List of COVID-19 test sites in Michiana released Tuesday

A nurse at a drive up COVID-19 coronavirus testing station, set up by the University of Washington Medical Center, talks to a person arriving to be tested as they sit in their car, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Seattle. UW Medicine is conducting drive-thru testing in a hospital parking garage and has screened hundreds of staff members, faculty and trainees for the COVID-19 coronavirus. U.S. hospitals are setting up triage tents, calling doctors out of retirement, guarding their supplies of face masks and making plans to cancel elective surgery as they brace for an expected onslaught of coronavirus patients. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Do you need to get tested for COVID-19?

Incident Command has released a list of area testing sites, though keep in mind you must be issued a doctor’s order to receive a test.

The locations for testing are as follows:

  • Goshen Urgent Care on US 33
  • Goshen Health Emergency Room (ER) tent outside the door
  • Beacon’s Elkhart General Hospital tent off of Arcade Ave.
  • St. Joseph Physician Network People’s Clinic will begin testing on 4/13 for patients who are part of Select Health Network off of County Road 17
  • South Bend Clinic at Healthy Beginnings 1400 Hudson St. (preregistration at 574/307-6870)
  • Heart City Health, testing at all three locations you may obtain doctor’s order onsite

According to House Bill 6074, testing is free to everyone. If you have insurance, your insurance will be billed but you will not receive a bill for any balance. If you are uninsured, you will not be charged.

The best way to protect yourself from any respiratory illness, including COVID-19, is to do the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60% or higher alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice social distancing (no group functions such as book clubs, meetings, and/or congregations of 10 or more)
  • Stay home unless you need to go somewhere essential.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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1 comment

Victoria Bayes April 7, 2020 at 10:26 am

I called the number Monday 4/6/2020 was told be ready for an email at 9:20 to 9:40 it is now 4/7/2020 still NO EMIAIL..gave all my info name, phone number, email address waited ALL DAY. So much for HELP! I was in EGH ER on 3/6/2020 with SEVER SINUS INFECTION have had a Z pack and a 10 day antibiotic and still am having alot of sinus/breathing/shortness of breath/coughing/light headedness/sneezing fever on and off but what ever..


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