COVID-19 Testing Information from State Department of Health, Additional Drive-Thru Clinics in NW Indiana

From the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH): Hoosiers who have symptoms of COVID-19 and those who have been exposed and need a test to return to work are encouraged to visit a state-sponsored testing site for free testing. Individuals without symptoms who are at high risk because they are over age 65, have diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or another underlying condition, as well as those who are pregnant, live with a high-risk individual or are a member of a minority population that is at greater risk for severe illness, also are encouraged to get tested.

To facilitate testing, ISDH says it will be hosting drive-thru clinics at Morton High School in Hammond and Kankakee Valley Middle School in Wheatfield this weekend starting Thursday (May 21, 2020).  Each clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To find other testing locations around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

Officials say locations of drive-thru clinics change frequently – there is a map online to check for drive-thru clinics in your area.  ISDH also says it has partnered with OptumServe to provide test sites across the state. Registration for COVID-19 testing at an ISHD/Optum site is required and can be completed at https://lhi.care/covidtesting or by phone at 888-634-1116. There is more information at this link: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2524.htm  .