Medical Services

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines

Please note: you must be physically located in Florida to obtain telehealth services, per professional licensing guidelines.

Schedule an COVID-19 vaccine/testing appointment at the Wellness Center:
Online In Person
Visit this link No Walk-ins accepted

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.
  • No walk-ins; anyone with symptoms must call for a tele-health appointment.
  • 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.

COVID-19 TESTING

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.

  • You should not come to campus until you are cleared by USF.
  • Beginning Jan. 3, 2022, COVID-19 symptoms or positive test results should no longer be reported to assesscovid@usf.edu as this inbox will be retired. 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 the virus.
    • 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. USF will not be extending the emergency sick leave beyond Dec. 31, 2021. 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.
    • You will be directed to the back doors of the SLC (on the first floor, walk towards the elevator, take a left and wait outside the double doors). Do not go to the Wellness Center for your test.
    • 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.

    • No out-of-pocket charges will be collected for uninsured students.

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.

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

The university strongly encourages everyone to be vaccinated. We offer the 2-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

  • VACCINATION CLINICS FOR SPRING 2022:
    • Tuesdays from 10a-12p

Vaccines will be available to students, future students, faculty, staff and family members aged 13+. 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.

BoosterS

We are also offering free COVID-19 booster shots to all eligible USF faculty, staff, students, and immediate household members. Faculty and staff can make an appointment by writing to covidvaccine@usf.edu. Established USF Health patients can make a vaccine appointment through MyChart. Additionally, Student Health Services on all three of our campuses will also be offering the vaccine booster to those eligible by filling out an intake form or calling 813-974-2331.

  • 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.