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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. 

COVID testing at the Expo will be closed from April 9th through April 14th. During this temporary closure of the Expo testing site, those who are seeking testing can go to either the Health Department or Optum testing locations in Portage.

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.
This Site will be closed on these dates:
  • Saturday, May 8
  • Saturday, May 22
  • Friday, May 28
  • Monday, May 31
  • PLEASE NOTE: The OPTUM Testing Site in Portage is open 7 days a week. Scroll down for their information.

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
This Site Will be closed on these dates:
  • Saturday, May 15
  • Friday, May 28
  • Monday, May 31
  • PLEASE NOTE: The OPTUM Testing Site in Portage in open 7 days a week. Scroll down for their information.

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.