COVID-19 Information

Students' Union Building (SUB)
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COVID-19 Symptoms

Exhibiting Symptoms: If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms including cough, cold, flu, fever, sore throat runny nose, loss of/change to sense of smell or taste, do not come to campus, follow AHS guidelines, and call the UHC at (780) 492-2612 to speak to a physician over the phone.

BOOK YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION ON CAMPUS

Free and same-day appointments are available now. Book your mRNA vaccine appointment:

University Health Centre

SUB second floor
Call the UHC at (780 492-2612) 

for appointment availability

UHC Pharmacy

SUB main floor
By appointment and walk-in (view hours)

Book now


 

For your appointment

  • Please follow the instructions provided in your appointment confirmation
  • Wear a short sleeved shirt and comfortable clothing
  • Come prepared with your ONEcard/valid photo ID and a valid Alberta health care card.
  • Plan to stay onsite for observations for at least 15 minutes after your immunization.
  • If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, do not attend your appointment and phone to cancel your appointment

COVID-19 Testing 

The University Health Centre does not offer COVID-19 testing. In Alberta, COVID-19 antibody testing is not covered by provincial health care, it is private pay only. Patients who need this type of testing will have to pay out of pocket and book their test with a third-party company. 

In Edmonton, Ichor Health offers COVID-19 Antibody, PCR, and T-cell testing. For more information on how to book and the associated costs please check their website. 


Proof of recent COVID-19 Infection (for travel)

In some cases, patients who are travelling may be asked to provide a letter if they have recently recovered from COVID-19. The physicians at the UHC can provide this letter, please drop into the clinic during our business hours. There is a $50 fee for this letter. 

COVID-19 Serology Testing (SARS-CoV-2 IgG assay)

It is very difficult to request an IgG antibody test in Alberta, there are very few situations where a serology test would help with patient diagnosis or management. 

COVID-19 serology testing will not be used to diagnose COVID-19 and a positive serology test does not mean that you are immune to COVID-19. If you are interested in this type of testing you must speak to a physician. 


Paxlovid

Paxlovid is a COVID-19 antiviral medication used to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 infections in patients who have a positive result from a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral test and who have a high risk of getting severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death. Physicians at the UHC can prescribe Paxlovid if you meet all of the following eligibility criteria. 

If you think you might be eligible to receive Paxlovid check your eligibility through the Alberta Health Services website. If you meet the criteria, book a PCR test as soon as possible, or keep your positive rapid test and contact your doctor ASAP. It is useful to have the results of a PCR test as this can help to streamline the prescription of Paxlovid. If you choose not to get a PCR test we cannot guarantee that a physician will be able to prescribe you Paxlovid with only the results of a rapid test.

Free PCR Tests are available through AHS to people at risk of severe illness or who work in high-risk settings. Please reference the AHS website for complete PCR test eligibility.

Resources

Audience

Employees, Students, Public

Category
Health Wellness
Cost

Free

Provider
Provost