INDIANAPOLIS — As cases of COVID-19 continue to surge, the Marion County Public Health Department on Monday said effective immediately anyone seeking a test at one of its three drive-thru testing sites needs to be pre-registered to receive a test.
"Over the past several days, we have seen a significant rise in the number of people visiting our COVID-19 testing sites," Dr. Virginia Caine, director and chief medical officer of the Marion County Public Health Department, said. "Registering in advance will result in shorter lines and a shorter wait time to get tested."
People are encouraged to register online. Residents who do not have internet access, or need help completing the online application, should call 317-221-5515.
"Our drive-thru testing, along with everyone wearing face coverings, washing hands and social distancing, is a critical part of slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Marion County," Caine said.
COVID-19 testing sites offered by the Marion County Public Health Department are:
- MCPHD Main Building, 3838 N. Rural St. — Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- MCPHD South District Health Office, 7551 S. Shelby St. — Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- 3685 Commercial Drive — Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.