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Community Antigen Testing

Asymptomatic testing available to all

Thanks to a unique partnership between UW System and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Eau Claire is continuing to offer free antigen testing to asymptomatic members of the Eau Claire community (age 5 and older). 

By using painless nasal swabs, we can identify people who may not know they are positive and quickly get them quarantined so they don’t spread the virus. Everyone is encouraged to register online to be tested as soon as possible and to continue asymptomatic testing as often as desired. The test is painless, easy and will help us keep everyone safer. 

Testing sites and times

Last updated Jan. 20, 2022

Eau Claire Campus: Hilltop Lounge

Location

Hilltop Lounge: 15 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Testing dates and times
Registration

Registration is required. Please sign up for an appointment here: UWEC.vivi.healthcare (select "Community or UW Subcontractor" button).

Register for community antigen testing

Test results

Visit portal.uwec.vivi.healthcare to view your antigen/PCR test results. 

Appointment details
COVID Testing and Vaccine Parking Sign. Sign says: 30-Minute COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Parking. Monday-Friday. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Parking information
COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Parking Map

Barron Campus: Student Center

Community testing is no longer available as of April 27th, 2022.


UWEC student, faculty and staff testing

If you are a UWEC student, faculty or staff member, click here for antigen and COVID-19 testing information

Understanding your rapid antigen test results

To best understand what your rapid antigen test results mean, you must first determine if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.  

These include: 

If you have:

If you do not have symptoms, and your rapid antigen test result is negative:

You most likely do not have COVID-19 at this time. This test did not detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, when your specimen was collected.

However, you still may be an asymptomatic carrier or acquire the virus later. If you are a close contact of someone with COVID, you need to complete your quarantine. If you are not in quarantine, continue physical distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands frequently.

If you have symptoms, and your rapid antigen test result is negative:

You may still be infected with SARS-CoV-2. Get a confirmatory test today. PCR testing is located in the Alumni Room 350 Davies. Results may take up to four days.

While waiting for these results, isolate at home, monitor symptoms and stay in touch with your doctor. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately. Isolation means that you do not go to work, school or public areas; remain in a separate room in your home and use a separate bathroom if possible; don’t share personal items; and follow all standard safety protocols.

If you do not have symptoms, and your rapid antigen test result is positive:

Get a confirmatory test today. Results may take up to four days.

While waiting for these results, isolate at home, monitor symptoms and stay in touch with your doctor. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately. Isolation means that you do not go to work, school or public areas; remain in a separate room in your home and use a separate bathroom if possible; don’t share personal items; and follow all standard safety protocols.

You have symptoms, and your rapid antigen test result is positive:

You are infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. You should isolate at home except to get medical care if your symptoms worsen.

Stay in touch with your doctor and monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately. Isolation means that you do not go to work, school or public areas; remain in a separate room in your home and use a separate bathroom if possible; don’t share personal items; and follow all standard safety protocols.

Your rapid antigen test result is indeterminate:

There was an error with your test, and we need to repeat it. Please get retested.

Questions?

If you have any questions, be sure to follow up with your health care provider. You may also contact Wisconsin Health Connect at wihealthconnect.com and receive a call back from a nurse within 24 hours.