If a student receives a rapid test (as determined by the clinic’s healthcare providers), the clinic will bill the student’s insurance company $80 for the test. However, as part of our commitment to supporting students, the university will cover the cost for those whose insurance will not pay - as well as the cost for uninsured students. If for any reason the claim is denied, UNI will apply the cost to a student’s U-Bill, and then provide resources from the UNI Together Scholarship to cover the fee.
Remember, there will continue to be a free, standard (non-rapid) testing option for students, UNI faculty and staff. This testing process usually takes 48-72 hours. These tests are processed by the State Hygenics Lab in Coralville - the same process used by TestIowa locations. These have always been free, and will continue to be free for the remainder of the academic year.
The Student Health Clinic will submit the $80 charge to the UNI Human Resource Services for any of the UNI faculty and staff who receive a rapid test.