Starting today in Indianapolis, IN, you can get a free coronavirus test at Walmart.
Walmart has partnered with eTrueNorth to provide coronavirus testing. The tests are open to health care workers, first responders, and those showing COVID-19 symptoms, Walmart said in a news release.
Testing will be available at the following six locations:
- Indianapolis Walmart, 7245 Us 31 S, Indianapolis, IN 46227
- Indianapolis Walmart, 3221 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46268
- Indianapolis Walmart, 7325 N Keystone Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46240
- Camby Walmart, 8191 Upland Bend, Camby, IN 46113
- Greenwood Walmart, 1133 N Emerson Ave Rd, Greenwood, IN 46143
- Paoli Walmart, 735 N Gospel St, Paoli, IN 47454
The six sites will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning May 15 from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m., weather permitting.
Appointments must be made through eTrueNorth’s online portal at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com, which will screen individuals to ensure they meet CDC eligibility for testing.
“Walmart is part of the community, and we are proud to help support the expansion of COVID-19 testing for Hoosiers during this unprecedented time,” said Kevin Thompson, Walmart Public Affairs Director for Indiana, in a press release. “We are grateful to our associates who keep our stores running, our pharmacists who support these testing sites, and to eTrueNorth and local officials as we work together to open the sites and help our community.”
Those being tested will need to wear a mask and stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check, and self-administered test. For the safety of all those on-site, the test site is not available to those who walk up.
The sites will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own nose onsite while in their vehicles, observed by a trained medical volunteer to ensure the sample is taken correctly, and then dropped in the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-through site.
You can call 800-635-8611 for questions regarding the testing.