School Testing & Vaccination
Testing, tracking, and vaccine programs that fit your state or school district’s lesson plan.
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
Stream-lined 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
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?
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.
Our Platform Supports
- PCR testing
- Abbott BinaxNOWTM
- Sofia® (real-time PCR)
- Rapid antigen
- Emerging technologies
- Flu vaccine
- COVID-19 vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine Features:
- Unique access codes
- Health equity tools
- Multi-dose scheduling
- Appointment reminders
- Proper dosing intervals
- Pre-screening questions
- Automated follow-up symptom questionnaire
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, and 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.