COVID-19 testing that Hamilton County can trust.

Test and Protect aims to mitigate COVID-19 through rapid, efficient testing in those areas and organizations within Hamilton County that need it the most.

What You Need to Know

Test and Protect is a partnership between Hamilton County, The Health Collaborative, 5 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.

Test and Protect is funded by Hamilton County, Ohio through the CARES Act. 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. During your visit in the Emergency Department, if 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 513-558-7787 or at covidserology@ucmail.edu.

Find Testing Sites Near You

No appointment needed. Save time in line by pre-registering.

Please note: the testing location information below is updated Monday-Friday. Outdoor testing locations are subject to same-day cancellation due to inclement weather.

Test Date

Organization

Street Address

City

ZIP

Neighborhood

Test Start Time

Test End Time

10/30/2020

The Crossroads Center

311 Martin Luther King Drive

Cincinnati

45220

Corryville

9:00 AM

11:00 AM

10/30/2020

Madisonville Library

4830 Whetsel Ave.

Cincinnati

45227

Madisonville

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

10/30/2020

Groesbeck Library

2994 Galbraith Rd.

Cincinnati

45239

Groesbeck

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

10/30/2020

Harrison Library

10398 New Haven Rd.

Cincinnati

45030

Harrison

3:00 PM

5:30 PM

10/30/2020

Northside Library

4219 Hamilton Ave.

Cincinnati

45223

Northside

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

10/30/2020

St. Bernard Library

10 McClelland Ave.

Cincinnati

45217

St. Bernard

3:00 PM

5:30 PM

11/1/2020

Maslow's Army Sunday Outreach at the Hamilton County Justice Plaza

900 Sycamore St.

Cincinnati

45250

Central Business District

10:00 AM

2:00 PM

11/2/2020

Carl H. Lindner YMCA

1425B Linn Street

Cincinnati

45214

West End

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

11/2/2020

Clippard Family YMCA

8920 Cheviot Road

Cincinnati

45251

White Oak

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

11/2/2020

Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA

9601 Winton Road

Cincinnati

45231

Wildbrook Acres

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

11/2/2020

Coney Island Park

6201 Kellogg Ave.

Cincinnati

45230

Anderson Twp.

3:00 PM

6:00 PM

11/4/2020

Crossroads Oakley

3500 Madison Road

Cincinnati

45209

Oakley

12:00 PM

5:00 PM

11/5/2020

Blue Ash YMCA

5000 YMCA Drive

Cincinnati

45242

Blue Ash

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

11/5/2020

Gamble-Nippert YMCA

3159 Montana Avenue

Cincinnati

45211

Cheviot

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

11/5/2020

M.E. Lyons YMCA

8108 Clough Pike

Cincinnati

45244

Forestville

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

11/6/2020

Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio

3458 Reading Road

Cincinnati

45229

Avondale

1:00 PM

5:00 PM

11/6/2020

Blue Ash Branch Library

4911 Cooper Rd.

Cincinnati

45242

Blue Ash

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

11/6/2020

Madeira Branch Library

7200 Miami Ave.

Cincinnati

45243

Madeira

3:00 PM

5:30 PM

11/6/2020

Pleasant Ridge Library

6233 Montgomery Rd.

Cincinnati

45213

Pleasant Ridge

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

11/6/2020

Sharonville Branch Library

10980 Thornview Dr.

Cincinnati

45241

Sharonville

3:00 PM

5:30 PM

11/6/2020

Westwood Branch Library

3345 Epworth Ave.

Cincinnati

45211

Westwood

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

11/8/2020

Maslow's Army Sunday Outreach at the Hamilton County Justice Plaza

900 Sycamore St.

Cincinnati

45250

Central Business District

10:00 AM

2:00 PM

11/9/2020

Carl H. Lindner YMCA

1425B Linn Street

Cincinnati

45214

West End

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

11/9/2020

Clippard Family YMCA

8920 Cheviot Road

Cincinnati

45251

White Oak

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

11/9/2020

Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA

9601 Winton Road

Cincinnati

45231

Wildbrook Acres

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

11/9/2020

Coney Island Park

6201 Kellogg Ave.

Cincinnati

45230

Anderson Twp.

2:00 PM

5:00 PM

11/10/2020

Village of Glendale

80 E. Sharon Road

Glendale

45246

Glendale

12:00 PM

4:00 PM

COVID-19 Testing FAQs

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?

We will be using the Nasal Test or formally known as Nasopharyngeal (NP) for molecular 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

 

 

 

How will I receive my test results?

Test results from the lab are expected within 2-4 days. Someone from our team will call you only if your test result is positive. 

 

You will receive an email from covidtesting@uc.edu only if your test result is negative. You can access your tests results online via KnowNow: https://webapps2.uc.edu/know/

The KnowNow code only works once your results are available. Please regularly check the site for your results. Results are updated daily.

  • If you provided an email address: your personalized KnowNow code will be emailed to you when your results are available. 
  • If you do not have an email address: please use the personalized KnowNow code that you received at the testing site.

IMPORTANT: be sure to keep any info given to you during registration or upon arrival at your testing site. Your private access code for your results should have been included on a flyer of after-testing information. CLICK HERE for a sample of the flyer. 

 

Please DO NOT call or visit UC Health, a Health Department location, or any testing site to request your test results or access code. For questions related to testing or results, please call 513-558-8898.

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.

What if I don't hear from anyone?

Test results are available within 2-4 days. Someone will call you ONLY if you test positive and your results can be found online by logging in to KnowNow. You may also call 513-558-8898 and leave a voicemail. You will hear an automated recording detailing what information you need to provide in your voicemail. This mailbox is monitored several times a day.

 

IMPORTANT: be sure to keep any info given to you during registration or upon arrival at your testing site. Your private access code for your results should have been included on a flyer of after-testing information: CLICK HERE to see an example of the flyer. Please DO NOT call or visit UC Health, a Health Department location, or any testing site to request your test results or access code.

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

 

How can organizations request assistance with testing?

Please CLICK HERE to complete the testing assistance request form. 

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

 

Request Testing

Apply Online

Click Here for Organizational Testing

This form is for organizations in Hamilton County to request assistance with on-site COVID-19 testing. You should NOT utilize this form if you are an individual seeking testing for COVID-19. For publicly available testing resources, please visit this page to complete the request form.

Give Us A Call

Help for People and Organizations

For Organizations – Test and Protect Site Hotline:

513-618-3656

Please leave a message with your name, organization, phone number, email address, and reason for calling, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

 

For Patients – Test Results Assistance Hotline:

513-558-8898 

Please leave a message. You will hear an automated recording detailing the information you need to provide in your voicemail. This mailbox is monitored several times a day.

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 here.

Coronavirus Testing Basics

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

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