Targeted Interventional COVID-19 Testing for Lobos


As part of our Return to Full Operations, the University of New Mexico has established a COVID-19 testing program to help keep our community safe and minimize the risk on campus.

Who Can Use the Testing Program?

The testing sites will only be available for symptomatic students or students potentially exposed on campus who have been directed to obtain testing by SHAC or via email communication from the UNM Interventional Rapid Response Task Force. Individuals will be identified as needing testing and will be advised to schedule an appointment through a phone call from SHAC or an official email. 

There are no walk-up appointments, and only those referred for testing will be tested.

Individuals identified for testing will be identified in large part through the daily symptom screening, from self-reporting, or through the Interventional Rapid Response Task Force process. All members of the UNM community are reminded that they are required to reply to the daily screening emails and to follow UNM’s COVID-19 self-reporting requirements as well as all COVID-19 safety-related policies and practices.

What to Bring

On the day of your appointment, please arrive at the site 15 minutes early, wearing your cloth face covering. Bring your confirmation email containing the QR code and a photo ID. The photo ID should show your picture, name, and your date of birth or UNM ID. Allowable IDs include your LoboCard, driver’s license, and other government-issued photo IDs.

Where to Go – Testing Locations

Your confirmation email and text will indicate the location of your test.


The SHAC testing site is located inside the Student Health & Counseling building, building #73 on the UNM Campus Map. It is located on main campus, just north of Johnson Center and across the mall from (east of) the Student Union Building (SUB). (click here for a Google Maps link to the location).
Please come to the East entrance, across the parking lot from the Johnson Center pool entrance.

Limited patient parking is available behind SHAC. Students can obtain parking permits from the Reception Area or the Pharmacy. Please see the Location, Parking, and Hours tab for a map and more information.



If you are a student with questions about the testing process, please contact SHAC during regular business hours at (505) 277-3136.  Faculty and staff with general questions about the UNM COVID-19 response should email the Office of the COVID Coordinator at