How do I get a test for COVID-19?

You should get a test for COVID-19 if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have been exposed to a person who has COVID-19, or your doctor has recommended a test in advance of a procedure or surgery. Patients will be tested regardless of their ability to pay. 

When should I call to get registered for a test?

Some of the symptoms of COVID-19 include fever of 100 degrees or more, dry cough and shortness of breath. If you're concerned about COVID-19 symptoms, you should call your primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, you can call: 614-293-3200.

Do I need a physician referral to get a COVID-19 test?

While you don't need a referral, please call the office of your primary care provider first. If you do not have a primary care provider, call: 614-293-3200

Where is it located?

If you arrive at a testing site without being registered in advance, you will be directed out of the waiting line. After being scheduled for a test, you may choose one of our testing locations located at East Hospital, Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute or Columbus Public Health.  

What happens at the testing site?

At the testing site, registered patients will have a swab collected for COVID-19. Results will take 2 – 3 days. Patients who have a MyChart account will receive their results as soon as they are finalized via MyChart. Patients without MyChart will be called with their results. You will be given information at the testing center on how to sign up for MyChart access.  


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Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute
2835 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43202
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Driving Directions

From the North

Sandusky, Delaware and Cleveland
Take any major highway to Interstate 270
Take Interstate 270 to State Route 315 S
Take State Route 315 S to the Ackerman Road exit
Turn left onto Ackerman Road
Turn right onto Fred Taylor Drive
Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute is on your right

From the South

Circleville, Chillicothe and Cincinnati
Take any major highway to Interstate 71 N
Take Interstate 71 N to State Route 315 N
Take State Route 315 N to the Ackerman Road exit
Turn right onto Ackerman Road
Turn right onto Fred Taylor Drive
Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute is on your right

From the East

Newark, Zanesville and Pittsburgh
Take any major highway to Interstate 70 W
Take Interstate 70 W to State Route 315 N
Take State Route 315 N to the Ackerman Road exit
Turn right onto Ackerman Road
Turn right onto Fred Taylor Drive
Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute is on your right

From the West

Springfield, Dayton and Indianapolis
Take any major highway to Interstate 70 E
Take Interstate 70 E to Interstate 670 E
Take Interstate 670 E to State Route 315 N
Take State Route 315 N to the Ackerman Road exit
Turn right onto Ackerman Road
Turn right onto Fred Taylor Drive
Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute is on your right

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East Hospital

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East Hospital
181 Taylor Ave.
Columbus, OH 43203
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Driving Directions

From the North

Sandusky, Delaware and Cleveland
Travel south on Interstate 71
Take Exit 109A to and keep left at the fork
Follow signs for Interstate 670 E/Airport to merge onto I-670 E
Take Exit 6 for Leonard Ave and turn right onto Leonard Ave
Turn left onto Taylor Avenue
181 Taylor Avenue will be on the right

From the South

Circleville, Chillicothe and Cincinnati
Travel north on Interstate 71
Take Exit 109A to and keep right at the first fork
Following signs for I-670 E/Airport, keep left and merge onto I-670 E
Take Exit 6 for Leonard Avenue and turn right onto Leonard Avenue
Turn left onto Taylor Avenue
181 Taylor Avenue will be on the right

From the East

Newark, Zanesville and Pittsburgh
Travel west on Interstate 70
Take Exit 101A to merge onto Interstate 71 N toward Cleveland
Take Exit 109A to and keep right at the first fork
Following signs for I-670 E/Airport, keep left and merge onto I-670 E
Take Exit 6 for Leonard Avenue and turn right onto Leonard Avenue
Turn left onto Taylor Avenue
181 Taylor Avenue will be on the right

From the West

Springfield, Dayton and Indianapolis
Travel east on Interstate 70
Follow signs for the Airport and continue onto Interstate 670 E
Take Exit 6 for Leonard Avenue and turn right onto Leonard Avenue
Turn left onto Taylor Avenue
181 Taylor Avenue will be on the right

 

Finding Your Way to the Quick Test Station at East Hospital

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COVID-19 Testing at Columbus Public Health

Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
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