COVID-19 testing that Hamilton County can trust.

No-Cost Testing

Test and Protect offers COVID-19 tests at NO COST to all those who live or work in Hamilton County.  Remember, you do not need health insurance to get a COVID-19 test.  If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card so that the insurance plan can be billed. You will not need to pay any copay or co-insurance. You will not be asked about immigration status. 

PLEASE READ: Test and Protect DOES NOT offer COVID-19 vaccines.  For the latest information on vaccines and provider locations, please visit testandprotectcincy.com.

What You’ll Need

Our test events are for people who live or work in Hamilton County, so please bring documentation demonstrating residence or employment in Hamilton County.  Below is a list of acceptable forms of documentation; please bring ONE of the following:

    • Driver’s License, state-issued ID, student ID, or work ID
    • Voter registration, property tax bill, or other county issued documentation
    • Rent receipts or mortgage statement
    • Utility bills or bank statements
    • Pay stub
    • Letter from employer
    • Business card

Access for People with Disabilities

For those with a physical disability, such as limited mobility or those who use a wheelchair, please check here for a list of locations with full access. For those with special needs requiring additional support, please visit Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services.

 

Find Testing Sites Near You

To save time in line, pre-register here:

Testing information is updated Monday through Friday. Outdoor testing locations are subject to same-day cancellation due to inclement weather.

Date

Location

Address

Neighborhood

Start Time

End Time

6/22/2021

3131 Harvey Ave Cincinnati, OH 45229

Avondale

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

6/22/2021

Crossroads Westside

8575 Bridgetown Road Cleves, OH 45002

Cleves

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

6/23/2021

Talbert House Walnut Hills

2621 Victory Pkwy Cincinnati, OH 45206

Walnut Hills

12:30 PM

4:30 PM

6/23/2021

Corryville Library

2802 Short Vine St Cincinnati, OH 45219

Corryville

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

6/24/2021

3131 Harvey Ave Cincinnati, OH 45229

Avondale

8:00 AM

4:30 PM

6/24/2021

Crossroads Oakley

3500 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45209

Oakley

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

6/25/2021

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

1195 Elm St Cincinnati, OH 45202

Over-The-Rhine

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

6/25/2021

Community Action Agency (CAA)

1740 Langdon Farm Rd Cincinnati, OH 45237

Bond Hill

10:30 AM

12:30 PM

6/25/2021

3131 Harvey Ave Cincinnati, OH 45229

Avondale

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

6/25/2021

Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio

3458 Reading Rd Cincinnati, OH 45229

Avondale

1:00 PM

5:00 PM

6/27/2021

IV Charis @ St Mark Missionary Baptist Church

2365 Compton Rd Cincinnati, OH 45231

Mt. Healthy

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

6/27/2021

Lincoln Heights Outreach

9913 Wayne Ave Cincinnati, OH 45215

Lincoln Heights

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

6/28/2021

Crossroads Oakley

3500 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45209

Oakley

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

6/29/2021

3131 Harvey Ave Cincinnati, OH 45229

Avondale

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

6/29/2021

Crossroads Westside

8575 Bridgetown Road Cleves, OH 45002

Cleves

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

6/30/2021

Corryville Library

2802 Short Vine St Cincinnati, OH 45219

Corryville

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

7/1/2021

3131 Harvey Ave Cincinnati, OH 45229

Avondale

8:00 AM

4:30 PM

7/1/2021

Crossroads Oakley

3500 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45209

Oakley

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

For Patients

For questions about your test results, please call the Test Results Assistance hotline at 513-558-8898 and leave a detailed message. For a guide on what to expect after your test:

CLICK HERE for English

CLICK HERE for Spanish

For Businesses

 

If you would like to request on-site testing at your organization, please complete THIS FORMFor questions, please call the Test and Protect hotline at 513-618-3656 and leave a message with your name, organization, call-back number, email address, and reason for calling.  Someone will get back to you within 24 hours.

Testing FAQs

When/How will I receive my test results?

Test results from the lab are expected within 2-3 days.

  • All results – positive, negative or indeterminant – will be emailed to you within three days.
  • Please check your email inboxes (including spam folder) for test results sent from covidtesting@uc.edu.
  • If you do not have an email address and are in need of documentation of your results, please call (513) 558-8898.

