You have been selected to receive free COVID-19 testing. The testing is part of a study by the Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health and the Indiana Department of Health to better understand the impact of COVID-19 across the Hoosier state. Please help with this study by getting tested.
You will be asked to provide both a nasal (nose) swab and anyone age 12 and older will also provide a small blood sample at a testing site near you. You will also be asked a series of questions regarding your health and any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 infection.
You will be tested regardless of signs or symptoms at the time and regardless of whether or not you have been tested before. Testing sites for this study will be made available across the state of Indiana. Test results will be kept confidential and will be available to you on a secure website as soon as they are ready. Participants with positive virology test results will be called by contact tracers to help ensure the safe, sustainable and effective quarantine of contacts to prevent additional transmission.
Please consider participating to help inform decisions about how to best protect Hoosiers during this public health emergency. Call 866-254-3933 for more information or click here to register for the study.
Testing for this study ends Saturday, Oct 3.
Test sites are listed below. Walk-ins are accepted.
Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 (Tuesday - Thursday)
Lake County: Lafayette Elementary School, 856 Sibley Street, Hammond
Elkhart County: Northside Gymnasium, 300 Lawrence Street. Elkhart
Allen County: Ivy Tech Community College - Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne
Cass County: Ivy Tech Community College - Logansport Campus, 1 Ivy Tech Way, Logansport
Grant County: Ivy Tech Community College - Marion Campus, 261 S. Commerce Drive. Marion
Tippecanoe County: Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette Campus, 3101 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette
Hamilton County: Ivy Tech Community College - Noblesville Campus, 300 N. 17th Street, Noblesville
Marion County: Same location Tu-Sa Ivy tech Community College - Downtown Indianapolis Campus, 50 West Fall Creek Parkway North Drive, Indianapolis
Wayne County: Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond Campus, 2357 Chester Boulevard, Richmond
Vigo County: Ivy Tech Community College - Terre Haute Campus, 8000 South Education Drive, Terre Haute
Monroe County: Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington Main Campus, 200 Daniels Way, Bloomington
Knox County: Good Samaritan Hospital, 720 S. Seventh Street (old front doors), Vincennes
Harrison County: May & Joe Rhoads Memorial Pool, 2150 Poolside Drive, Corydon
Scott County: Scott County Health Dept 1296 N Gardner Street, Scottsburg
Vanderburgh County: Ivy Tech Community College - Evansville Campus, 3501 N. First Avenue, Evansville
Oct. 2 - 3 (Friday and Saturday)
LaPorte County: LaPorte County Health Department, 302 West Eighth St., Michigan City
Kosciusko County: Central Park Pavilion, 119 E Canal St., Warsaw
Wells County: Hope Missionary Church, 429 E. Dustman Road, Bluffton
Howard County: Ivy Tech Community College - Downtown Kokomo Campus, 105 W. Sycamore St., Kokomo
Delaware County: Ivy Tech Community College - Muncie Campus, 345 S. High St., Muncie
Hendricks County: Hendricks County Fairgrounds, 1900 E Main St., Danville
Hancock County: E911 Center, 640 S. Franklin St., Greenfield
Marion County: Tu-Sa Ivy Tech Community College - Downtown Indianapolis Campus, 50 West Fall Creek Parkway North Drive, Indianapolis
Johnson County: Ivy Tech Community College - Franklin Campus, 2205 McClain Drive, Franklin
Franklin County: Franklin County 4-H Fairgrounds, 11225 County Park Road, Brookville
Owen County: 9 Crane Ave., Spencer
Lawrence County: Lawrence County Fairgrounds, 11261 US 50, Bedford
Switzerland County: Switzerland County Fairgrounds, 507 Vineyard St., Vevay
Perry County: Ivy Tech Community College - Tell City Campus, 1034 31st St., Tell City
Gibson County: Ivy Tech Community College - Princeton Campus, 2431 S. Crabtree Drive, Princeton
Here are some frequently asked questions about the study:
Q: Can I still participate in the study if I already tested positive?
A: Yes, by agreeing to participate in the study, they will take a nasal (nose) swab and a blood draw, which can help identify antibodies which may have developed since your positive test.
Q: What kind of information do I have to give?
A: You will need your name and date of birth, address, phone and email (if you have one), to register, no one should ask you for your Social Security number or any financial information for this study. You will also be asked a series of questions regarding your health and any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 infection.
Q: Can I transfer this to my family member, spouse, etc.?
A: This opportunity is available only to the person who received notification by mail, phone or text about the study.
Q: Do I have to pay for the test or does my insurance have to pay?
A: This opportunity for testing is free to the participants.
Q: Do I have to have symptoms to participate?
A: You will be tested regardless of signs or symptoms at the time.
Q: Where do I have to go to get tested?
A: Testing sites will be made available across the state of Indiana for purposes of this study and you can find a location closest to you when you register.
Q: What are they doing with my results?
A: You will be helping Indiana and protecting your fellow Hoosiers by helping us better understand the prevalence of COVID-19 in Indiana. You will be notified of your results about whether you are currently infected with COVID-19. Additionally, your blood will be tested looking for antibodies to COVID-19. We will also notify you of the results of this test and what it means for you.
Q: How will I get my results?
A: You’ll be able to choose how you’d like to receive your test results at registration.
Q: How many people are being tested?
A: Approximately 5,000 people are planned to be included in the study.
Q: Do I have to participate?
A: No, the study is voluntary.