Expanded Testing Begins In Indiana Through Partnership With OptumServe

May 6, 2020

 

A Beacon Health COVID-19 testing worker takes information from a patient at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. The state's partnership with OptumServe is designed to expand the state's testing capacity.
Credit Justin Hicks / IPB News

The state’s COVID-19 testing partnership with OptumServe Health Services launched Wednesday at 20 sites across the state. 

The partnership is designed to expand the state’s testing capacity, with the stated goal of testing 100,000 people within the first 30 days.

State Health Commissioner Kris Box says people who are in higher risk groups – older than 65, high blood pressure, diabetes, or are a person of color – should sign up for testing.

“Please come get tested. You do not have to be symptomatic,” Box says.

People who have symptoms or who have been in close contact with a symptomatic person can get tested without a doctor’s order. 

Box says they’ll add 30 additional testing sites in the coming days.

To register for testing go to lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1116.

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This is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. However, we recommend checking the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Indiana State Department of Health for the most recent numbers of COVID-19 cases.