State opens up COVID-19 testing to anybody next week

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 16:31:27-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The state of Indiana announced a big change to its COVID-19 testing policy Friday.

Anybody, whether they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or not, can be tested for the coronavirus beginning Monday.

This new policy applies to the 204 OptumServe locations in 80% of Indiana counties.

Over the last few months, the state has slowly relaxed the rules on who can get tested. Now, if you live or work in Indiana, you can get tested at one of the sites across the state.

“We recognize this is a significant change from our focus on high-risk individuals and those who are symptomatic,” Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box said. “Our testing capacity has improved significantly since the start of this pandemic and we want Hoosiers to take advantage of that.”

To make an appointment at one of the testing sites, click here or call 888-634-1116.

You do not get charged for testing and insurance is not required but if you have private health insurance, you’re asked to bring it to your testing appointment.