COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines
Please note: you must be physically located in Florida to obtain telehealth services, per professional licensing guidelines.
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If you have any questions about medical services or behavioral health, please do not hesitate to call 727-873-4422. Please also see the Wellness Center Changes to Operations page.
- MASKS MUST BE WORN FOR ALL IN-PERSON VISITS.
- Tele-health will continue to be offered.
- To request accommodations for any Wellness Center services and/or programs, please contact us at 727-873-4422
- If you have questions about your physical health, you can also check out our Self-Help resources. You can find many answers to your questions about health without having to come into the office.
Anyone experiencing COVID-like symptoms (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea) or who believes they have been exposed to a positive case should get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible. This is true whether you have been vaccinated or not as variants have the ability to infect vaccinated persons.
- Anyone with symptoms or who may have been exposed should get tested. Positive test
results will be communicated by the testing site to the Florida Department of Health
(FDOH). Similar to other infectious diseases, FDOH will only contact the university
if they believe we need to take any particular measures to mitigate the spread of
- Students with symptoms or who test positive are encouraged to seek medical attention from Student Health Services (Tampa campus) or the Wellness Center (St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses). Any student testing positive should notify their professors immediately. Faculty are encouraged to accommodate ill students as best they can. Employees testing positive should notify their supervisors immediately. Please contact your HR department to discuss available leave options.
- When faculty members or supervisors are informed of a positive case, they do not need to take further action, such as reporting that information to a central university source. It will already have been shared with the Florida Department of Health at the time of the positive test result.
- Please visit the USF Coronavirus website for updated university-related information.
COVID-19 testing is available for USF faculty, staff, and students:
- ALL TESTING APPOINTMENTS AT THE WELLNESS CENTER MUST BE MADE ONLINE. If you are a student, you will first have a telehealth appointment.
- We will no longer offer free COVID-19 testing as it is covered under most insurance
plans. If you have insurance, we will bill for the costs of administering the test
with no additional cost to you. Everyone will need to provide insurance information.
For uninsured students, price will be given before test collection.
We highly recommend you follow CDC guidelines. If you feel any symptoms coming on, please go to cdc.gov for information on what to do next. For more information on testing, please click here.
The university strongly encourages everyone to be vaccinated and boosed. We offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine and booster appointments can be made online. We will not be offering vaccine clinics. Vaccines/boosters will be available to students, faculty, and staff. We encourage appointments but will make every attempt to accommodate walk-ins in a timely manner. For other vaccination clinic information at USF, please click here.
- You can receive a Pfizer booster if it has been SIX months since your last injection.
- You can mix and match!
- We do not offer the J&J vaccine, the Moderna vaccine, or booster, but you can receive the Pfizer boosters if it has been SIX months since your last Moderna injection.