Who will be administering the tests?

Trained, trusted and compassionate healthcare workers from University of Cincinnati Medical Center will be administering the tests.

What kind of test will we be using?

Test and Protect does not offer rapid antigen testing. We will be using the nasal test to conduct polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. This test is simple and similar to a flu test.

How accurate is the test we're using?

No test is 100% accurate 100% of the time. Some false negatives — that is, a test that says you don’t have the virus when you actually do have the virus — may occur. BUT the good news is the reported rate of false negatives is as low as 2% and as high as 37%. The reported rate of false positives — that is, a test that says you have the virus when you actually do not — is 5% or lower.

 

That’s why Hamilton County, Ohio is using this test. A molecular test using a deep nasal swab is usu-ally the best option, because it will have fewer false negative results than other diagnostic tests or samples from throat swabs or saliva. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/which-test-is-best-for-covid-19-2020081020734 

Do I need a doctor's prescription to get tested?

No. And good news, registering is easy. A trusted, compassionate greeter will register you when you get to the event. You just need to provide your name and contact information. A phone number or email so we can have a reliable way to give you, your results.

Can I pre-register for my testing date?

Yes! Please CLICK HERE to complete pre-registration questions (not required but encouraged to streamline testing).

Full URL: https://is.gd/TESTandPROTECT

 

 

 

What happens if I test positive?

REMEMBER WHEN YOU TEST, REST.

  • Stay at home, wash your hands often, wear a face mask or covering, stay away from other people in your home, and clean “high-touch places” (doorknobs, railings, phones, counters, faucet handles) every day.
  • Your name and contact information will be shared with public health staff at the Ohio Department of Public Health to help with contact investigation. ( This protects your friends and family from exposure and keeps community spread low).
  • Someone from the Ohio Department of Public Health or your local health department will call you and ask you for a list of people you have had close contact with while you were sick or just before you got sick.

How is our testing different from other tests? Pop up sites?

Hamilton County, Ohio is pouring additional resources into areas where there has been an INCREASE in positive cases. When the compassionate and trusted TEST AND PROTECT team is on the scene that means extra help and support has arrived to help contain exposure to the Coronavirus.

 

We will be located in many different areas around Hamilton County where extra support and helps is needed to keep community spread contained. We are bringing help through testing to you, removing barriers to getting tested and that also includes cost. If you do not have insurance we will provide testing to you at no cost

 

My organization has current active cases of COVID-19, can we request testing?

Please click here to request assistance with testing only if your organization has current active cases.

Full URL: https://healthcollab.org/covid-19-testing-request/

 

What are the requirements for individuals under age 18?

The minimum age a child can be tested is 12 months old and a parent MUST be present.

About Test and Protect

Test and Protect is funded by Hamilton County, Ohio through the CARES Act, and is a partnership among Hamilton County, The Health Collaborative, five regional health systems, and one regional university to:

    • Make testing convenient for those that need it
    • Test people at a location that they can get to (somewhere near you)
    • Get results to those tested as quickly as possible
    • Stop the spread by providing positive case information to public health workers
    • Understand the spread of the disease to better protect and improve the health of all people in Hamilton County.

On-site testing is provided by the University of Cincinnati and UC Health.

 

Hamilton County COVID-19 Serology Study: Hamilton County is assessing the number of people who have been previously exposed to COVID-19. If you visit an Emergency Department in Hamilton County, and you are having blood drawn for laboratory tests, a small amount may be used for this purpose. This work is funded by the federal CARES Act. If you have any questions, contact study staff at covidserology@ucmail.uc.edu. Please do not use this email address to request testing. 

Backed by a Team of Professionals

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University-of-Cincinnati

Community Partners

All-In Cincinnati
bi3
Cincinnati Metro Housing Authority
Su Casa Hispanic Center
talbert house logo
Urban League
YMCA logo

Download the Test and Protect Partner Toolkit

Promotional materials for our community partners hosting testing locations.

Coronavirus Testing Basics

Learn about the basics  of COVID-19 testing from the FDA.