Two new COVID-19 community testing sites will offer drive-through and walk-up testing in areas of Marion County most impacted by the virus.
The new sites will replace two other testing locations. The Marion County Public Health Department’s first COVID-19 testing site at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, which began on April 2, will end May 27. The last day of testing at the Eastern Star Church main campus on East 30th Street was May 15.
Beginning Wednesday, May 20, drive-through and walk-up testing for COVID-19 will be offered at Warren Central High School, 9500 E. 16th St., 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 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 W. 16th St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. beginning Tuesday, May 26.
The free community testing is aimed at addressing health disparities among diverse populations. The health department is encouraging individuals with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested, as well as those with or without symptoms who are over age 65, immunocompromised, or a frontline essential worker. The criteria for testing at these sites include those who are:
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle pains
- Sore throats
- New loss of taste/smell
With or without symptoms
- Seniors over 65 years of age
- Those with weakened immune systems
- Frontline essential workers
All testing at the sites is by appointment only. Residents with symptoms of COVID-19, or who meet other testing criteria, can register at MarionHealth.org/indycovid. More information, or assistance with registering, is available by calling (317) 221-5515 or (317) 221-8967.
The new sites have been set up through a partnership between the county health department, the city, the Indianapolis Medical Society and the Aesculapian Medical Society.
The health department says it will continue to work with Eastern Star Church to identify nearby facilities that house individuals who are unable to leave those facilities, and provide testing for them.