COVID-19 Testing Update

Dear Student,
To most efficiently and effectively serve our campus community and support our COVID-
19 testing needs, the university will transition the student surveillance testing to an oncampus
lab and scheduling/results delivery tool. This change will allow the university to
test and process results more quickly and affordably, and your on-site experience at the
Jesse Owens North testing facility will be more efficient because less saliva will be
This transition will change how you schedule your testing appointment(s) and where you
receive your results. For the testing process, students will begin using the Ohio State
MyChart patient portal.
Over the next week, you will receive an activation message to set up your Ohio State
MyChart account, similar to what you did earlier this semester when registering for Vault.
The initial activation message will be delivered to your email between October 15 and 19.
This message from will provide you with a link you
need to visit within 24 hours to set up your account. To activate your account, you will
need the zip code of your permanent residence that is on file with the university, which is
If you already have a MyChart account with a healthcare system other than The Ohio
State University Wexner Medical Center, you still need to set up another account. If you
have a MyChart account with the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please
make sure your account information is up-to-date and you have the proper login
information. If you have an approved testing exemption on file, we still strongly encourage
you to activate your Ohio State MyChart account, in case you need to use it in the future.
We will begin to use this new system in phases over the next few weeks. You will receive
more information about when you should begin using Ohio State MyChart. Until you are
directed to use Ohio State MyChart, continue to schedule and test under the current
For now, please act quickly to activate your MyChart account once you receive the
activation email.
We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we begin this transition process. Together
As Buckeyes we will fight COVID-19.
Melissa S. Shivers, PhD
Vice President for Student Life
Morley O. Stone, PhD
Senior Vice President for Research