Student COVID-19 Testing Performed Outside of the University System Over Winter Break

  1. Students who have waived Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage should continue to utilize their secondary insurance for testing coverage.
  2. Students with Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage:
    1. Yale Health will continue to reimburse up to $120 per test done outside of CT. Students will pay up front, and then submit the supplemental claim form to for reimbursement.
    2. If students remain in CT during breaks, we strongly encourage them to utilize university testing available free of charge.
  3. All students with a Yale testing requirement, whether weekly or twice weekly, MUST continue to test at a university testing location to be compliant (testing requirements will be paused over the winter break).

Home antigen testing is a good precaution prior to family events and travel. These can be obtained online and in many pharmacies. If you test positive on a home test, you must isolate and should call your health provider or the Campus COVID Resource Line (203-432-6604) as soon as possible. (Remember that antigen testing is less sensitive than PCR testing for those without symptoms.) Reimbursement for tests at home is available*.

Students should feel free to call the Campus Covid Resource Line at 203-432-6604 with clinical questions or concerns. Questions about reimbursement can be directed to

*For those with Yale Health Hospital/Specialty Care coverage, Yale Health will reimburse for up to one test weekly. Complete a supplemental claim form and submit to Those who waived Yale Health coverage should seek reimbursement from their primary insurer.