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What to do in case you have symptoms ? Where to get tested ?

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The Université Grenoble Alpes is making every effort to ensure both the safety of all and optimal welcome, study and work conditions.

You will find here information about what to do if you have symptoms, as well as how to get tested for Covid-19.

Please note
Wearing a face mask is mandatory both inside university buildings AND outside on the Saint-Martin-d’Hères campus, as well as in the city centers of Grenoble and Valence.

If you have Covid-19 like symptoms* or have been in contact with someone with confirmed Covid-19


  • Wear a face mask, wash hands often, avoid close contact (stay at least 1m away from others),
  • Inform your school / faculty / HR department:
    • ENSAG: your Admissions Office (“service de scolarité”)
    • Grenoble INP: the Admission Office (“service de scolarité”) of your school
    • Sciences Po. Grenoble: covid-etudiants@iepg.fr
    • Other departments (UGA): fill the form available on the student intranet (LEO), or send an email to covid19@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr if you do not have access to ‘LEO’ yet.
    • Your Human Resources Department if you are employed
  • Stay home for 7 days, after the first symptoms appeared or after your last contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19
  • Get tested for Covid-19 infection as soon as possible, or 7 days after your last contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 if you not live under the same roof. No prescription is needed, and you can get tested even if you do not have a health insurance certificate yet. The test can be made in a laboratory or at the delocalized CHUGA testing center (see details below).
  • If you think your situation requires medical evaluation, please call your referent doctor.
    • In Grenoble – UGA students and PhD students can call the students health center, dialing 04.76.82.82.38, Monday to Friday, 8am till 12pm (except Tuesdays, 10am till 12pm). You can also contact the ‘Pôle de Santé Interprofessionnel du Sud-Est Grenoblois’ dialing 09.63.66.34.52 or by email etudiant@cpts-seg.fr.
    • In Valence – UGA students or PhD students can call the Centre Santé Jeunes, by dialing 04.75.56.62.11.
  • If you have trouble breathing or feel out of breath, call the emergency service: dial 15 (114 for deaf and hard of hearing).
  • Once you get the results, follow the instructions given by the testing center, and inform your school / faculty / HR department of the results.

*Among the symptoms: fever, cough, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, headaches, sore throats, sometimes diarrhea...


More info
Santé Publique France info sheet « J’ai les signes de la maladie du COVID-19 »
French Ministry of health info sheet « Isolement, test : Que faire ? »
Université Grenoble Alpes Students Health Center website, section Covid-19


Testing for Covid-19


You have two possibilities:
  • In a laboratory: you can find the list of all laboratories where a Covid-19 test can be made on the Santé.fr website. Before going to the laboratory, please check whether you must make an appointment. You could also be asked to fill out this form beforehand.
  • On the Saint-Martin-d’Hères campus: at the CHUGA testing center (details below)

CHUGA testing center on the Saint-Martin-d’Hères campus

Since September 7, and until October 16, 2020, a Covid-19 testing center is open on the St-Martin-d’Hères campus, managed by the CHUGA (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Grenoble Alpes).

  • Who can get tested ?
The center is opened exclusively for the UGA students and staff members.
Only students and members of staff having symptoms, or having had contact with someone with confirmed Covid-19 (and were not able to respect the basic precautions, including wearing a face mask) can get tested.
You must make an appointment before going.

  • How much does it cost ?
Getting tested is totally free, even if you do not have a health insurance certificate yet.
And you will need no prescription.

  • Where is the testing center ?
On the ground floor of the Maison de la création et de l’innovation (MACI) - 339, avenue centrale – 38 400 Saint-Martin d’Hères (Tram B, station Gabriel Fauré).

  • How to make an appointment ?
Appointments must be made online:
https://mychuga.sante-ra.fr/EspacePublic/PrendreRDV.aspx?cr=0314
Appointments are possible Monday to Friday, 9am to 12pm and 12:40pm to 4pm.
To get an appointment, you have to create an account mychuga, where your personal information as well as the test results will be safely stored.
Download the tutorial for making an appointment at the Covid-19 testing center

  • The day of your appointment
Please bring :
- Your ID or passport
- Your student card or professional card (for staff)
- Your face mask (mandatory)
- Your own pen

Detailed information about what to do if you test positive or negative will be given when going to the center to get tested.

For any information about the Covid-19 (other than medical)
Call 0800 130 000 (free call)
Updated on September 17, 2020

Protect yourself and others

Let’s all respect the sanitary precautions, in order to avoid the spread of the virus.
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