Northern Indiana Coronavirus Free Test Sites

More NWIndiana Testing Sites Announced

     ISDH has also partnered with OptumServe to provide testing sites across the state. Individuals who are symptomatic for COVID-19 OR close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 positive patients when it is imperative that the contact continues to work and/or have close contact with at risk populations. It also applies to folks over 65 with challenging conditions.

    Registration for testing at an ISHD/Optum site is required and can be completed at 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.


Morton High School, 9am – 6pm, 6915 Grand Ave., Hammond
Testing Coming to Morton High School in Hammond for any Indiana Resident. Need to be: Healthcare Worker, First Responder, Essential Worker, Or High Risk Category, OR A Household Members that Lives with One of the above.

St. Timothy’s Community Church
1600 West 25th Ave. Gary, IN
9am-6pm – 219-977-0079,  email

Permanent Testing sites are:

Emissions testing site:
Drive-thru 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday
1231 E. Gostlin St.  Hammond.

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,

Family Urgent Care – 219-440-7351
Appointment Req., Referral Req., Limited to certain patients
1217 US 41
Schererville, IN Closes at 9pm

Methodist Hospital – Southlake Campus 219-738-5500
(Appointment  Required, referral required, testing all patients)
(Drive Thru)
8701 Broadway, Merrillville, IN Open 24 hours

Midwest Express Clinic
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

Walgreens – 800-925-4733
720 W. Chicago Ave., 
Drive Thru, Appointment Not Req. Referral Not Req. Testing for all patients
Closes at 5pm

1313 Chicago Ave., East Chicago
Tues and Thur.
By Appointment

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

Methodist Hospital – 219-866-4000
Northlake Campus
(Drive Thru)
(Appointment  Required, referral required, testing all patients)
600 Grant St.
Gary, IN – Open 24 Hours

Midwest Clinic – 219-440-7340

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


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)

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
Mon – Fri, 8am – 8pm,
Free testing for Hoosiers, but bring your health coverage
Must Register online at.
Or Call 888-634-1116
1001 Ridge St. 

ISDH/Optum Test Site 888-634-1123
National Guard Armory
Appointment Required
2391 Indiana State Rd 2
LaPorte, IN

LaPorte Hospital at LaPorte Urgent Care 219-575-6244
Drive Thru, Testing all patients
Appointment Not Required, Referral Not Required,
508 Legacy Plaza W
LaPorte IN 46350

Michigan City High School
8466 W. Pahs Rd.
Michigan City, IN
Testing by LHI?OptumServe – 888-643-1116 or Online

Franciscan Health Michigan City219-879-8511
Appointment Required, Referral required, Drive Thru, Limited to certain patients

Morgan Township Trustees Office
Schedule online at
2601 E. Michigan Blvd.,
Open Mon, Wed & Thur: 9am – 7pm
Sat: 8am 0 Noon


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

NOTE: Valparaiso Test Site has moved to Portage

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

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