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients at all of the testing sites.
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.
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