Spring Term Covid Testing
PCR testing continues to be available for those who would like to continue surveillance testing. In-person and take-home drop box hours are listed on the following website:
The Dartmouth College Health Service strongly recommends PCR testing for the following reasons:
1. You have symptoms that may be consistent with COVID-19, even if you have had a negative antigen test.
2. You have been identified as a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. In this situation, you should obtain a PCR as soon as you are notified of the exposure and then 5 days post-exposure, even if you do not have symptoms.
Antigen testing should be performed whenever you are experiencing symptoms that could be consistent with COVID-19. If you do not have a home antigen test kit, you may obtain an antigen test at 11 Rope Ferry Road Monday-Friday from 8am – 6pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 6pm. No appointment is necessary. You can also obtain an antigen test at pick-up sites around campus.
If you test positive via a home antigen test, please call the nursing department at 603-646-9440 to report your result and to receive isolation information. You do not need to report a negative result.
Please be aware that antigen tests are not as sensitive as PCR tests. If you have symptoms or had an exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, the most accurate test is a PCR test.