Texas Tech University

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Students who are not actively experiencing symptoms are encouraged to seek free COVID testing at the following locations:

(Make sure to let the testing site know you are a student.)

Rogers Park Gymnasium: 3300 Auburn

Days of Operation: Monday - Saturday
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Combest Community Health & Wellness Center: 301 40th Street

Days of Operation: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Scheduling COVID-19 Testing

Student Health Services can arrange COVID-19 testing for symptomatic students who meet screening criteria. 

While awaiting a test or test results, please stay isolated at home and do not go to class, work, or public places!

The cost of COVID-19 testing depends on if the student is insured or uninsured. Typically, insurance will cover the cost of the COVID-19 test if the test is ordered by a Student Health Services provider. Uninsured patients can expect to pay a $40 fee to be tested.  

Process Map for COVID-19 Testing 

1. Student contacts SHS and is scheduled for a telemedicine visit with a provider. 

2. Provider consults with patient and orders COVID-19 testing if testing is clinically indicated.

3. While in the telemedicine visit, Provider contacts the Health Sciences Center COVID-19 Testing Drive-thru to schedule when patient needs to arrive at the line to receive testing. The date and time of COVID-19 test is communicated to patient while patient is still in the telemedicine visit. Students without personal transportation will discuss options with their provider.

4. Student drives to the HSC COVID-19 Testing Drive-Thru at the time of their appointment. The HSC drive-thru is located on the north side (facing 4th st.) of the Health Sciences Center, between the newly built University Center and the original Health Sciences Center. Signage clearly marks the entrance of the line. 


5. COVID-19 test results will be communicated to the student by the ordering provider within 24 hours of testing. 

6. COVID-19 testing is billed to insurance for insured patients or billed to the student's Student Business Services account if the student is uninsured. The self-pay cost for COVID-19 testing is $40.

Lubbock Community Options for COVID-19 Testing


COVID-19 Q&A with our Medical Director

Questions about COVID-19?

Contact Student Health Services during normal business hours (M-F, 8-5). 

(806) 743-2848

Contact the Texas Tech Physicians' Nurse on Demand for after-hours support. 

(806) 743-2911

Dean of Students 

Visit DOS Website

(806) 742-2984

If Sick with COVID-19

What to Do If You Are Sick

10 things you can do to manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home

Directory of Important Phone Numbers

UMC Emergency Department

(806) 775-9700

Covenant Emergency Department

(806) 725-0000

Covenant Health System Testing Line

(806) 725-8378

UMC's COVID-19 Hotline

(806) 761-0111

City of Lubbock Health Department

(806) 775-2933

Questions about Convalescent Serum Donation

Vitalant, Vitalant.org

(806) 797-6804

South Plans Blood and Tissue

(210) 731-5514


Student Health Services