Affiliates can visit one of several on-campus locations for voluntary testing. Testing appointments can be made through MyChart (also available as a mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play). You must have an active MyChart account to participate in the testing and vaccination programs at JHU. If you are having issues activating your MyChart, call 888-676-3433 or email Testinginfo@jhu.edu.

The test is a PCR test based on a saliva specimen. All specimen analyses are conducted by an accredited laboratory that is located within the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and results are typically posted to MyChart within 24-48 hours. An email will alert you to check MyChart for your results when they are ready. In rare cases results make take up to 72 hours to appear in MyChart, particularly if you test over the weekend.

These results are suitable for travel; you can print out your test results by logging into MyChart from a computer, clicking on “Test Results,” and choosing the test that you want to print. However, please remember that results can take up to 72 hours to appear. For travel purposes, we recommend getting a saliva test at JHU 48 hours before travel, and if you have not received your results within 24 hours, you should go to a pharmacy for a rapid test.

Testing sites

Testing sites are primarily self-service, so you should check in at a kiosk and print your own label before testing. Staff are generally available during business hours (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., except during brief breaks and lunch) on weekdays at:

  • Shriver Hall, Clipper Room
  • School of Nursing
  • Peabody
  • Washington, D.C. (SAIS)

If you arrive at a testing site and it is not staffed, please use the self-service kiosk to complete your test.

Asymptomatic testing for Hopkins affiliates is available at the following locations at this time:

School or CampusLocation InformationTesting Hours
HomewoodShriver Hall, Clipper RoomM-Th: 8am-8pm
F: 8am-3:30pm
Sa: Closed
Su: Closed
EasternThird Floor, Room E301M-F: 9am-3:30pm
School of EducationRoom 224, faculty and student loungeM-Th: 8am-7pm
F: 8am-3:30pm
School of NursingPinkard Building, first floor lobbyM-Th: 9am-8pm
F: 9am-3:30pm
Peabody InstituteUnger Hall, outside Student Affairs office near cafeteriaM-Th: 9am to 8pm
F: 9am-3:30pm
KeswickSouth building, Classroom BM-F: 9am-3:30pm
Mount WashingtonMcCauley Hall, first floor, Mail RoomT/Th: 9am-noon
Carey-Harbor EastSecond floor libraryM: 8am-5pm
T-Th: 8am-8pm
F: 8am-3:30pm
Washington, D.C.SAIS Nitze building, first floorM-Th: 9am-8pm
F: 9am-3:30pm

Self-test kits available for faculty and staff

The university will provide free, rapid at-home COVID tests for faculty and staff. Each employee can pick up one free test kit (each of which contains two tests) from the following testing locations between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.:

  • Homewood campus:
    • Shriver Hall
    • Charles Market (cashier’s desk)
    • Student Health & Wellness Clinic
    • Residential Life Office
    • Housing Office
  • School of Nursing: Pinkard Building, first-floor lobby
  • Bloomberg School of Public Health: Monument Street entrance (security desk)
  • School of Advanced International Studies: Nitze Building, first floor

Test kits will remain available at these locations Monday through Friday, as long as supplies last