How to Schedule a COVID-19 Test

The information on this page will assist you in scheduling a test for COVID-19 on the Oshkosh campus. 


If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you should immediately notify the Student Health Center and make an appointment for a COVID-19 test.

Students who are experiencing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine until they receive the results of their test.

Tests are available for students of all three UW Oshkosh campuses:

Fond du Lac: Call 1-844-225-0147 via the Fond du Lac County Health Department.
Fox Cities: Use the Prevea app to set up a free testing appointment.
Oshkosh: See below for a full guide on how to get tested at Albee Hall on campus.


Health Self-Assessment

You can use the COVID-19 Health Self-Assessment to help decide whether or not it is safe to come to a UWO campus in person. Learn more on the Self-Assessment FAQ.

Reporting Positive Cases

If you receive a positive test result for COVID-19, it is vital that you report it as soon as possible through the Positive Case Reporting Form.

Step 1: Download the Prevea app and register

Download the “My Prevea” App or go to

Select “COVID-19 test” from the list of options,

and login or click the “Sign Up Now” button.

To create a MyChart account without using an activation code, click “Sign Up Online” and fill out the required personal information.

Note: Use your local campus address, not your permanent address.

Step 2: Make an appointment

After selecting “COVID-19 Test” from the main menu, choose the option for UWGB, Lakeland and UWO testing.

Choose the UW Oshkosh button, click Continue, and select who you are scheduling for (yourself or someone else).

Select any symptoms or exposure. If you are not exhibiting any symptoms, choose the “Surveillance Only” option.

Continue to follow the app’s directions in order to schedule your test.

Step 3: Show up for your appointment

Check in at the northeast entrance of Albee Hall at your scheduled testing time.

A technician will call you to a testing station and perform a short, non-invasive test.

After you leave, your test results will be processed by our testing center staff.

After your test

A UW Oshkosh representative will call you to inform you of your test results.

If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, self-isolation is required. Do not go to work, school or public areas. Learn more about your next steps via the buttons below.

A negative test result does not mean you do not have COVID-19. The incubation period for the virus can be up to 14 days, so if you have already been instructed to self-quarantine and monitor symptoms, you should continue your self-quarantine for as long as originally instructed regardless of whether you receive a negative test result.

UW Oshkosh and UW System have invested a great deal of time, energy and resources and set up partnerships with healthcare organizations and public health to manage testing and contact tracing. We have created COVID-19 tester and contact tracer positions on our Oshkosh campus. We have set up a testing site in Albee Hall and we will be conducting cohort testing to provide a steady stream of testing samples to monitor the virus on our campuses.

We have a solid plan, but our plan will only work if we all do our part. That means wearing a mask, maintaining physical distancing, washing your hands. If we want to keep our campuses open, we must be diligent, we must be consistent, we must have compassion and care for ourselves and others. Large gatherings, house parties and other behavior typical around college campuses will create conditions that require us to quickly alter our plans.