Free COVID-19 Testing Site Now Open On Campus

The University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the UW System and its 13 universities, has opened a free COVID-19 testing site on campus for anyone 5 years of age and older. The testing site is located in the Mertz Mortorelli Gym in the Marcovich Wellness Center.

The university is pleased to offer this temporary testing site as a service to the greater community in response to the increasing number of cases in the state and surrounding areas.

Register for a free test at www.doineedacovid19test.com

Please note that the only way to register for a COVID-19 test is on this website.

Website Directions: Click the link above and scroll down to the test locations list. Click on the Wisconsin tab. Then select UW-Superior Marcovich Wellness Center (Community Member), UW-Superior Marcovich Wellness Center (Student) or UW-Superior Marcovich Wellness Center (Employee). Click on the Register button on that webpage to complete your registration.

Testing Site Location

UW-Superior Marcovich Wellness Center
Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium
1810 Catlin Avenue, Superior, WI 54880

Please park on Mortorelli Drive or Parking Lot 4 and enter through the gymnasium doors.

Testing Hours

2-6 p.m. M-F

 

FAQs:

What kind of tests are these?

The UW System universities will be the first testing sites using Abbott BinaxNOW antigen tests that provide a result in about 15 minutes. The federal government purchased Abbott BinaxNOW diagnostic tests on August 27 to ensure equitable distribution of the first 150 million units – one day after an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) was issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Will there be PCR tests?

PCR Tests distributed by the federal government and allocated by the state Department of Health Services will be used as a confirmatory test in line with Department of Health Services existing protocol.

Do you have to be experiencing symptoms, be a close contact, or be a community resident to get a test?

No. This testing site is open to anyone 5 years of age or older, whether or not they are experiencing symptoms. It is also open to all UW-Superior students (residential and non-residential) and employees.

How are they administered?

They are self-administered using a light nasal swab under the supervision of medical professionals.

Can people just show up or do they need to register?

Registration is required. Register for the free test at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Participants must also use the site to obtain results.