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Covid-19 Testing Options

On-Campus Testing 

On-campus COVID-19 testing is available to Simpson students, staff, and faculty. Testing takes place at the Campus Services building (410 N 1st St.), located across the street from Station Square. Routine testing is administered Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. You do not need to make an appointment. However, if these days and times do not work for you, please email healthservices@simpson.edu to make an appointment. Testing instructions are new, so please follow the directions below.

  1. Download the Navica App on your smartphone. The NAVICA app can be downloaded from the App Store [Apple devices] and the Google Play Store [Android devices].
  2. Create an account. The primary use is “University or College.”
  3. Use your Simpson address: 701 N. C Street, Indianola, Iowa 50125
  4. At the time of the test, you will click “I am at a Test Site,” then “Display Navica ID” to display the QR code.  You will use this code every time you test with Health Services. You must have a QR code for testing


Off-Campus Testing Options

COVID-19 Testing Options
Your healthcare provider  Billed to insurance Two to three days  

MercyOne Indianola 

Billed to insurance Two to three days  515.961.8448 
TestIowa.com  Free  Two to three days  testiowa.com  
Walgreens $129  Up to 72 hours walgreens.com  
Hy-Vee  Free  72 hours  doineedacovid19test.com
Doctor's Now $170  Rapid testing doctorsnow.com
Health Gauge  $80  Rapid testing  hgscreenings.com 


*If you test positive from an off-campus test, please notify the correct office of your positive test. Students, please notify healthservices@simpson.edu. Employees, notify mimi.bartley@simpson.edu.