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Lake, Porter and Porter County Covid Test Sites

More NWIndiana Testing Sites Announced

    Current Covid Conditions are by far the most challenging time that any of us has spent. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered so many aspects of our lives. The concept and realization that things are just going to be “normal” again is something that is hard to comprehend. Yes, we will go out again, to restaurants and sporting events. We will even get on an airplane again, book a vacation, and attend meetings. But that seems like a lifetime away for many, and that is okay. We will make it through this. We will come back stronger and with more determination to make sure that we are all protected and safe, even when we socialize.

     Indiana Dept. of Health partnered with OptumServe to provide testing sites across the state. Some registration for testing at certain ISHD/Optum site are required and can be completed at https://lhi.care/covidtesting or by phone at 888-634-1123. Hoosiers will not be charged for testing and insurance is not required. If you have private health insurance, please bring that information with you.

Permanent Testing sites are:
LAKE COUNTY:

HAMMOND:
-NW Indiana ER & Hospital
7904 Cabela Dr, Hammond, IN 46324
Appointment required
Hours: Mon-Sun: 10AM-10PM;
Payment Options: Accepting all commercial insurances with a $0 upfront cost for those with accepted insurance. If you are without insurance, they also have affordable pricing options available.
(219) 554-9911
-Optum/LHI Test Site – Miller School
6530 New Hampshire Ave, Hammond, IN 46323
– Walk-in or by appointment – Reg online
Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:00AM – 8:00PM;
Requirements: Ages: 1 year and older; No testing requirements;
– By appointment. Walk-ins welcome, but individuals can preregister online in advance in advance to save time.  
-Walgreens – Calumet Ave
4445 Calumet Ave, Hammond, IN 46327
Drive-thru testing available
Hours: Mon – Sun: 9:00AM – 5:00PM;
Requirements: Testing for individuals 18 years and older; Take the eligibility assessment at Walgreens.com/COVID19Testing.
-Walgreens – Columbia Ave
6510 Columbia Ave, Hammond, IN 46320
– Drive-thru testing available
Hours: Mon – Sun: 9:00AM – 5:00PM;
Requirements: Testing for individuals 18 years and older; Take the eligibility assessment at Walgreens.com/COVID19Testing.
GRIFFITH:
-Edgewater Health
1212 N Broad St, Griffith, IN 46319
Appointment required,
Hours: Tues & Thur: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Requirements: Ages: 2 years and older; By appointment only at this location.
-Walgreenshttps://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing
1225 E Ridge Rd, Griffith, IN 46319
on – Sun: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
– Testing for individuals 18 years and older, If eligible, you will be directed to select a location and time.
LAKE STATION:
-Lake County Community Testing Site – Lake Station
2460 Vermillion St, Lake Station, IN 46405
Hours: Mon: 10:00AM – 7:00PM; Tue & Thu: 9:00AM – 5:00PM; Wed: Closed; Fri: 9:00AM – 6:00PM; Sat: 8:00AM – 2:00PM
LOWELL:
-Lake County Community Testing Site – Lowell
17105 Cline Ave, Lowell, IN 46356
Hours: Mon: 10:00AM-7:00PM; Tue: 9:00AM-5:00PM; Wed: 9:00AM-5:00PM; Thu: Every other Thursday, 8:00AM-1:00PM; Fri:- 9:00AM-6:00PM; Sat: Every other Saturday, 8:00AM-2:00PM
Hoosiers will not be charged for testing and insurance is not required
MUNSTER:
-Community Hospital, 219- 836-1600
(Drive Thru) Appoint Req., Referral Req., Testing all Patients
901 Macarthur Blvd. Munster, IN
-Midwest Clinic 219-513-2000
Appointment Req., Referral not Req. Testing all patients
8135 Calumet Ave., Closes at 8pm,
SCHERERVILLE:
-Family Urgent Care – 219-440-7351
Appointment Req., Referral Req., Limited to certain patients
1217 US 41, Schererville, IN Closes at 9pm
MERRILLVILLE:
-Methodist Hospital – Southlake Campus 219-738-5500
(Appointment  Required, referral required, testing all patients)
(Drive Thru) 8701 Broadway, Merrillville, IN Open 24 hours
CROWN POINT:
-Midwest Express Clinic
 – 219-769-1362
5521 Lincoln Hwy #1A
Appointment Req., Referral not Required, Testing all patients)
Closes at 8pm
-Franciscan Health Crown Point – 219-738-2100
Appointment Req., Referral Req., Testing all Patients, Drive Thru
1201 S. Main Street Open 24 Hours
EAST CHICAGO:
-Walgreens – 800-925-4733
720 W. Chicago Ave., 
Drive Thru, Appointment Not Req. Referral Not Req. Testing for all patients
Closes at 5pm
-Healthlinc
-1313 Chicago Ave., East Chicago
Tues and Thur. By Appointment
219-398-9685
-East Chicago Health Dept.
100 W. Chicago Ave.,

