The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place. Read the latest updates.

Student Affairs COVID-19 Response.

Appalachian State Student Health Service

Upcoming On-Campus Testing Events :

  • Monday, February 1st: 12pm-4pm (reserved for residential students)
  • Wednesday, February 3rd: 10am-12pm (residential students) 12pm-5 pm (open to students, faculty, and staff)
  • Saturday, February 6th: 10am-12pm (residential students) 12pm-5pm (open to students, faculty, and staff)

Testing will be done at Legends Parking Lot- 190 Hardin Street, you will be asked for your Banner ID and to show your AppCard  


COVID-19 Re-Entry Testing:

Students who live in campus residence halls are required to submit a negative PCR (molecular) or antigen (rapid) COVID-19 test into their MedPortal account before returning to campus. Details on how and where to do this are available on the University Housing website.

If you need to schedule an appointment for non-COVID reasons, please log in to your MedPortal account, click forms, and fill out the Student COVID-19 Pre-visit Screening Form. After the screening form has been completed, please call 828-262-3100 to schedule your appointment.


Appointments, Access, and Online Scheduling

COVID-19 Testing Information

Students who are concerned about symptoms should call Student Health Services at 828-262-3100 and ask to speak with a nurse.

Student Health Service offers COVID-19 tests for students on weekdays:

  • Molecular tests processed by an off-site lab (turnaround time varies, but is around 1 week).
  • Rapid antigen testing per current N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) recommendations with same-day results; however, antigen testing is not quite as accurate as molecular testing.

Student Health Service also uses an outdoor tent, located outside of the Miles Annas Building, for greater efficiency, speed and safety in offering COVID-related services.

Appointments are required; call 828-262-3100 before going to Student Health Service. Students who are ill are not turned away for testing elsewhere; they are first screened by a nurse via telephone. If it is determined a test is needed, the student will receive a same-day rapid antigen test, with molecular (PCR) testing as a backup, per clinicians judgment in the event of a negative rapid test.

While you await your appointment, behave as if you are positive — quarantine if possible and always observe the 3W’s (Wear, Wait, Wash).

COVID-19 TESTING event for AppState students, faculty, and staff:

Upcoming 2021 testing dates can be found on the university’s COVID-19 Testing webpage. No appointments are required, but you will be asked to show your AppCard.

Dec 14, 20
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COVID Testing During Winter Break Closure

If you are seeking COVID testing, please be aware that free testing is available at the Watauga County Health Department on most weekdays. You can follow this link to schedule testing in their online portal:

The flyer below also details how to schedule testing through the Appalachian Regional Health (Hospital) System. (Their testing options are not free but would be billable to insurance.)


Dec 10, 20
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Student Health Service Winter Break Information

On Friday, Dec. 11th 2020, at 4:00PM, the Student Health Service will close for Winter Break. We will open back up for Limited Services on January 13, 2021. If you have a Medical Emergency, call 911 or go to an Emergency Room. If you have a clinical issue that is not an emergency but cannot wait until the Student Health Service opens back up for Spring Semester, then please go to a home primary care provider or an urgent care clinic. Happy Holidays.   

Dec 10, 20
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Flu shots available

A flu clinic will be offered Monday, Nov. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Register through Medportal to schedule a time. You can also schedule a flu shot after Thanksgiving Nov. 30 – Dec. 4 and again Dec. 7-11 during regular clinic hours. Call 262-3100 to schedule an appointment.

Nov 20, 20
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Information on Campus COVID Testing Events

Updated: September 21, 2020

COVID-19 TESTING event for AppState students, faculty, and staff:

App State will hold testing events every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday through Nov. 23 and on the first three Wednesdays in December from noon - 5 p.m. No appointments are required, but you will be asked to show your AppCard. Details are available on the university’s COVID-19 Testing webpage.

Nov 13, 20
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On-Campus  Student Flu Clinics

Saturday, October 24th - 11AM - 3PM

River St. Parking Deck, Second Floor

Please bring you AppCard and Proof of Insurance

Oct 8, 20
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Contact Us

Miles Annas Building
P.O. Box 32070
614 Howard Street
Boone, NC 28608
Fax: (828) 262-6958

Email Staff

Phone: (828) 262-3100

Other phone numbers

Appointments: (828) 262-6577
Insurance: (828) 262-7463
Medical Records: (828) 262-6578
Laboratory: (828) 262-6956

Fall, Spring, and Summer Clinic Hours:

Monday - Friday
(except Wednesday):
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fall and Spring Weekends:

(Limited Services)
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Pharmacy is CLOSED on weekends and during Semester Breaks

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