School Testing & Vaccination

Testing, tracking, and vaccine programs that fit your state or school district’s lesson plan.

Making COVID-safe schools a reality one test at a time.

“Primary.Health got our BinaxNOWTM program up and running in less than 24 hours. Their platform helped us create a safer in-person learning environment for all of our staff especially our teachers and students.”

Roy Mendiola, Ed.D., Superintendent, McSwain Union Elementary School District, Merced CA

Why choose Primary.Health?

We are more than just another software company. We provide the technology and support to organize, streamline, and automate cost-effective testing and vaccination programs that meet your state's school needs. Our web-based platform provides you the ability to quickly register participants, schedule appointments, arrange for easy on-site check-in and check-out, and exchange data between labs and state databases, easing the reporting process.

Technology built with you in mind

  • User-friendly, intuitive interface that works on any device
  • Web-based portal works with any browser
  • No need to install apps or create logins
  • Supports 15 languages

Steamlined Workflow Solutions & Data Analytics

  • On-Site workflow management designed to test students and staff quickly and efficiently to minimize classroom disruptions.
  • Automated state reporting and participant notifications that eliminate paperwork and reduce errors
  • Monitor program metrics, identifying outbreaks quickly, and track cases overtime at a district level through your analytics dashboard

Support & security that meets you where you are

  • Fully HIPAA-compliant
  • Customer/technical support

Ready to take the next step in safely, confidently reopening your school?

Click the link below to schedule your demo today!

How it works!

State and school district testing and vaccine programs that meet your needs.
  • 1

    Organize

    Primary.Health will provide playbooks and best practices to help you to create a safe and efficient testing program.

  • 2

    Streamline

    We make it easy to create your organization’s account, upload rosters, send registration links, and obtain parental/participant consent.

  • 3

    Automate

    Test results are automatically reported to public health agencies and back to parents/participants.

  • 4

    Analyze

    Our dashboards help you track, evaluate, and improve your testing program.

Want more information about how Primary.Health’s back-to-school program can meet your school district's needs?

Download our School-Based Rapid COVID-19 Testing Fact Sheet.

Testing so simple a child can do it!

Watch how easy your school’s COVID-19 testing solution could be. Set up your state's school testing solution today! Let us help you reopen schools safely, effectively, and easily.

California Schools

In partnership with the California Department of Public Health and the COVID-19 Testing Task Force, Primary.Health is pleased to offer free rapid testing to school districts throughout California.

 

Ready to set up your school district’s free rapid testing programs through Primary.Health?

Sign up now!

What people are saying:

We help organizations maximize limited resources by automating, streamlining, and organizing cost-effective testing and vaccination programs at scale.
Parents and students are eager for schools to reopen in San Diego. Primary.Health’s automated technology is giving us the tools we need to register, streamline and organize testing so that we can get life back to normal for our kids, while ensuring teachers
and parents feel healthy and safe.

Donnie Salamanca, Deputy Superintendent

Coronado Unified School District

With Primary.Health's software, we were able to integrate our testing technology and deploy school-based surveillance programs in a matter of days. Working with their team really was a great experience and we could not have accomplished what we did without them!

Nicholas Meyerson, CEO

Darwin Biosciences

This pilot demonstrates that having a streamlined, automated, and organized testing program is a cost-effective strategy for supporting a safe in-person learning environment for teachers, staff, and students. Primary’s technology eliminates paperwork and automates reporting so that schools can focus on safely reopening. We are happy to see that Coronado was able to stand up and independently run their testing program using our platform, data analytics, and health equity tools.

Andrew Kobylinski, CEO

Primary.Health

Primary.Health in the News

Primary.Health is committed to safely opening schools.

 

 

In partnership with Public Health Institute, and funding from the California Endowment and Ballmer group, Primary.Health is supporting the Safely Opening Schools (SOS) pilot. The SOS pilot is an eight-week program that promotes rapid antigen testing twice weekly in 10 elementary and middle schools throughout California with the intention of safely reopening schools.

