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Welcome To TAMIU Student Health

If you are a registered student in need of an appointment, call 956-326-2235.  You can also contact us at studenthealth@tamiu.edu 

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday and Friday:   8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Wednesday and Thursday:  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Daily for Lunch: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

We are closed on Saturday and Sunday

 

TAMIU’s Student Health Services recently received a donation of COVID home testing kits from our community partner, Gateway Community Health Center. 

 These COVID home testing kits are FREE and simple to use, providing results in 20 minutes.  Kits will be available beginning Friday, July 15, 2022 at 9 a.m., while supplies last. 

If you are a TAMIU student, faculty or staff member and are interested, kits can be picked up at the Office of Student Health Services in Student Center 125, or TAMIU COVID testing sites in STC 216 and KLM 102.  Please be prepared to share your TAMIU ID.

 

 


COVID-19 Testing

Rapid Antigen Testing Schedule
(Available ONLY to TAMIU Community)

Rapid Antigen Testing Schedule
Day Time Location
Monday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. STC 216 and KLM 102
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. STC 216 and KLM 102
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. STC 216 and KLM 102
Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. STC 216 and KLM 102
Friday  9 a.m. - 6 p.m. STC 216 and KLM 102

Curative Testing Schedule
(Available to TAMIU and public community)

Important Update on Curative
Testing @ TAMIU: Insurance Required

Please be advised that effective March 18, 2022, all individuals testing at Curative sites, including TAMIU, will need to present proof of insurance. ID and proof of insurance information are now required for testing, including scheduling an appointment online or on-site registration.  Important:  the test will continue to be provided at no out-of-pocket cost with proof of insurance.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced that because of the current lack of federal appropriations for COVID-19 services, it is no longer able to accept claims for COVID-19 testing of uninsured individuals, and so Curative is no longer able for those without insurance.

Testing options for those without insurance in Laredo include the City of Laredo Health Department, 2600 Cedar Street. These tests are available from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday - Friday on a walk-up basis.  Additional details are available at 956.795.4900.

Rapid, antigen testing for TAMIU students, employees and third-party partners remains available on-campus, at no cost. 

If federal or state funding is provided to ensure that those without insurance have access to no out-of-pocket testing, this site will be updated.

CURATIVE Testing Schedule
Day Time
Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Open on Monday, July 4, 2022.

If you are a member of the Community, schedule your testing here:
Community CURATIVE Test Appointment

If you are a current TAMIU student, login and schedule your testing here:
Student CURATIVE Test Appointment

If you are a TAMIU faculty or staff member, login and schedule your testing here:
Employee CURATIVE Test Appointment

Rapid ANTIGEN Testing (Available ONLY to TAMIU Community)

  • Walk-up opportunity; no appointment needed

  • Scan posted QR code at the testing site on your smartphone
  • You’ll be linked to an authentication page; enter your valid TAMIU NetID and password
  • A DUO prompt and confirmation will follow
  • A simple online form follows and you’ll provide your email, phone, and University ID.  Please make sure these are accurately entered
  • Upon testing completion and results entry, an email will be sent to you with your results in approximately 30 minutes
  • Rapid Antigen Testing is open to all TAMIU students, faculty, staff and retirees

For more information, please contact The Office of Community Relations and Special Events at 956.326.2001

Curative (available to TAMIU and public community)

  • Appointment required (link below)

  • Testing is self-collected using a shallow nasal swab

  • Must bring valid picture ID for check-in

  • Results available in 24 - 48 hours

  • Insurance information is required
  • Testing kiosk located between Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall and Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino Hall

  • Testing is available Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Note:

Employees, you will need to present insurance card on-site or input online for first, but not subsequent testings.

 


COVID-19 vaccines

In collaboration with Gateway, COVID-19 Vaccinations Return to Campus July 22 and July 29.

  

Friday, July 22, 2022 and Friday, July 29 will mark the return of COVID-19 vaccines at the Student Center Rotunda from 2 – 5 p.m. only.

 

The  vaccines are available to the TAMIU community and the community at large.

 

Please be aware that:

 

  • ID and insurance information will be requested at time of registration (on-site)

 

  • MODERNA and PFIZER vaccines will be available for administration (primary and booster doses)

 

  • 2nd booster dose of MODERNA and PFIZER vaccine will be available only for eligible individuals

 

  • Those receiving a 1st or 2nd booster dose must bring COVID-19 Vaccine Card with them to vaccine site

 

  • At this time, 2nd booster dose eligibility criteria is as follows:

 

  • At least 4 months from 1st booster dose
  • Individuals 50 years of age or older
  • Individuals 12 years of age who are moderately or severely immunocompromised (have a weakened immune system) due to several types of conditions and treatments, including:
    • Receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
    • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
    • Received chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell therapy (a treatment to help your immune system attach to and kill cancer cells) or received a stem cell transplant (within the last 2 years)
    • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
    • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
    • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress their immune response

For additional information, please reach out to the Office of Student Health at 956.26.2235 or email studenthealth@tamiu.edu

 

 

 

 

You may also reach out to one of our community partners for your vaccination needs. 

 

City of Laredo Health Department

2600 Cedar

956-795-4906

https://www.cityoflaredo.com/health/healthindex.htm

 

Gateway Community Health Center

1515 Pappas Street

956-795-8100

https://gatewaychc.com/

 

H-E-B Pharmacy

https://vaccine.heb.com/

 

  • MODERNA (18 years or older), JANSSEN (16 years or older) and PFIZER (12 years or older) 1st, 2nd, 3rd and booster doses approved
  • Booster doses are approved: MODERNA (18 years or older) and PFIZER (12 years or older)
  • Pediatric PFIZER doses are approved for children ages 5-11 years old
  • Mix and match doses are approved by the CDC
  • SECOND BOOSTER (MODERNA and PFIZER) is now approved for those who are eligible 
  • If you received Pfizer or Moderna primary series plus a first booster at least 4 months ago, you may be eligible for a SECOND BOOSTER vaccine
  • Guidance limits those eligible to receive a second booster dose to the following:
    • Individuals 50+ who have had a first booster of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago
    • Individuals 18 years and older may receive a second booster of the MODERNA vaccine if they received a primary series of MODERNA and a first booster at least 4 months ago and are moderately or severely immunocompromised
    • Individuals 12 years and older may receive a second booster of the PFIZER vaccine if they received a primary series of PFIZER and a first boost at least 4 months ago and are moderately or severely immunocompromised
  •  In select individuals who are moderate to severely immunocompromised the CDC recommends a 3rd dose mRNA vaccine 28 days after their 2nd dose of a mRNA vaccine. They suggest using the same mRNA vaccine as previous but if unable to give the same vaccine as previous you can give the alternative mRNA vaccine
  • Moderate to severe immunodeficiencies are classified by the CDC as the following: 
    • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
    • Received an organ transplant and currently taking medicine to suppress the immune system
    • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or currently taking medicine to suppress the immune system
    • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
    • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
    • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

Covid-19 Reporting/Information

 

 

To start a report, click here:

COVID-19 Reporting Form

 

COVID-19 Reporting Flowchart