INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health will close COVID-19 testing sites run by OptumServe Health Services on June 30.
IDH said it is closing these sites now that a “robust and community-led testing network is in place, including pharmacies, providers, clinics, and local health departments.”
Since May 6, 2020, more than 541,000 free COVID-19 tests have been provided at an OptumServe site.
“We are grateful to OptumServe for its work to ensure that Hoosiers had COVID testing available to them while we worked to build more local capacity,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG. “Without their work, many Hoosiers who were exposed to COVID or showing symptoms might never have known their status. I have no doubt that having this resource available helped reduce the spread of COVID in our state.”
At its peak, OptumServe provided testing in 53 of Indiana’s 92 counties. Currently, 30 counties have an OptumServe site.
Box said demand for testing has decreased across the state and that free testing will remain available at more than 250 sites after the Optum sites close. You can find a testing site near you at coronavirus.in.gov.