Vaccination and testing

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.

Testing for Covid-19

In Grenoble, on the St-Martin-d'Hères campus

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 and without appointment, from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm.

  • 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.

Coverage (reimbursements) of tests

Until 14 October 2021, if you reside in France, the tests are covered by the health insurance. You will need to present either your 'carte Vitale', your health insurance certificate (whether provisional or permanent), or your European Health Insurance Card along with a proof of address.
If you are in this situation, and had to pay, you can claim for the reimbursement with the health insurance CPAM.

As of 15 October 2021, tests will be reimbursed only if on medical prescription, or if you are designated as a contact person by the Health Insurance.
The different options and places for getting tested
You can get tested in a dedicated center, a laboratory, a pharmacy or by a health professional.

At a laboratory: before going there, contact the laboratory to check whether an appointment is necessary.
At a pharmacy: mainly for antigenic tests, which allow a quick result, within 15 to 30 minutes after.
By a health professional: doctors or nurses can carry out the tests, either in their office or at your home.
At the airport: check with the airport beforehand to find out about the testing procedures.


As of September 29, 2021, the vaccination center located at Alpexpo will be closed. The UGA is working with the CHUGA to continue to provide vaccinations to its staff and students. A vaccination center remains active at the CHUGA, the Elisée Chatin center (La Tronche site), which is open from Monday to Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

You can make an appointment via the Keldoc website 

Centre Elisée Chatin 


The UGA and the CHUGA are organizing to offer you vaccination appointments (RNA-messenger vaccine) on the university campus of Saint-Martin-d'Hères, in addition to the vaccination appointments open at the CHUGA center.

These appointments will be offered to UGA students and staff on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m., during the period from October 14 to 28, 2021, in the room currently hosting the screening center located at the "university libraries" streetcar stop. You can make an appointment on Keldoc.

Vaccination continues to be free for all.

Appointments can be made :

  • Online, via the website Santé.fr,

  • By phone, calling:
    • 0800 009 110 (7 days / week, 6am to 10pm),
    • your local vaccination center: contact details available on Santé.fr,
  • Via your referring doctor.
Published on October 15, 2021