COVID-19 Testing

Due to an increased number of ill people and requests for COVID-19 testing, the Ohio National Guard is providing additional testing in Union County on Tue, Nov. 24, Dec. 01, 08, and 15 from 10 am – 2 pm. Please use the above book now button to make an appointment.

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Lower Lights Christian Health Center in partnership with the Union County Health Department is providing COVID-19 testing for current illness. Testing is available:
Mondays from 12 – 4 pm
Wednesdays from 9 – 12 pm
Thursdays from 12 – 4 pm
Testing is a drive thru and takes place in the back of the Union County Services Building- 940 London Ave. Marysville, Ohio 43040.

Appointments open each Thursday at 1pm for the upcoming week.

Book your appointment through the blue button above. By booking your appointment online, we can reserve a test kit for you and cut your wait time. Same day drive ups will be helped if extra testing supplies are available.

Tips:
Make sure you book an appointment for each person coming for testing.
If registering multiple family members who are coming in the same vehicle, please note we will do our best to test all family members together even if your appointment times are different.
Limited same day drive up testing is available. We will do our best to help you if supplies are available. In the case of significant demand and high traffic volume, you may be given a ticket and asked to return at a later time during the clinic.

If you have questions about testing, please call Lower Lights Christian Health Center at (614) 274-1455 or the Union County Health Department at (937) 642-2053.

Testing Details & Results

Testing is a drive thru service at the back of the Union County Services Building- 940 London Ave. Marysville, Ohio 43040. Please enter the testing site from Greenwood Blvd which is just south of the 940 building (through the BMV driveway). We ask that you arrive within 5-10 minutes of your appointment time.

Testing specimen are collected by Lower Lights Christian Health Center and submitted to LabCorp. Results typically take 2-4 days to be processed. After testing you can view your results by creating an account on the LabCorp Patient Portal (https://patient.labcorp.com/). If you are positive, you will receive a phone call from Lower Lights Christian Health Center.  If you have  questions about your results, please call 614-274-1455.

The Union County Health Department does not have access to your lab results and cannot get you results. If you experience a delay in results beyond the 2-4 day window, please call Lower Lights Christian Health Center at 614-274-1455.

Frequently Asked Questions 

This COVID-19 testing opportunity is being provided by Lower Lights Christian Health Center.   Lower Lights Christian Health Center is Union County’s community health center. The following answers to frequently asked questions are provided by our partners as Lower Lights as of July 31. For the most current FAQs, please visit Lower Lights Christian Health Center.

How will I receive my results? – Results are NOT available on site. Results typically return in 2-4 days. Results can be accessed through the private lab’s online patient portal. You will need to create an account on the lab’s patient portal in order to be notified when your results are ready. Go to http://patient.labcorp.com to create your account. Additionally, Lower Lights will call patients who have a POSITIVE test result.  It is important that you answer your phone.  For questions about results, please email covid.testing@llchc.org.

How is the test performed? — You will remain in your car.  A nurse wearing personal protective equipment will use a short nasal swab to collect a sample from within your nostril. The swab is NOT painful and takes about 10-20 seconds to collect.  The sample will be sent to a private lab for testing.

What is the cost? – If you have insurance, your insurance will cover the cost of the test with no copay.  There is no cost for testing if you do not have insurance.

Do I need a doctor’s referral to be tested? You do not need a referral to be tested.  

What do I need to bring with me in order to have a test performed?  Please bring your insurance card (if you have insurance) and a photo id.

Why is testing important? — As we seek to follow guidance from the Center for Disease Control, Ohio Department of Health, and our local health departments, we have been eager to help expand testing options for our patients and our community. There is an increased focus on wider testing to more broadly identify local disease burden and limit community spread.

Who should be tested? –  Although a doctor’s order is not required for testing at this location, we encourage anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 to consider first talking to your doctor to determine if testing is right for you. Testing is recommended for those who are symptomatic, or who believe they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or those who live in congregate housing (such as a shelter). Anyone may come for testing regardless of symptoms, insurance status or county of residence.

Questions?  — email covid.testing@llchc.org