Updated June 21, 2022
Changes coming this summer
To ensure that the Testing Program remains convenient and sustainable, new testing processes will be implemented this summer that will largely eliminate the need for on-campus test sites. Testing will continue to be widely available. A new testing process for:
- Yale Health
- Spouses and dependents will go into effect June 28 and will be communicated to that group.
- Retirees covered by Aetna Medicare will go into effect June 28 and will be communicated to that group.
- Yale faculty, staff and students will begin August 8. Details will be shared in upcoming communications and posted on this page.
Free testing is available to all faculty, staff, and students regardless of insurance. Family members who live in residential colleges and are members of Yale Health are also eligible. All asymptomatic and symptomatic testing is self-scheduled. For the latest testing requirements, please visit our Health Guidelines page.
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Members of the Yale community with a testing requirement, including those with an approved exemption, must be tested through the Yale COVID-19 Testing Program at one of the locations listed on this page. Outside test results will not be accepted as proof of screening.
Yale Health Dependents
You may schedule an appointment for your dependent if you are a Yale employee with Yale Health insurance and the dependent has a MyChart account (or you have a MyChart proxy for your minor child under age 18).
The Yale COVID-19 Testing program is committed to ensuring an accessible environment for everyone, including individuals with disabilities. All sites are wheelchair accessible and service animals are welcome. The COVID-19 tests at the sites are self-administered. If you have any questions, need additional resources, or would like to request reasonable accommodations to conduct your COVID-19 test, please contact Student Accessibility Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-432-2324 or the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (faculty and staff) at email@example.com or 203-432-0849 at least 48 hours before your desired test date.
- 109 Grove St. (Rosenfeld Hall)
- 150 York St.
- West Campus (800 West Campus Drive, room 220)
Preparing for Your Test
The testing process involves a self-administered swab in the front of the nose (not a deep nasal swab) in a specially designed testing booth. The testing process takes less than five minutes.
- Blow your nose before arriving at the test site. This will reduce the likelihood of an invalid test result.
- Read step-by-step instructions for collecting a nasal swab sample.
- Younger children must be accompanied by a parent and possibly an additional adult to assist with obtaining the sample. Test site staff are not allowed to hold children.