Prescott: Free COVID-19 testing offered to all Hoosiers

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:36 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. J.D. Prescott (R-Union City).

He said Hoosiers can visit coronavirus.in.gov 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 Randolph County, an OptumServe site is located at 399 Thompson St., in Winchester.

"As people get back to work and businesses reopen at higher capacities, increased testing is important," Prescott said. "We need to ensure people are healthy while we get back on track. Getting tested, with or without symptoms, will help Hoosiers know if they can safely interact with others or if they should isolate themselves."

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 lhi.care/covidtesting

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.

Prescott said coronavirus.in.gov provides continuous updates on what Indiana is doing to address COVID-19.

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State Rep. J.D. Prescott (R-Union City) represents House District 33, which

includes Jay and Randolph counties, and a portion of Delaware County.

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