Health

Up until recently, coronavirus testing has not been widespread; the way most people have found out they’ve had COVID-19 was from going to the doctor or a hospital. Now, experts agree widespread testing will help get the virus under control. People who believe they may have COVID-19 can still get a test by seeking medical care, but there are a number of other options — both for people with and without symptoms. Here’s a list of current testing sites; we’ll update as more information becomes available. If you know of a site we should include, send us an email.

Updated 5/20/20

Click here for the latest list from Kentucky of drive-thru locations.

If you live or work in Kentucky, and don’t necessarily have any symptoms:

Kroger Locations

Kroger is operating drive-thru testing beginning on April 27. Appointments are required.

Here’s the list of participating locations in the commonwealth for this week:

  • Shawnee Park, 4502 Broadway, Louisville, KY (Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
  • Graves County High School (1220 Eagles Way, Mayfield, KY) May 19-21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Kroger-EKU Stratton Building (4440 Kit Carson Drive, Richmond, KY) from May 19 to May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Ohio County Fairgrounds (2300 KY 69, Hartford, KY) from May 19 to May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

In Bell County

Testing is being offered to everyone at the Pineville Community Health Center (850 Riverview Avenue, Pineville, KY) every Monday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 606-654-4693 to register.

In Bourbon County

Testing is being offered to everyone 18 years and older at the Bourbon County Health Department (341 East Main Street, Paris, KY) on Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 859-987-1915 to register or register online here.

In Christian County

The Christian County Health Department is offering testing for everyone at Tie Breaker Park in Hopkinsville, Ky (9503 Eagle Way, Hopkinsville, KY) from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. More information is here.

In Clay County

Testing is being offered to everyone at Medical Associates of Southeast KY on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 606-599-0169 to register.

In Henry County

Testing is being offered to everyone who lives or works in Henry County at the Henry County Health Department (75 Park Road, New Castle, KY) every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 502-390-2600 for an appointment.

In Jessamine County

Testing is open to everyone at the Jessamine County Health Department Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register online here or call 859-885-4149.

In Mercer County

Testing is offered everyday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harrodsburg Urgent Care (830 S. College St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330). Call to register: 859-605-6184.

In Nelson County

Walmart is testing everyone at its Bardstown location (3795 East John Rowan Blvd) seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More information is here.

In Perry County

Testing is being offered to everyone at the Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky (101 Town and Country Lane in Hazard, KY) on Monday April 27 and Tuesday April 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information is here.

In Rockcastle County

Testing is being offered to everyone at the Rockcastle Regional Hospital (145 Newcomb Ave, Mt. Vernon, KY) from Monday, April 27 to Friday, May 1  from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. You have to register by calling 606-256-7385.

In Shelby County

Testing is being offered to everyone who lives or works in Shelby County at the Shelby County Health Department (615 11th Street, Shelbyville, KY) every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 502-390-2600 for an appointment.

In Spencer County

Testing is being offered to everyone who lives or works in Spencer County at the Spencer County Health Department (88 Spears Drive, Taylorsvile, KY) every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 502-390-2600 for an appointment.

In Trigg County

Testing is being offered to everyone five months and older at the Trigg County Primary Care Clinic (214 Main Street, Cadiz, KY) from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In Trimble County

Testing is being offered to everyone who lives or works in Trimble County at the Trimble  County Health Department (138 Miler Lane, Bedford, KY) every Thursday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 502-390-2600 for an appointment.

If you meet the testing criteria established by the CDC (generally showing symptoms or part of a high-risk group, including first responders and health care workers)

In Lexington:

Walgreens is offering drive-thru testing at no cost in several states. In Kentucky, the testing is being offered in Lexington (at 2296 Executive Drive, Lexington, KY) seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You have to complete a screening test to see if you’re eligible; more information is here.

In Louisville:

Walmart will also open up testing at its Bashford Manor location in Louisville beginning on Wednesday, April 29. They’re testing seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The testing is limited to first responders and health care workers without symptoms and symptomatic people. More information is here.

In Bracken County

The Bracken County Health Department is testing people with COVID-19 symptoms from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 606-735-2157 for an appointment.

In Bullitt County

The Bullitt County Health Department is testing people with COVID-19 symptoms from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Monday through Thursday. Call 502-538-2980 for an appointment.

In Calloway County

Murray Calloway County Hospital is offering drive-thru testing to first responders, health care workers and people with COVID-19 symptoms. More information is here; people must register by calling 270-753-0704.

In Gallatin County

The Three Rivers District Health Department is testing people with COVID-19 symptoms at Gallatin County High School on May 12 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register here.

In Johnson County

Testing is available at Eastern Kentucky Family (1018 Broadway in Paintsville, KY) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for individuals with COVID-19 symptoms who have a doctor referral. Call 502-538-2980 to register.

In Laurel County

Testing is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for health care professionals, first responders and individuals with COVID-19 symptoms. Register onsite: Saint Joseph of London (148 London View Drive, London, KY 40741).

In Lewis County

Testing is available at the Lewis County Health Department (185 Commercial Drive, Vanceburg, KY) on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for health care professionals, first responders and anyone over 60 years of age. Call 606-796-2632 to register.

Mason County

The Buffalo Trace District Health Department is testing anyone with symptoms for free. People must register by calling (606) 564-9447.

In Montgomery County

Testing is available Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at 103 Commonwealth Drive, Mount Sterling, KY. Call to register: 859-497-2488.

In Oldham County

The Oldham County Health Department is testing anyone with symptoms for free. People need to pre-register here.

In Pendleton County

The Three Rivers District Health Department is testing people with COVID-19 symptoms at Gallatin County High School on May 12 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register here.

Indiana residents

Indiana is offering tests at a number of locations, including several in Clark, Floyd and Harrrison counties. Click here for an updated list.

This post has been updated.