COVID-19 & Health Services
Health Services wants to ensure your safe arrival for Fall 2022.
At this time, Haverford College is determining the safest course of action for fall student arrivals.
For current campus operations, please visit the Be Safe page.
If you have questions regarding testing availability, testing in relation to move-in, vaccine requirements, or uploading vaccination information please email the Health Services team directly at hc-healthservices [at] haverford.edu.
Montgomery County is currently in the CDC-defined "high" level of community transmission for COVID-19. The public is urged to wear a mask indoors in public, stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, and get tested if you have symptoms. Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness.
- Montgomery County - Schedule a test at the Ardmore location
- Rite Aid - the preferred pharmacy for SHIP insured students. UnitedHealthcare (UHCSR) will cover over-the-counter (OTC) at-home pick up at Rite Aid.
- Federal Government At-Home Tests - Order at-home tests to be shipped directly to you. Each household can order 2 sets of 4 (8 tests total) for free.
Reimbursement for Test Kits
Please check with your insurance provider to see if you qualify for reimbursement for over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits. SHIP insured students may submit a receipt for reimbursement at uhcsr.com/My Account along a completed reimbursement form.
COVID-19 Testing & Arrival Instructions
Those students who have uploaded their necessary COVID-19 vaccination information to their HaverHealth Portal should report to Founders Hall for testing between the times listed below for the date you are arriving.
- All students will be required to test for COVID on campus January 15, 16, and 17 and again on January 22, 23, and 24 Schedule through the Aura app.
- International students must test upon arrival.
- Unvaccinated students must test upon arrival and schedule weekly testing. Unvaccinated students may not work off campus and must remain masked unless in their own room by themselves.
Health Services is currently reaching out to students who have not communicated their COVID-19 vaccination card for verification. Please do not resubmit your information if it has already been submitted.
Haverford College has partnered with Genetworx to implement COVID testing.
Genetworx will be onsite:
- Mondays & Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Last Day: Wednesday, May 11
- Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Last Day: Saturday, May 7
All students who are being tested during any Genterworx testing window must sign up for a testing slot on the app. If you have additional questions about Genetworx or the Aura application, you will be instructed to email Genetworx in their introductory email.
If You Exhibit COVID-19 Symptoms or Test Positive
Any individual who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home. Students should reach out to the Health Center; faculty and staff should reach out to a medical provider. If the symptoms resolve within 24 hours, individuals can return to campus activity. If symptoms persist, individuals should not return to campus activity unless cleared by a medical provider. Students self-isolating or requesting meal delivery or pick-up must contact Health Services.
Quarantine, Isolation, and Close Contacts
Any positive student will be placed in designated isolation spaces with availability to telehealth, counseling, as well as academic support and dining services. The college has identified appropriate isolation spaces and protocols in the event that a student(s) tests positive for COVID-19. Health Services will be adhering to Pennsylvania Department of Health contact tracing guidelines.
If You Test Positive for COVID-19 or Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19
Anyone who tests positive or is exposed to someone with COVID-19 should follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for when to stay home or quarantine depending on your vaccine status and symptoms.CDC Guidelines
Any student who has had close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after their last exposure to that person.
- However, anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and who meets the following criteria does NOT need to stay home.
- Someone who has been fully vaccinated and shows no symptoms of COVID-19.
- However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.
- Someone who has COVID-19 illness within the previous 3 months andHas recovered and remains without COVID-19 symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath)
COVID-19 Insurance Claims
Genetworx - Payments to Policyholders
If you receive a letter from Genetworx stating: "Your physician has ordered and requested Genetworx Laboratory to perform a Covid-19 or other specialized test to provide essential information that will be used to determine your treatment. We [Genetworx] have submitted a claim to your Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) insurance carrier on your behalf, which may result in BCBS sending the payment to the policy holder instead of Genetworx directly. This is due to Genetworx being an Out of Network laboratory provider with your insurance carrier. If your BCBS insurance carrier pays you or the policy holder directly for our services, we ask that you forward that payment and a copy of the explanation of benefits to Genetworx as follows"
Follow these directions: Endorse the check or write a personal check in the amount that was paid to you/policy holder. Make check payable to Genetworx and mail to: Genetworx P. O. Box 2386, Hicksville, NY 11802-2386. Please make sure to write your accession number in the memo line of the check. If you have already cashed the check and would like to pay by credit card, please call Genetworx customer service representatives at 844-998-3596. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. If your BCBS insurance has not sent you a payment, please disregard this letter. You may also receive more than one letter based upon the number of tests performed.
If you have any additional questions regarding this letter, or any other billing issues, please contact us at 844-998-3596.
LabCorp & Genetworx - Invoices/ Bills to Policyholders
We are aware that some health insurance companies have stopped reimbursing for COVID-19 surveillance testing. Haverford College will be responsible for the payment of these bills.
We will be able to take action once you receive an actual bill, not an EOB (explanation of benefits), that states your insurance claim is denied. Please send a copy of your bill to the health center at hc-healthservices [at] haverford.edu. It must be a bill that states "Payable to Company Name".
Student Health Services will forward all unpaid bills to Haverford College's Finance Department for payment.
The college will only pay for COVID surveillance testing, (ICD 10 code: Z11.59). If there are other charges on the bill (i.e. blood work, Emergency Room visit, etc.) these are NOT covered by Haverford College.
Get Vaccinated & Boosted
You are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with booster dose, to work or study at Haverford. View the Vaccine Policy.
Wear a Quality Mask
Surgical, N95, KN95, or KF94 only.
For those who are vaccinated, boosted, asymptomatic, and not a close contact, masking is optional in campus spaces, unless otherwise designated. Please carry a mask at all times. . When masking is required, you must wear a surgical mask, N95, KN95, or KF94. We ask all community members to act with care, empathy, and compassion around one another, and to voluntarily mask up whenever in doubt. See the Face Covering Policy for details.
Self-Monitor for Symptoms
All faculty, staff, and students must monitor themselves for all COVID and flu-like illness. Any individual who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home. Students should reach out to the Health Center; faculty and staff should reach out to a medical provider.
Keep Track of Your Contacts
Individuals are required to notify their recent close contacts, as defined by the CDC, in the event they test positive for COVID-19.