Barrett: Free COVID-19 testing offered to all Hoosiers

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:10 pm

STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2020) – Coronavirus testing is now offered to all Hoosiers at OptumServe sites throughout the state, regardless of whether they are at high risk or symptomatic, according to State Rep. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond).

He said Hoosiers can visit and click on "COVID-19 Testing Information" to find a nearby state-sponsored testing site offering free services to anyone who lives or works in Indiana, including children. For Wayne County, an OptumServe site is located at 601 E. Main St., in Richmond.

"As our state continues to slowly reopen, testing is important to ensure we are doing so safely," Barrett said. "Test results will help Hoosiers know if they should isolate themselves or not, which is key to limiting the spread of the virus."

All tests at OptumServe sites are performed by licensed clinical staff, and include an FDA-authored nasal swab for the active COVID-19 virus. Registration for testing is required, and can be completed by phone at 888-634-1116 or online at

Hoosiers will not be charged for testing, and insurance is not required. Those with private health insurance are asked to bring their information with them.

Other locations offer COVID-19 tests to Hoosiers, but requirements and costs may vary at these sites.

Barrett said provides continuous updates on what Indiana is doing to address COVID-19.


State Rep. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) represents House District 56,

which includes portions of Wayne County.

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