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Pick Up a Vault Health COVID-19 Test on OHIO Regional and Extension Campuses

Vault Health COVID-19 test kits are for asymptomatic testing only and are  available for pickup on regional and extension campuses while supplies last.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, follow the OHIO COVID-19 Protocol and do not use a Vault Health test. 

The Vault Health test is a saliva-based PCR test with results in 48-72 hours after it arrives at the lab (individual must ship test to lab after self-administering the test with online supervision via Zoom).

BinaxNOW antigen test kits are available as well. The BinaxNOW antigen test is a rapid nasal swab test, self-administered with online supervision, with results in approximately 15 minutes.

All tests will be sent via UPS either the same day or the following day based on time of drop off. Individuals can use any available open space on campus to administer the test; additionally, Wi-Fi has been extended to each of the campuses’ parking lots.

Please return the test as soon as possible after you take it, either by dropping it off at one of the campus locations listed below, or by shipping it back via UPS following the instructions at the bottom of this page.

Test Kit Pickup and Drop-off Locations

Chillicothe

Kits will be available in the Information Desk, Bennett Hall, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kits can be returned to the Information Desk, Bennett Hall, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If the Information Desk is closed, kits can be picked up from and returned to Student Services of Bennett Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Contact: Ann Holmes, holmesa1@ohio.edu, 740-774-7222

Eastern

Kits will be available in the Student Services Office, Shannon Hall, from 8 am to 5 pm.

Kits can be shipped via UPS using the prepaid envelope included with the test kit. Drop your kit off at UPS before the last collection time of the day, or as soon as possible after you take the test. If you do not know your nearest UPS drop-off location, visit the UPS website at www.ups.com/dropoff to find one.

Contact: Pam Saffell, saffellp@ohio.edu, 740-699-2494

Lancaster

Kits will be available in the North Lobby Information Desk, Brasee Hall, from 8 am to 5 pm

Kits can be returned to the UPS drop box, located in front of Brasee Hall at the North Lobby Entrance

Contact: Maryann Lape, lape@ohio.edu, 740-681-3302

Southern

Kits will be available in the Student Services Office, Collins Center, from 8 am to 5 pm

Kits can be returned to the drop box at the Student Service Office, Collins Center, from 8 am to 5 pm

Contact: Tina Canter, canterc@ohio.edu, 740-533-4611

Zanesville

Kits will be available in the Student Services Office, Elson Hall, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Kits can be returned to the Student Service Office, Elson Hall, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Contact: Gail Hayes, hayesg@ohio.edu, 740-588-1434

Cleveland

Kits will be available for the OU HCOM Cleveland campus in the reception area, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kits can be returned to the UPS drop box located in the South Point Hospital for your convenience (or a location of your choosing).

Contact:

Primary: Michael See, seem@ohio.edu, 216-295-7516 (please use secondary contact below if you receive an out of office message)
Secondary: Cleveland IT, 216-295-7905

Dublin

For Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kits will be available in the Dean’s Suite of Medical Education Building 1 (MEB1-350), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kits can be returned to the UPS drop box located in the lobby of Medical Education Building 2, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Contact: Brian Thompson, thompsb4@ohio.edu, 614-793-5558

For Dublin Integrated Education Center

Contact Melody Lynch to request a kit and arrange a pickup in DEIC 230.

Kits can be returned to the UPS drop box located in the lobby of Medical Education Building 2, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Contact: Melody Lynch, lynchm@ohio.edu, 614-793-5634

 

Taking Your Test

  • Do not eat, drink, chew, or smoke anything for at least 30 minutes before giving the sample, but hydrate well before this 30-minute fast.
  • Do not open the bubble pack containing the test until you are logged into Zoom with your test supervisor. Opening the bubble pack will invalidate your sample and will result in you needing to order another kit. Read instructions for Vault Health at-home testing.
  • When you are ready to take the test, log into Zoom using the instructions included in your test kit. Use your Ohio University email address in all communication and registration activities related to Vault COVID-19 testing. Provide your full PID (including the 'P' and leading zeros). A Vault representative will supervise your test; allow about 20 minutes for this process. 
  • Photograph or write down your test kit ID number and the tracking number on the return pouch before mailing it back.
  • If you have any questions or need assistance with your test, please contact Vault Health’s Customer Care directly at 212-880-5494. 

Shipping Your Test Kit to Vault Health

Please return the test as soon as possible after you take it, either by dropping it off at one of the campus locations listed above, or by shipping it back via UPS following the instructions below.

  • Ship the test back using the prepaid UPS shipping label before 4 p.m. local time or as soon as possible after you take it. You may also request a UPS pickup. You can locate a UPS drop-off point here.
  • You will receive your result via email in 48–72 hours. Your result will reflect your health at the time you took the test. To stay healthy, it is important to continue practicing public health measures like washing hands and wearing a mask indoors when in areas of high transmission.