INDIANAPOLIS — Two new COVID-19 testing sites are coming to Indianapolis, while two existing locations are closing.
The new ones will offer drive-through and walk-up testing in areas of Marion County most impacted by the virus, according the the Marion County Health Department.
The department's first COVID-19 testing site at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, which began on April 2, will end on Friday, May 27, while testing ended Friday at the Eastern Star Church main campus on East 30th Street.
Beginning Wednesday, May 20, drive-through and walk-up testing for COVID-19 will be offered on the east side of Indianapolis at Warren Central High School, 9500 E. 16th Street. Testing will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Testing will be closed on Memorial Day.
Testing will also be offered on the west side at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 W. 16th Street, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. beginning Tuesday, May 26.
All testing at these sites is by appointment only.
“I am extremely appreciative for the way our community has come together to offer much-needed COVID-19 testing,” said Virginia Caine, M.D., director and chief medical officer of the Marion County Public Health Department. “I want to thank the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Eastern Star Church for their tremendous partnership in reaching the community. These new sites at Warren Central High School and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are critical in our continued efforts to offer testing in COVID-19 hot spots around Marion County.”
This free community testing is aimed at addressing health disparities among diverse populations. Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms are strongly encouraged to get tested.
The criteria for testing at these sites include those who are experiencing the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle pains
- Sore throats
- New loss of taste/smell
With or without symptoms in any of the following groups:
- Seniors over 65 years of age
- Those with weakened immune systems
- Frontline essential workers
Residents with symptoms of COVID-19 or who meet other testing criteria can register at: https://mcphdredcap.hhcorp.org/surveys/?s=A4F4NY3PDH
For more information, or to get assistance in registering, please call (317) 221-5515 or (317) 221-8967.