COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Gone are the massive state testing sites that had people packing arenas and fairgrounds to test for COVID-19. But someone worried they may have caught the virus or is a close contact of someone infected during this Delta variant surge still has plenty of testing options.
The Ohio Department of Health lists hundreds of providers from across the state on its dashboard. Users can sort by county, ZIP Code or type of provider.
Mapped locations are color-coded by type: regular testing location, pop-up (temporary) site, community health center, and places for rapid tests. Click on a location and the dashboard will show its address, hours and contact information.
ODH notes that demand for testing is “exceptionally high” right now and each location has its own inventory controls.
“When you find a testing location, it’s important to call in advance to ensure tests are available and to determine how to access tests,” the health department writes. “If testing is not available for any reason, many partners can direct you to an alternate location.”