The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) began opening additional novel coronavirus testing sites across Indiana on Wednesday, under a contract with OptumServe Health Services, powered by Logistics Health, Inc. The sites represent a major expansion of testing availability for symptomatic Hoosiers and their families.
In the first 30 days, 100,000 Hoosiers are expected to be tested, ISDH said in a news release. Testing is for any person exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, close contacts of Hoosiers who have tested positive for the coronavirus, or residents of congregate living settings. Individuals who meet these criteria can get tested without visiting a health care provider.
In the next seven days, 20 testing sites will open in Indiana National Guard armories, and an additional 30 testing sites will open in the next 14 days, for a total of 50 testing sites. Each site will be open for at least eight hours per day, Monday – Friday. A map of available testing sites
Testing is by appointment only, and registration will open 48 hours before testing sites open. To sign up for an appointment, Hoosiers must register through the Optum portal
or call 888-634-1116.
Results will be available within 48 hours, on average. Results will be provided to the patient in a phone call if the test is positive or by email or text message if the test is negative.
Patients will not be charged for testing, and insurance is not required. If a patient has private health insurance, they should bring that information with them.
OptumServe will collect the swabs and specimens and manage the testing and reporting of data. The company is providing its own supplies, PPE, testing kits, staffing and lab in order to increase Indiana’s overall testing capacity.
ISDH will continue to target focused testing and high-risk populations in its testing.