Members of the App State community who are concerned about symptoms they might be experiencing can contact Student Health Service at 828-262-3100 or AppHealthCare at 828-264-4995.
COVID-19 testing requires pre-screening and an appointment. Please do not show up at a health care provider location without calling in advance.
This will help your provider prepare should you need to be tested and lessen the potential exposure to others. AppHealthCare will serve anyone, regardless of their ability to pay. As is our usual day-to-day practice, a patient will not be turned away due to inability to pay.
App State faculty and staff can be tested at any of the AppHealthCare clinic locations. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. To schedule an appointment, call (828) 264-4995. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and many primary care providers also offer testing.
Students who are concerned about symptoms should call Student Health Services at 828-262-3100 and ask to speak with a nurse.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services offers two additional tools to help you determine whether you should be tested and find testing sites:
As of June 30, 2020, the CDC does not recommend entry testing of all returning students, faculty and staff at Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) because to date it is unknown whether entry testing on a broad scale would reduce transmission of the virus more than the use of other infection control measures (e.g., adequate social distancing, correct use of cloth face covering, frequent hand washing, enhanced cleaning and disinfection).
The CDC does state, “in areas with moderate to substantial community transmission where resources allow, local health officials and IHEs may consider testing some or all asymptomatic students, faculty, and staff who have no known exposure (e.g., students in congregate housing such as residence halls) to identify outbreaks and inform control measures.” App State is exploring what measures may be feasible in this regard, and will continue communications to campus as decisions are made.