Pressel: Free COVID-19 testing offered to all Hoosiers

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:53 am

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. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie).

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 LaPorte County, an OptumServe site is located at 8466 W. Pahs Road, in Michigan City.

"As more Hoosiers return to work, it is important they have the option to get tested for COVID-19," Pressel said. "More testing will inform the state on where the virus is spreading so added precautions can be taken, if needed."

All tests at OptumServe sites are performed by licensed clinical staff, and include a 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.

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

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State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) represents House District 20,
which includes portions of LaPorte and Starke counties.
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