Covid 19 – Getting tested and vaccination
You will find here information about what to do in case you have Covid-19 symptoms, or have been in contact with a confirmed Covid-19 person, where to get tested, or how to get vaccinated.
Last updated: 14 October 2021
 

Testing for Covid-19

Types of screening tests

  • Virological test ("RT-PCR"): result usually available within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Antigenic test (or "TROD", for "Test Rapide d'Orientation Diagnostique", rapid diagnostic orientation test): quick result, within 30 minutes.
  • Self-test ("autotest"): sold in pharmacies, these tests do not have the same clinical performance as virological 'RT-PCR' tests, and are not recommended if you have been in contact with someone with confirmed Covid-19, or if you have Covid-19 symptoms.
In case of a negative result, the PCR and antigenic tests allow to obtain a health pass valid for 72 hours.
The negative result of a self-test, even if performed under the supervision of a health professional, does not allow to obtain a health pass anymore.

Testing or screening centers

  • In Grenoble, on the St-Martin-d'Hères campus (until October 28, 2021)
In collaboration with the CHUGA, a screening center has opened on the St-Martin-d'Hères campus, at the "Bibliothèques Universitaires" tram stop, next to the Métrovélo agency.
Access to this screening center is free.

As of Friday October 15, only the following persons will be allowed:
- minors (under 18 years old),
- those who have been vaccinated and have a health pass,
- those with a prescription,
- UGA students and staff who have symptoms of Covid-19.

The screening center will be open with no appointment:
- 9am to 4pm on Monday, Wednedsay and Friday,
- 9am to 12:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

If you are affiliated with the French state health insurance: you must present an ID and your "carte Vitale" or your health insurance certificate (whether temporary or permanent).
If you are not affiliated to the French state health insurance: you must show proof of address in France and present your student card or professional card.
 
Good to know
This screening center performs PCR tests only. The result is usually obtained within 24 hours. You will not be able to obtain a health pass the same day.
  • Other screening or testing places
You can get tested in a dedicated center, a laboratory, a pharmacy or by some health professionals.
> See the list of all testing locations on the website Santé.fr

Cost and coverage of tests

As of October 15, 2021, screening tests will no longer be systematically free or covered by the Health insurance.
  • Getting tested will be covered and reimbursed only for persons in one of the following situations:
- vaccinated against Covid-19 (full vaccination schedule),
- medical contraindication that prevents vaccination against Covid-19,
- minors (under 18 years old),
- identified by the Health Insurance as a contact person,
- with a certificate of recovery less than 6 months old,
- group screening organized by an institution,
- positive antigenic test less than 48 hours old (requiring a confirmatory PCR test),
- coming from countries classified in orange or red zones and for the test to be performed at the end of the quarantine period,
- on medical prescription (e.g. in case of symptoms).

In these cases, you will have to present the documents corresponding to your situation:
vaccination or recovery certificate, ID (for minors), email or SMS from the Health Insurance justifying contact at risk, proof of transportation and declaration on honor (for people coming from countries in orange or red zones), medical prescription.

You will also need to present your French Health Insurance certificate, 'carte Vitale' or European Health Insurance Card.
  • For any other situation, the tests will be charged:
- 44€ for a PCR test,
- from 22 to 45€ for an antigenic test.

> Find out more

Vaccination against Covid-19

Access to vaccination

Anyone residing in France (from the age of 12), covered by the French state health insurance or having a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), can get vaccinated against Covid-19 free of charge.
If you are registered with French state health insurance, you will need to show your health insurance certificate or 'carte Vitale', and a piece of ID.
If you have an EHIC, you will need to show a piece of ID and a proof of address in France in addition to your EHIC.
 
You already received one or two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine in your country before coming to France?
> Check on our “Pass Sanitaire” news if you can obtain a French equivalent of your certificate, or if you need to take one or two more doses in France to get a health pass.

Vaccination centers

  • In Grenoble, on the St-Martin-d'Hères campus (until October 28, 2021)
In collaboration with the CHUGA, and for UGA students and staff, vaccination slots will be available from October 14 to 28, 2021, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 4 pm.
Vaccinations will take place at the screening center on the St-Martin-d'Hères campus, at the "Bibliothèques Universitaires" tram stop, next to the Métrovélo agency.
> Make an appointment on the Keldoc website
  • In Grenoble
You can make an appointment at a vaccination center directly online:
> See the list of vaccination centers and make an appointment
Or by phone, at 0800 009 110 (7 days a week from 6am to 10pm).
  • In Valence
You can make an appointment at a vaccination center directly online:
> Make an appointment at a vaccination center
Or by phone, at 0800 009 110 (7 days a week from 6am to 10pm).

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

Respect the health precautions and sanitary measures (wearing a face mask, wash hands often, stay at least 2 meters away from others…).

Inform your institution:
  • ENSAG: contact your Admissions Office (“service de scolarité”).
  • Grenoble INP: contact by email the Admissions Office (“service de scolarité”) of your school if you are a student, or your manager if you are a member of staff.
  • Sciences Po. Grenoble: send an email to covid-etudiants@iepg.fr
  • Other departments (UGA): fill out the self-reporting form corresponding to your situation:
Stay home for 7 days, after the first symptoms appeared or after your last contact with someone with confirmed Covid-19.
You will have to stay home for 10 days if you are tested positive.
> Find out more about the isolation period

Get tested with a PCR test as soon as possible, or 7 days after your last contact with someone with confirmed Covid-19 if you do not live under the same roof.
You do not need a prescription (more information above).
Once you get the results, follow the instructions given by the testing center, and inform your school / faculty / employer of the results.

If you think your situation requires medical evaluation:
  • Call your referring doctor.
  • In Grenoble
    UGA students and doctoral students can call the university 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 contact 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).
Published on  January 26, 2021
Updated on October 15, 2021