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COVID-19 testing is available in both Valparaiso and Portage for any Hoosier who wants to be tested.TESTING IS FREE.

PORTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TESTING SITES

Valparaiso Testing Location

Located in the 4H Building at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Road in Valparaiso. 

UPDATE 12/8/20: Testing capacity has been doubled at THIS LOCATION to reduce wait times and improve social distancing.  The 8,000 square foot 4H Building has been set up to house two “mini-testing sites”. Each mini-site is staffed with 2 registration clerks and 2 nurses who will administer the tests. Visitors can access the mini-sites by entering at either the North or South entrance. The COVID testing registration website has also been modified to allow up to 10 appointments every 15 minutes. It was previously limited to 3 appointments every 15 minutes.

Additionally, the Health Department has acquired Rapid Tests (Binax Cards) that will be used for individuals who are symptomatic. With results on the Rapid Tests available within 30 minutes, it provides a faster response than the 4 to 5 day turnaround on the regular tests. Rapid Tests will only be offered to individuals who are symptomatic and are dependent on availability.

Because of the continuing high volume of individuals who need to be tested, WE STILL URGE YOU TO PRE-REGISTER TO REDUCE WAITING TIME FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS.

If you walk in without pre-registering, your wait time could be up to an hour or more.

Here are the steps. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU BEGIN!
  • Go to REGISTER FOR COVID-19 TESTING ONLINE to set up an appointment.
  • You must first choose a date and time for an appointment.
  • If the date and time you require is not available, just choose the next date and time that is available. Choosing the next available date and time does not prevent you from walking in at any time, it is just a necessary step to complete the pre-registration process.
  • Once you set up and confirm the appointment, you will be re-directed to a page that says "Your Appointment Is Confirmed". Directly below that is a button that says "Continue To Registration".
  • Click on the "Continue To Registration Button" and complete ALL of the questions.
  • You are NOT pre-registered until you have completed all of these steps.
Hours: 
  • Mondays: 8:00 AM To 1:00 PM.
  • Tuesdays: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Wednesdays: CLOSED.
  • Thursdays: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
  • Fridays: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • Saturdays: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Sundays: CLOSED.
Special Hours On Holidays At This Site ONLY:
  • Thursday, December 24 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • CLOSED on Friday, December 25. 
  • CLOSED on Saturday, December 26.
  • Thursday, December 31 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • CLOSED on Friday, January 1.
  • Saturday, January 2 - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Portage Testing Location

Located at 6040 Lute Rd. In Portage. 

UPDATE 12/8/20: To reduce wait times, the COVID testing registration website has been modified to allow up to 7 appointments every 15 minutes. It was previously limited to 3 appointments every 15 minutes.

Additionally, the Health Department has acquired Rapid Tests (Binax Cards) that will be used for individuals who are symptomatic. With results on the Rapid Tests available within 30 minutes, it provides a faster response than the 4 to 5 day turnaround on the regular tests. Rapid Tests will only be offered to individuals who are symptomatic and are dependent on availability.

Because of the continuing high volume of individuals who need to be tested, WE STILL URGE YOU TO PRE-REGISTER TO REDUCE WAITING TIME FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS.

If you walk-in without pre-registering, your wait time could be up to an hour or more!

Here are the steps. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU BEGIN!
  • Go to REGISTER FOR COVID-19 TESTING ONLINE to set up an appointment.
  • You must first choose a date and time for an appointment.
  • If the date and time you require is not available, just choose the next date and time that is available. Choosing the next available date and time does not prevent you from walking in at any time, it is just a necessary step to complete the pre-registration process.
  • Once you set up and confirm the appointment, you will be re-directed to a page that says "Your Appointment Is Confirmed". Directly below that is a button that says "Continue To Registration".
  • Click on the "Continue To Registration Button" and complete ALL of the questions.
  • You are NOT pre-registered until you have completed all of these steps.
Hours:
  • Mondays: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Tuesdays: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Wednesdays: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Thursdays: CLOSED.
  • Fridays: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Sundays: CLOSED
Closed On These Holidays:
  • Christmas - Thursday, December 24; Friday, December 25; Saturday, December 26.
  • New Year's - Thursday, December 31; Friday, January 1; Saturday, January 2.

INDIANA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/OPTUM TESTING SITE

Portage Testing Location

Located at 3564 Scottsdale Street In Portage. (The former home of North Shore Health Clinic). Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

Registration Information:

  1. Go to REGISTER FOR COVID-19 TESTING ONLINE to set up an appointment.
  2. Call 888-634-1123 to set up an appointment.