There are many COVID-19 testing options for those looking to be tested.
Free community testing sites
These sites are typically hosted by county health departments and community health centers. Walk-in opportunities are limited, so please schedule ahead using the Indiana Department of Health website or the Ohio Department of Health website.
Parkview Health testing sites
Note that select Parkview Health locations are seeing an increase in patient volumes, contributing to longer-than-normal wait times.
Parkview Walk-in Clinics only test patients who have a visit in the Walk-in Clinic. These clinics are not testing sites for those who already have a physician referral.
Direct Access Testing (DAT) for COVID-19, or testing that can be completed without a physician referral, is available at select Parkview facilities. DAT tests do have out-of-pocket costs.
A medical examination with a provider is not required. However, with a physician order at laboratory locations, the patient’s insurance will be billed. Without a physician order at laboratory locations, insurance will not be billed, and the patient will be expected to pay for the test. DAT locations include:
- COVID-19 Testing Clinic
3718 New Vision Dr., Building C
Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46845
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Hospital outpatient labs located in LaGrange, Noble, Dekalb, Huntington, Wabash, Whitley and Noble Counties; or Randallia Drive in Fort Wayne.
- Parkview Warsaw outpatient lab
- Lab located at 1818 Carew in Fort Wayne
- Lab sites in Bryan, Archbold, Wauseon and Montpelier in Ohio
Find a Direct Access Testing site near you
Parkview Health virtual options
Parkview Health provides several virtual options where you can see a provider prior to testing without leaving your home. Providers may provide a referral or order to be tested at one of the options in the community, depending on symptoms.
Learn more about virtual healthcare options.
Many local pharmacies offer testing, which typically will bill your insurance company, but do not include out-of-pocket costs. These options include, but are not limited to:
At-home or self-collection options
Several over-the-counter home antigen test kits are available at pharmacies or online, though there are some important drawbacks to note. Home tests provide rapid results in 15-20 minutes for peace of mind, but many do not provide documentation of results for travel requirements or return to work/school scenarios. These tests are not prescribed by a provider, and are not covered by insurance. The retail cost of these test kits is about $20-40, depending upon brand. It is important to know that a positive over-the-counter test result is considered presumptive, meaning that a provider may recommend a confirmatory test in a clinic or laboratory to confirm the diagnosis of COVID-19 and determine treatment.
If you test positive with a self-collection kit, you should isolate yourself, tell your close contacts they may have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, and contact your healthcare provider for further instructions.
You can also purchase over-the-counter home collection kits for PCR testing. The sample must be shipped to the company’s laboratory for processing and results are generally available in 1-2 days. The PCR test is more sensitive, but it is also more expensive, retail kits cost $100-140, depending upon brand.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information on self-testing.
COVID-19 testing FAQs