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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 information on vaccine distribution in Ohio, please visit the Ohio Department of Health Vaccination Program page.

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

Find Testing Sites Near You

PLEASE READ: Due to higher volumes at testing sites, you may experience longer wait times.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  To save time in line, pre-register here:

Test Date

Organization

Street Address

City

ZIP

Neighborhood

Test Start Time

Test End Time

1/22/2021

Richard E. Lindner YMCA

2039 Sherman Ave.

Cincinnati

45212

Norwood

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

1/22/2021

Community Action Agency (CAA)

1740 Langdon Farm Rd

Cincinnati

45237

Bond Hill

10:30 AM

12:30 PM

1/22/2021

Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio

3458 Reading Road

Cincinnati

45229

Avondale

1:00 PM

5:00 PM

1/22/2021

Trinity Lutheran Church

1553 Kinney Ave

Cincinnati

45231

Mt. Healthy

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

1/24/2021

Oak Hills John Foster Dulles Elementary

6481 Bridgetown Rd.

Cincinnati

45248

Mack South

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

1/25/2021

Richard E. Lindner YMCA

2039 Sherman Ave.

Cincinnati

45212

Norwood

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

1/25/2021

Caracole

4138 Hamilton Ave.

Cincinnati

45223

Northside

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

1/25/2021

Crossroads Oakley

3500 Madison Road

Cincinnati

45209

Oakley

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

1/26/2021

Richard E. Lindner YMCA

2039 Sherman Ave.

Cincinnati

45212

Norwood

1:00 PM

5:00 PM

1/26/2021

Inspirational Bible Church

11450 Sebring Drive

Cincinnati

45240

Forest Park

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

1/26/2021

Village of Glendale

80 E. Sharon Road

Glendale

45246

Glendale

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

1/26/2021

Crossroads Westside

8575 Bridgetown Rd.

Cleves

45002

Cleves

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

1/27/2021

Talbert House Western Hills

4968 Glenway Avenue

Cincinnati

45238

Western Hills

8:30 AM

11:30 AM

1/27/2021

Talbert House Walnut Hills

2621 Victory Parkway

Cincinnati

45206

Walnut Hills

12:30 PM

4:30 PM

1/27/2021

Anderson Center Station

7832 Five Mile Road

Cincinnati

45230

Anderson Twp

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

1/28/2021

Richard E. Lindner YMCA

2039 Sherman Ave.

Cincinnati

45212

Norwood

1:00 PM

5:00 PM

1/28/2021

Immanuel at Lakewood Baptist Church

4008 Westwood Northern Blvd.

Cincinnati

45211

Cheviot

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

1/28/2021

First Baptist Church

6201 Red Bank Rd.

Cincinnati

45212

Kennedy Heights

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

1/29/2021

Richard E. Lindner YMCA

2039 Sherman Ave.

Cincinnati

45212

Norwood

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

1/29/2021

Community Action Agency (CAA)

1740 Langdon Farm Rd

Cincinnati

45237

Bond Hill

10:30 AM

12:30 PM

1/31/2021

Oak Hills John Foster Dulles Elementary

6481 Bridgetown Rd.

Cincinnati

45248

Mack South

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

2/1/2021

Richard E. Lindner YMCA

2039 Sherman Ave.

Cincinnati

45212

Norwood

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

2/2/2021

Richard E. Lindner YMCA

2039 Sherman Ave.

Cincinnati

45212

Norwood

1:00 PM

5:00 PM

2/2/2021

Inspirational Bible Church

11450 Sebring Drive

Cincinnati

45240

Forest Park

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

Testing information is updated Monday through Friday.

Outdoor testing locations are subject to same-day cancellation due to inclement weather.

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 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, formally known as Nasopharyngeal (NP), 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

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Coronavirus Testing Basics

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

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