Alternate Testing Options

  • Any faculty or staff member with Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage can be reimbursed for the full cost of a COVID-19 viral test at any in-network provider. For the purposes of the required pre-opening COVID-19 testing, and for those purposes only, the university will allow individuals to use regular work hours to get tested. 
  • Any student, faculty, or staff member can also obtain a COVID-19 test at any state testing site at no cost. Travel costs up to $20 will be reimbursed, and details on requesting reimbursement will be provided next week. 
  • Another alternative is to schedule a test at a Chicago Department of Public Health testing site. Again, travel costs up to $20 will be reimbursed.

Reporting of Test Results
Once you have your COVID-19 viral test results, students should report results to medproctor.com, while faculty and staff should report their results to Viktoria Rill in the Office of Human Resources at vrill@iit.edu

As a reminder, students who are living on campus are expected to submit documentation that they have been tested for COVID-19 by Monday, August 24. Essential staff and faculty currently working on campus are also expected to submit their documentation by August 24. Students who are registered for in-class instruction and/or plan to visit campus are expected to submit their documentation by September 4. Faculty and staff who will be returning to campus starting on September 8 are expected to submit their documentation by September 4. Faculty and staff starting after the week of September 8 are expected to submit their documentation no fewer than five days prior to their start date. 

Testing Reimbursement
As you know, Illinois Tech will reimburse out-of-pocket travel costs up to $20 related to obtaining a COVID-19 test. A receipt is required for reimbursement, so please save that documentation. We will not reimburse for mileage or gas for a personal vehicle. One reimbursement per student, faculty or staff member will be granted during the fall semester. If you have questions, you can email covidcosts@iit.edu.

Students: Apply for travel reimbursement by clicking here.

Faculty and Staff: Apply for travel reimbursement by clicking here.