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COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing Information

Linfield University is committed to providing a learning and work environment that is as safe and as healthy as possible for all our community members. Throughout the 2020-21 academic year, the McMinnville and Portland campuses regularly tested students for COVID-19. The university’s COVID-19 vaccination policy, established in fall 2021 semester, allows Linfield’s Student Health, Wellness and Counseling Center to focus testing for those showing symptoms of COVID-19, have an exposure risk or are required to have a test for work or travel.

Symptomatic testing

McMinnville students exhibiting symptoms of COVID-10 can be examined at the Student Health Center. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 503-883-2535. And, as always, all Linfield University students are eligible to use the facility. Students will have their insurance billed for the test, and the student is financially responsible for any charges not covered by insurance. The Student Health Center, located in Walker 103, is open during the academic year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. McMinnville students looking for medical assistance outside of office hours can be seen at Physicians Medical Center or Willamette Valley Medical Center.

Portland students exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should reach out to their primary care providers for testing.

Students at both campuses who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 are encouraged to stay home and refrain from going to classes or other activities until they can be examined by a health care provider.

For more information, contact Student Health, Wellness and Counseling in McMinnville at or Student Life in Portland at

Testing before clinicals

Some clinical sites may require nursing students to have a COVID-19 test before going to clinical. This will be the responsibility of the student to obtain their own test.

Find a test site

Click on the links below to find a testing site in your community.

Additionally, many pharmacies are providing testing.  CVS, Walgreen’s, Rite Aid may have testing options in your community, please check websites.

Free drive-thru testing

Free drive-thru testing is being offered through multiple counties and states. You do not need to have symptoms to have a COVID test, and insurance is not required. Pre-registration is highly recommended and can be done at


For questions about Linfield University and coronavirus, contact Please direct any medical questions to the Student Health, Wellness and Counseling Center at