Clarifications about the Testing Process for COVID-19 in Cass County

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Memorial Hospital

Logansport Memorial Hospital and the Cass County Health Department (CCHD) want to ensure that the COVID-19 testing process is clear for local residents.

Know where to go for COVID-19 testing if you are showing symptoms or if you believe you have been exposed.The most current process for where to go to receive testing is as follows:

COVID-19 testing process:

At Logansport Memorial Hospital:

  • Call your primary care provider first, and describe your symptoms.
  • You may be seen by your provider in the office, but depending on availability, your primary care provider may also send you directly to Express Medical Center.
  • To be tested at LMH, you must be symptomatic (have symptoms) and you will be seen by a provider for evaluation.
  • The only exception for testing without symptoms is for a scheduled surgery. If you need COVID-19 testing before your surgery date, testing is only available from 8:30 a.m. –3 p.m., Monday –Friday at Express Medical Center. No appointment is necessary.

Through the Cass County Health Department:

As of Sept, 14, 2020: The Cass Heath Department will offer a free COVID-19 testing site from 7:45 a.m.- 2p.m. on Monday, Thursday and Friday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1616 Smith Street, Logansport, IN 46947.

Testing will be available to all members of the public regardless of symptoms. Children as young as 2 years of age can be tested with parental consent.

Individuals should bring proof of Indiana residency such as a state-issued ID, work ID or utility bill. Walk-ins will be welcome, but to avoid waiting in line, individuals can register for an appointment by visiting https://scheduling.coronavirus.in.gov/.

This testing is made possible through a grant from the Indiana Department of Health to ensure that community testing is available anywhere there is a need. Through this grant, all the testing supplies and equipment, including test kits, personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitizer and the platform for registration and data management, are provided. The grant continues through June 30, 2021, and is renewable.

The state-run Optum sites will continue to offer testing as well. A complete map of test sites across the state is available at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2524.htm.