Symptomatic Student Testing Available for BUMC Students

Plan for Symptomatic Student Testing for All BUMC Students (MD, GMS, Dental, SPH)

Effective immediately, Boston Medical Center is providing on-campus testing thru its Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) Clinic for BU Medical Campus students who have symptoms and are advised by BU Healthway, BU’s SHS portal to its COVID-19 community health services, to get COVID testing.

Where: Influenza Like Illness (ILI) Clinic, Crosstown Building, First FloorWhen: 8:30 a.m.-Noon Mondays-Fridays (hours may be extended during flu season)

Process: A student experiencing symptoms and either contacts BU Healthway or has a positive symptom screen and is contacted by BU Healthway and advised to seek testing should:

  1. Go to the ILI Clinic, which sees walk-ins only; no appointments or referrals needed. Please do not call the ILI Clinic.
  2. Provide their insurance information. Health insurance will be billed.
  3. Results will be available only to the student via MyChart, usually within 6-12 hours. The student also will receive a phone call from the ILI Clinic with results within two days. (Note: Students are encouraged to sign up for MyChart in order to receive their results more quickly.)
  4. It is the student’s responsibility to inform BU Healthway of their test result.
  5. Recommendations for quarantine, return to class/clinical rotations will come from BU Healthway, not the ILI Clinic providers, as policies differ. It is the student’s responsibility to follow the BU Healthway guidance and instructions.