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COVID-19 and SHS

Stay informed and healthy

This page is designed to keep you informed of what to expect at Student Health Service during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many moving parts as we take in the ever-changing information and guidance from local county health officials, but you can find the most up-to-date information on this page as well as COVID test information.

Making an appointment

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering a limited number of options for online web-booking. We are still offering a wide range of services and appointments regarding illness, injuries, mental health, among other concerns. Please contact our staff at 715-836-5360 to schedule an appointment. We are also available by e-mail at shs@uwec.edu

If you feel you are having a medical emergency, please CALL 911. 

Virtual appointments

To ensure the safety of our campus community, we are offering appointments virtually using Microsoft Teams or televisits via phone.  Virtual appointments allow you to have your health care concerns addressed from the comfort of your own home. Some appointments will be needed to be evaluated in the clinic.  Rest assured, Student Health Service is currently following state and national guidelines to ensure your safety during the pandemic.  

Students with COVID-19 or potential COVID-19 symptoms will receive direction from SHS.  

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. SOURCE: CDC

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms or questions, please contact Student Health Service (SHS) at 715-836-5075 or COVIDinfo@uwec.edu

If you are having a medical emergency, CALL 911.

PCR

PCR tests look for the genetic material of the COVID-19 virus. These tests used for diagnostic purposes, meaning these tests are used to detect current and active infections.

Antigen

Antigen testing looks for specific proteins of COVID-19.

Free COVID-19 testing for UWEC students

The Blugold Protocol app will guide you if you are experiencing symptoms and need a test. For all UW-Eau Claire students, COVID-19 testing is free at SHS (by appointment only) if you have:

  • a temp of 100 degrees or higher
  • symptoms related to COVID-19
  • had contact with a person who has tested positive for the virus

Our testing location has changed.  We are now doing testing at Student Health Service.  Please call the clinic at 715-736-5360 to schedule.  

Antigen testing for students without symptoms is currently being completed at the McPhee Center.

Students may also choose to have their personal health care provider conduct the testing. Faculty and staff should contact their health care provider if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. 

All Blugolds (students, faculty and staff) who test positive for COVID-19 should inform SHS, which is working closely with the Eau Claire City-County Health Department.

Additional information on testing

Location

Hours

Making an Appointment

Marshfield Medical Center
1128 Oakridge Dr

Monday-Friday:
9am-5pm

Saturday-Sunday:
9am-1pm

Call 844-342-6276

Mayo Clinic Health System
2712 Stein Blvd

Monday-Friday:
9am-4pm

Saturday:
8am-12pm

Call 715-838-5025

National Guard Test Site
Peace Church
501 E. Filmore Ave

Monday/Friday/Saturday:
2pm-6pm

Register here
Open through 3-10-21

Prevea Eau Claire
617 W. Clairemont Ave

Monday-Friday:
8am-4pm

Saturday-Sunday:
8am-12pm

MyPrevea App

Walgreens

1106 W. Clairemont Ave

Saturday-Sunday:

9am-5pm

https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/category/covid-19

Quarantine

All students, those living on and off campus, may be required to go into quarantine if they have had contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. You must remain in your room in quarantine for a period of 7 to 14 days as directed by Student Health Service or the Eau Claire City-County Health Department, and you should only leave your room for a medical appointment. You must wear a mask if you leave your room for a medical appointment.

Isolation

Isolation is required for students displaying symptoms who are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test. Students in isolation must only leave their room for a medical appointment, and they must wear a mask to go to those appointments. Students who test positive for the virus must remain in isolation and await further guidance from Student Health Service and/or their health care provider.

COVID-19 vaccination information from the CDC

COVID-19 vaccination is currently being scheduled through the Eau Claire City-County Health Department.  To schedule an appointment, click the link below:

Coronavirus and COVID-19 Information Hub - COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments (arcgis.com)

UWEC COVID-19 Vaccine: Myth vs. Fact - YouTube

Student Health Service
Closed
Summer
Monday
  1. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday
  1. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday
  1. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday
  1. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday
  1. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday
  1. CLOSED
Sunday
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Effective from Tuesday, June 1, 2021 until Monday, Aug. 23, 2021
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