For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Gov. Holcomb announces large-scale COVID-19 testing for Hoosiers
INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced OptumServe
Health Services, powered by Logistics Health, Inc., will open sites across
Indiana in the next seven days to begin large-scale testing of Hoosiers.
“Launching this partnership with Optum further expands Indiana’s
COVID-19 testing capacity,” said Gov. Holcomb. “These free
tests will be available in locations across the state, ensuring even more
Hoosiers who have symptoms or an affected family member can get tested
In the first 30 days, 100,000 Hoosiers are expected to be tested. Testing
is for any symptomatic Hoosier, close contacts of positive cases, or residents
of congregate living settings.
Hoosiers can get tested without visiting a healthcare provider. State Health
Commissioner Dr. Kris Box will issue a standing order for the test for
any Hoosier who meets the criteria.
In the next seven days, 20 testing sites will open in Indiana National
Guard armories and an additional 30 testing sites will open in the next
14 days for a total of 50 testing sites. Each site will be open for at
least eight hours per day, Monday – Friday. A map is attached.
Testing will be by appointment only. Registration will open 48 hours before
testing sites open. To sign up for an appointment, Hoosiers will register
through the Optum portal that will launch soon and self-report symptoms
using an online screening tool. A hotline phone number will be added soon.
Hoosiers will receive results within 48 hours on average. Results will
be provided to the patient via a phone call if the test is positive or
via an email or text if the test is negative.
Hoosiers will not be charged for testing and insurance is not required.
If you have private health insurance, please bring that information with you.
“We have been working diligently to increase access to testing throughout
Indiana with drive-thru clinics and strike teams,” said Dr. Box.
“By joining forces with Optum, we will ensure that testing for COVID-19
is available to Hoosiers who need it most.”
OptumServe will collect the swabs specimens, and manage the testing and
reporting of data. OptumServe is providing its own supplies, PPE, testing
kits, staffing and lab – increasing Indiana’s overall testing
capacity. The Indiana State Department of Health will continue to target
focused testing and high risk populations in its testing.
An estimated 4,400 more Hoosiers will be tested every day in the initial
phase. Once all 50 sites are open, as many as 6,600 more Hoosiers can
be tested per day.
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More information about COVID-19 may be found at the ISDH website at
coronavirus.in.gov and the CDC website at