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Kroger Health to Offer Additional Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — Kroger Health will soon resume its free COVID-19 testing program in Indianapolis. The drive-thru service moves to the west side of the city courtesy of the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township and the Marion County Health Department.

WHAT:     Kroger Health COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site

WHEN:     June 25, 26, 29, 30

                   10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:     Chapel Hill Junior High School

                      7320 W. 10th Street

Community members may register at: http://krogerhealth.com/covidtesting.

Eligibility will be established by a virtual screening tool based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and recommendations from state and local government. Those eligible will then select the appropriate testing location and appointment time and receive an email confirmation with pre-appointment paperwork.

When patients arrive for their tests, they should have a photo ID ready and leave their windows rolled up for check-in. A Kroger pharmacist or other health care practitioner will approach the car and alert the patient when to roll down the window.

The drive-thru testing location has a self-administered nasal swab that must be ordered and observed by a provider. Kroger determined this testing methodology because it increases the number of tests that can be provided while conserving the personal protective equipment utilized.

This onsite testing is supported with laboratory services provided by eTrueNorth, a contractor of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Test results are expected within approximately 48 hours. Kroger Health is expected to administer 250 tests per day.

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