MUNCIE, Ind. — Open Door Health Services' no-cost COVID-19 testing site will offer its final day of testing on Thursday, June 30.
Located at 1651 E. 29th St. in Muncie, directly behind Open Door Urgent Care, this site has operated since 2021 as a state-contracted community testing site. That contract concludes at the end of the month, according to a release.
Community members seeking testing can continue to find no-cost community testing sites at https://scheduling.coronavirus.in.gov/Home/LocationSelection.
Although the majority of Open Door's testing will shift toward established patients whose provider recommends testing within an office visit, community members who utilize Open Door Urgent Care will have access to testing at that site if a provider deems it necessary due to symptoms. Such testing will have an associated cost, the release stated. Insurance will be billed when applicable, and sliding-fee discounts based on household size and income are available at Open Door Urgent Care, for those who qualify.
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Community organizations in need of at-home test kits for those they serve may request tests from Open Door by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Households may request at-home tests from the federal government by visiting covid.gov/tests.
The CDC continues to emphasize the importance of testing after exposure to COVID-19 or for those with symptoms. Those with symptoms should test immediately and follow quarantine guidance until they know their results. Those with close contact exposure to someone who has COVID-19 should test at least five days after exposure.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of Wednesday listed Delaware County's community COVID-19 level as "low."
For more information about COVID-19 testing sites, go to coronavirus.in.gov.
For locations and appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations, including those approved for children ages 6 months to 5 years, and boosters, go to coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/ or call Indiana 211 (866-211-9966) for assistance.
This article originally appeared on Muncie Star Press: Open Door shutting down free COVID-19 testing site