Walgreens Offers Covid-19 Testing In Northwest Indiana

An East Chicago Walgreens is offering free drive-through COVID-19 testing for anyone older than 18 – anyone is eligible who meets the CDC Criteria.

The store is located at 720 W. Chicago Ave. At this location there is no appointment needed, no referral required and testing for all patients, there is no phone number because testing is outside.

This Walgreens is open any day of the week till 5pm,  Anyone older than 18 can simply drive to the store, present their driver’s license (and, if you have one, an insurance card) and be presented with a nasal swab they will self-administer.

To receive an appointment for testing at other NWIndiana Walgreens locations, individuals must first complete the screening survey using the “Get started” button to determine eligibility. https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing
At testing locations, patients must remain in their vehicle with the window rolled up and follow instructions from the staff. A Walgreens pharmacist will instruct patients on the self-administration of the COVID-19 test using a nasal swab.
The nasal swab sample will then be sent to a laboratory partner for analysis or will be analyzed on site by a Walgreens pharmacist. Patients will be contacted by PWNHealth via email or receive a phone call via the phone number provided once their results are available.

Walgreens is working to expand drive-thru COVID-19 testing to 49 U.S. states and Puerto Rico. The locations are being finalized in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Additional testing sites will be listed on the website as they become available in the coming weeks. The first test is free, but subsequent tests may carry a price.

VALPARAISO:
1903 Calumet Ave, 219-462-6172
252 Morthland Dr. (Hwy 30) 219-464-9776

PORTAGE:
5995 US Highway 6 – 219-762-2134
6001 Central Ave., – 219-762-8030

CHESTERTON:
580 Indiana Boundary Rd., – 219-395-8583 closes at 9pm

HEBRON:
308 N. Main St., – 219-996-2930 closes at 7pm

HOBART:
742 W. Old Ridge Rd., – 219-942-8517 Closes at 9pm

LAKE STATION:
3500 Central Ave., 219-963-7355 Closes at 9pm

CROWN POINT:
10795 Broadway – 219-661-8406 open til 8pm,

CROWN POINT:
10920 Randolph St., 219-661-8117


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