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COVID-19 Testing Information

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Connect with the Indiana Patient Test Results Portal to track all of your COVID-19 test results in one location using Access Indiana.
Click here then on the tile "COVID-19 Indiana Patient Test results Portal from the Indiana Department of Health."


Click an icon on the map below for specific test site information.

Free Community Test Site
Healthcare Provider or Retail Site
Rapid Antigen Tests Available
IDOH/Gravity Test Site

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Patients with COVID-19 have experienced mild to severe respiratory illness, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel (new) coronavirus. It is not the same as other types of coronaviruses that commonly circulate among people and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet or fewer for a total of 15 minutes over a 24-hour period) through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

WHO NEEDS A COVID-19 TEST?

People who have symptoms of COVID-19 should be tested, and those who are fully-vaccinated who are a close contact of a confirmed case should check with a healthcare provider. Please quarantine yourself from others as much as possible while you wait for your test results to prevent the spread of infection in case your test comes back positive. You do not need to be tested if you have tested positive in the last 90 days.

Confirmatory PCR tests are no longer required for BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests. Either PCR or BinaxNOW test results will suffice for testing for COVID-19 for both asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals. This does not apply to anyone who lives in a congregate setting, such as long-term care facilities, correctional and detention facilities, homeless shelters and other group shelters. These congregate settings should still follow CDC’s outlined protocols for antigen testing.

Frequently Asked Questions about testing:

Q. What should I do if I think I need a test?
A. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. If you have a medical appointment, call your doctor’s office or emergency department, and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients. You can also consult a healthcare provider through telehealth, if that is an option. You do not need to be tested if you are fully vaccinated close contact and don’t live in a congregate setting or if you have had COVID-19 in the past three months, as long as you don’t develop new symptoms.

Q. How can I get tested?
A. The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) continues to work to provide sites across the state to test Hoosiers for COVID-19. Check the specific site information on the map above for details.

Hoosiers will not be charged for testing, and insurance is not required. If you have private health insurance, please bring that information with you.

Q: Can children be tested?

A: Children may be tested, but the age may vary by location. It is important for your child to remain still during the swabbing procedure to prevent injury to his/her nasal passages. Testing at state Department of Health sites for children ages 6 months to 2 years requires parental assistance. If your child has a condition that prevents adequate restraining, or is unable to be adequately restrained, our testing site cannot perform the test. The test site may also not be the best location for testing of children younger one year old. We recommend you contact your child’s primary care provider for testing in these situations.

Q. Should I have a serology/antibody test?
A. We don’t know yet if the presence of antibodies are neutralizing and protective or not.  Because the antibody test does not give information on the infectious status. People can still infect others even though they have an antibody response. It also doesn’t mean that they are immune because we don’t know if their antibodies are enough to keep someone immune or for how long.  

Q. Where can I get a rapid antigen test?
A. Rapid antigen tests, or point of care testing, typically return results in approximately 15–30 minutes. Antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2 are generally less sensitive than real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and other nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) for detecting the presence of viral nucleic acid. Sites on the map with a red pin indicates those with rapid antigen testing. Some schools also have rapid testing available for return from quarantine on day 8 if close contact has no symptoms.

Q. Where can I get more information?
A. Questions about COVID-19 may be directed to the IDOH COVID-19 Call Center at the toll-free number 877-826-0011 (available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily).

Q. Is there information available to help me know what my test results mean? 
Click here for Guidance on interpreting COVID-19 Test results.

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This site was last updated 12/01/2021 4:35 PM