COVID-19: Vaccine information, testing, treatment, and additional resources | Medicaid: The program is changing and you must take steps to keep your UNC Health providers

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is available throughout North Carolina including at many clinics and pharmacies, as well as a drive-thru testing site in Chapel Hill. Testing sites can be found on the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services website.

COVID-19 Testing at UNC Health

If you are a UNC Health patient and need to get a COVID-19 test, here's how you can get tested:

  • Schedule your test using My UNC Chart and selecting “Schedule an Appointment” from the menu.
  • Contact your UNC Health provider and ask to be scheduled for the test

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 but are not experiencing symptoms, please follow CDC guidelines for quarantine. 

Other Testing Options

If you do not have a UNC Health provider, here is how you can get tested:

For general information about testing, please contact your primary care provider or the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911 or seek immediate treatment.

If You Have Symptoms of COVID-19

If you are concerned you have been exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19, click the COVID-19 Help tab on the bottom of the page. This will bring up our COVID-19 symptom checker that will lead you through some questions to determine if you need medical follow-up. You can also call your primary care provider. Review COVID-19 testing options on this page. 

UNC Health has a very limited supply of monoclonal antibody treatment medications right now. The fastest way to see if treatment is available or if you are eligible is to call your primary care physician. 

Call 911 or seek immediate treatment if your COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Persistent chest pain and/or pressure
  • A fever >104 degrees Fahrenheit that isn’t improving with over-the-counter fever reducing medication
  • Persistent vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Confusion they weren’t experiencing before
  • An inability to get up
  • A blue tint to your lips and/or face

COVID-19 Test Pricing

The out-of-pocket cost for testing varies:

  • If you have health insurance, you will be billed your primary care copay up to a max of $48.

  • If you do not have insurance, UNC Health currently participates in a program that may be able to assist with Covid-19 related care. Please contact our Customer Service Call Center toll free at (800) 594-8624 or local at (984) 974-2222 for more information on this program.

UNC Health testing/lab costs, before insurance or discounts are applied:

$100 - Caldwell UNC Health, Chatham Hospital, UNC Lenoir Health Care, UNC Medical Center, UNC REX Healthcare, Johnston Health, Nash UNC Health Care, Pardee UNC Health Care and Wayne UNC Health Care

Doctor visits and other services outside of the test, including urgent care and emergency room visits, are billed separately the same as any other medical services at UNC Health.