No ID or License Req. 
Tue – Fri: 10am – 6pm; Sat: 8am – 1pm; Results take 7-10 business days
-School City of East Chicago Admin Bldg.
1401 E. 144th St.
Testing all ages, insurance accepted, free without insurance
Call For Availability
GARY:
-Methodist Hospital – 219-866-4000
Northlake Campus
(Drive Thru)
(Appointment  Required, referral required, testing all patients)
600 Grant St. Gary, IN – Open 24 Hours
Appointment required
Hours: Tues-Thurs: 10:00AM to 6:00PM; Friday: 10:00AM to 5:00PM; Saturday: 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Hoosiers will not be charged for testing and insurance is not required.
-Edgewater Health – Gary
3535 N Broadway, Gary, IN 46409
Appointment required
Hours: Mon – Fri: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Requirements to be Tested: – Ages: 2 years and older
-Marram Health Center
3229 Broadway, Gary, IN 46409
Appointment required
Hours: Mon – Thu: 8:30AM – 7:00PM; Fri: 8:30AM- 5:00PM; Sat: 8:30AM -12:00PM
Requirements: – Exposure, Symptomatic, Resident of Northwest, Indiana  
-Edgewater Health – Main Building
1100 W 6th Ave, Gary, IN 46402
Appointment required,
Hours: Tues & Thur: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Requirements to be Tested: Ages: 2 years and older; By appointment only at this location.
-Gary Testing Site
1145 W 5th Ave, Gary, IN 46402
Appointment required
Hours: Tues-Thurs: 10:00AM to 6:00PM; Friday: 10:00AM to 5:00PM; Saturday: 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Hoosiers will not be charged for testing and insurance is not required.
DYER:
-Midwest Clinic – 219-440-7340

Appoint Req., Referral Req., Testing all patients
875 Joliet St Closes at 8pm

LAPORTE COUNTY:
MICHIGAN CITY:
-Michigan City Township Trustees Office
2601 E. Michigan Blvd.
Michigan City, IN 46360, 219-851-1939
Mon, wed, Thur: 9am – 7pm; Tue & Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; sat: 8am – Noon
Free Covid Testing to all members of the public regardless of symptoms, Testing Children as young as 2 years old with parental consent. Registration Preferred  (online link is not working at this time)
FREE TESTING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: 888-643-1116 
-Michigan City High School
8466 W. Pahs Rd. Michigan City, IN
Testing by LHI?OptumServe – 888-643-1116 or Online 
-Franciscan Health Michigan City – 219-879-8511
Appointment Required, Referral required, Drive Thru, Limited to certain patients
www.franciscanhealth.org
-Morgan Township Trustees Office
2601 E. Michigan Blvd. Michigan City
Schedule online at http://www.coronavirus.in.gov
Open Mon, Wed & Thur: 9am – 7pm
Sat: 8am 0 Noon
LAPORTE:
-Beacon Medical Group – 219-324-1700
(Appointment Not Required but Reg. required)
900 I Street –  Drive Thru Option LaPorte IN
-LaPorte Civic Auditorium – 219-362-2325
1001 Ridge St. 
HOURS: Mon – Fri, 8am – 8pm,
Free testing for Hoosiers, but brinG your health coverage Must Register online at. https://lhi.care/covidtesting Or Call 888-634-1116
-ISDH/Optum Test Site 888-634-1123
National Guard Armory
2391 Indiana State Rd 2 LaPorte, IN
Appointment Required
-LaPorte Hospital at LaPorte Urgent Care 219-575-6244
508 Legacy Plaza W. LaPorte IN 46350
Drive Thru, Testing all patients
Appointment Not Required, Referral Not Required,

PORTER COUNTY:

PORTAGE:
-Porter Regional Hospital
 219-983- 8300
Appoint Req., Referral Req., Testing all Patients
85 E. US Hwy 6 Frontage Rd Portage, Indiana
Open 24 hours   REG ONLINE
-Formerly Northshore Health Center
Mon – Fri 8am – 8pm,
Register Online or call 888-634-1116
Testing given to anyone, if covered bring – insurance cards
3564 Scottsdale St. Portage, IN
VALPARAISO:
-Porter County Expo Center –  4-H Building

215 E. Division Rd.
Pre-registration preferred but walk-ins welcome
Call 219-465-3524 Option 2
Closed Wednesdays

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9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, May 6-9
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