COVID-19 Testing Information

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. 

Because of the increased volume of individuals who are being tested, WE URGE YOU TO PRE-REGISTER.

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.
Closed On These Holidays:
  • Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26; Friday, November 27; Saturday, November 28
  • Christmas - Thursday, December 24; Friday, December 25; Saturday, December 26
  • New Year's - Thursday, December 31; Friday, January 1; Saturday, January 2

Portage Testing Location

Located at 6040 Lute Rd. In Portage. 

Because of the increased volume of individuals who are being tested, WE URGE YOU TO PRE-REGISTER.

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:
  • Election Day - Tuesday, November 3
  • Veteran's Day - Wednesday, November 11
  • Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26; Friday, November 27; Saturday, November 28.
  • 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.