Expanded COVID-19 testing before Thanksgiving

Contact: Joe VanDerBos

With WMU community members anticipating trips to see family and friends over Thanksgiving, Sindecuse Health Center is offering expanded COVID-19 testing. To accommodate the added demand, Sindecuse clinic staff will devote time to COVID-19 drive-thru testing by appointment Monday, Nov. 16, through Thursday, Nov. 19.

The University’s no-cost testing plan for students, faculty and staff is still in effect. If eligible individuals have not used two no-cost tests, this test will be administered at no charge. Eligible individuals who have already received two asymptomatic, no-exposure tests will have their insurance billed first. A test costs $50 out of pocket without insurance. Dependents (including spouses) and WMU retirees may make an appointment for a COVID-19 test at the health center in the days before Thanksgiving.

If you are currently experiencing respiratory symptoms, cough, headache, shortness of breath, fever or other symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you have been exposed to a positive case, call (269) 387-3287 to schedule an appointment with a provider at Sindecuse today.

A COVID-19 antigen test result is a snapshot in time. Precautions should continue to be taken even after a negative test result, including wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others and washing your hands frequently.

Make an appointment

For these two testing-session days only, use the webform to request an appointment time for asymptomatic, non-exposure testing. These special testing times are only available to enrolled WMU students, faculty and staff. All others must call (269) 387-3287 to schedule an appointment for testing.

Health center hours through December

After Nov. 20, Sindecuse Health Center is open regular hours on Monday, Nov. 23, through Wednesday, Nov. 25. Along with other WMU offices, the health center is closed Nov. 26 and 27. The center remains open during regular hours the rest of the semester and break weeks through Dec. 23.