Find out more about the SOS Pilot

Solutions that meet your State’s School Testing & Vaccine Program needs.

We work with the best science available to expand access and lower the cost of COVID-19 testing and vaccination for your state’s schools program.

Our Platform Supports

  • PCR testing
  • SalivaDirectTM
  • Abbott BinaxNOWTM
  • Sofia® (real-time PCR)
  • Rapid antigen
  • LAMP
  • Emerging technologies
  • Flu vaccine
  • COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Features:

  • Unique access codes
  • Health equity tools
  • Multi-dose scheduling
  • management
  • Appointment reminders
  • Proper dosing intervals
  • Pre-screening questions
  • Automated follow-up symptom questionnaire

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do testing and vaccination cost?

Primary.Health works with state and county offices of education to set up affordable, efficient testing programs at scale. Individual school districts and private schools should contact their county and state education agencies to discuss making Primary.Health’s services available to all participating districts.

How do I sign my school up?

Please contact your state or county office of education to find out if Primary.Health’s services are available in your area.

Are test results reported to public health authorities?

Yes, Primary.Health automates the reporting process for all test results and vaccinations to state and county databases. We also automatically notify participants of their results and provide digital copies of test results and vaccination records.

What kind of tests and vaccines do you offer?

Primary.Health’s platform supports all different types of COVID-19 testing and vaccination. Your school district may have access to rapid antigen, PCR, LAMP, or other types of COVID-19 testing. We also support all brands of COVID-19 vaccine. If you do not have access to test kits, Primary.Health can refer you to recommended labs and suppliers.

How is the specimen collected?

It depends on the type of testing your school district chooses to use. For rapid antigen tests, most participants self-swab about one inch inside the nose (anterior nasal). For saliva PCR testing, children and adults will spit into a tube or cup up to the fill line. As other types of testing come to market, Primary.Health will work to incorporate them into our platform.

Who administers the tests?

Primary.Health empowers school districts to run their own testing programs. This reduces costs and avoids extra people coming onto your campus. Primary.Health will help train school nurses, administrators, and teachers on how to run efficient, convenient testing programs.

What equipment do I need?

Primary.Health’s software works on any Internet-connected device (tablet, laptop, smartphone) using any web browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox). For laptops, we recommend a USB-connected webcam. For tablets and smartphones, you will use your device’s camera.

Does Primary.Health provide test kits and PPE?

Primary.Health’s software supports all different brands of COVID-19 testing and vaccination. Typically, your state or county will supply the test kits. Primary.Health will provide playbooks and checklists for the recommended PPE and hardware you will need to run your state or school district’s testing program.

Does Primary.Health provide vaccine supply?

Primary.Health will work with your local health agency to support teacher/staff vaccination clinics. We do not have access to vaccine supply. We will also provide playbooks and consult on how to run a smooth and efficient vaccine clinic in your school’s parking lot, gymnasium or other setting using our software to register for vaccine appointments and ensure all CDC and state reporting is completed.

Why should we test for COVID-19 in schools?

According to a study published by DP Oran, EJ Topol in the Annals of Internal Medicine up to 40% of infected persons may not have symptoms, despite harboring high levels of SARS-CoV-2 virus. Regular testing of students, teachers, and staff allows schools to identify asymptomatic cases and isolate them proactively, increasing a safe return to school while simultaneously providing peace of mind to those who receive negative test results.

How long does testing take?

For both rapid and PCR tests, we recommend participants swab and go. It is much safer than staying in the room waiting for your test results. Most districts will be able to perform about 40-50 rapid tests per hour with one tester and one helper. PCR testing takes even less time, but you do not get the results right away.

Can I track outbreaks by district and campus?

Yes, Primary.Health provides daily, weekly, monthly reports with detailed statistics and analytics to help track any outbreaks, patterns, or irregularities in your testing program. Our dashboards help inform stepped up safety protocols and can facilitate contact tracing.