Free COVID-19 drive-through testing site is now available in New Castle for ages 5 and over. Henry County Health Department and Henry Community Health administer the Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Testing Site. The drive-through testing clinic is located at 1007 N.16th St. in the upper level parking lot outside of the HCH Respiratory Clinic.
A converted small outbuilding replaces the tent that served last spring.
Pre-registration Lessens Wait Time
Registration process for the free state COVID-19 testing takes 10-15 minutes if you do it at the drive-through clinic. Pre-registration online greatly reduces your wait time.
Pre-registration is easy at https://scheduling.coronavirus.in.gov/
The Henry County drive-through clinic is open to anyone age 5 and older who lives or works in Indiana. Minors need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
2 Lanes – 2 Windows
You may enter from either 14th or 16th Streets to the parking lot with the driver’s side toward the building. Pull up to the first window to register or to check in if you have pre-registered online. Registration process can take 10-15 minutes so pre-registration is encouraged.
After you have registered/checked in, you will pull forward to Testing. A Care Team member will come to your vehicle window to administer the swab. It only takes a minute.
Your swab will be sent off to complete the testing. Indiana State Department of Health will notify you of your results within 3 to 5 business days. You must choose text or email during the registration process in order to receive your results.
Henry County Health Department and Henry Community Health will not have your results. If the Indiana State Department of Health does not notify you, you may call the ISHD COVID-19 Call Center at 877.826.0011, Monday through Friday, 8 am-5 pm. They are closed holidays.
Questions regarding the free state COVID-19 testing should be directed to the ISDH COVID-19 Call Center.
Hours of Operation
The drive-through hours for COVID-19 testing are:
- Monday – 8 am-5 pm
- Tuesday – 8 am-6 pm
- Wednesday – 8 am-5 pm
- Thursday – 8 am-6 pm
- Friday – 8 am-5 pm
- Saturday – 8 am-1 pm
Hours for the HCH Respiratory Clinic where you can see a provider are 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday. It is located in the upper level of The Clinic at 1007 N. 16th St.
Anyone who believes they may have been exposed to COVID-19, has developed symptoms of COVID-19, who is considered high risk or who requires testing to return to work is strongly encouraged to take advantage of this free testing opportunity.