Free, Fast COVID-19 Tests Offered at UW-W to Anyone 5 Years or Older

Editor’s note: The following information was provided by UW-Whitewater.

Free, fast COVID-19 tests available to anyone 5 years or older

To receive a rapid-results test – available in about 15 minutes – register first at or call 1-800-635-8611. Those who test positive through the rapid-results test are urged to get a confirmatory PCR test. Banner notes: 1) The test is self-administered with a nasal swab. It is only slightly uncomfortable. 2) The PCR test is also available at the UW-W testing site, and those with symptoms are encouraged to return for that test even if their rapid test is negative. It takes several days to get the result for the PCR test.

Individuals do not have to be experiencing symptoms or be a close contact of someone with COVID-19 to get a test, nor do they need to live in the community where the testing site is located.

Whitewater campus

Williams Center, 907 Schwager Drive, second floor, adjacent to Sideline Café
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
Free parking is available in lot 11

Rock County campus

Lower Level of Allen Hall, Rooms AH16 and AH17
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays

(No testing available Monday, Sept. 6, Labor Day)

Additional sites

Community members who wish to get tested can also consult the COVID-19 Community Testing Site page on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website. That page currently lists testing sites across the state, including those in Walworth, Jefferson and Rock counties.

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