• Sun. Sep 25th, 2022

UC Health offers no-appointment COVID-19 testing

Contributed by HC Health

UC Health, Greater Cincinnati’s academic health system, is now providing no-appointment COVID-19 testing at the drive-thru center on its Clifton Campus.

The UC Health COVID-19 Community Testing Center opened on Jan. 11 to support an urgent need in the community for additional testing. It is operated and staffed by UC Health clinicians and employees, with support from members of the Ohio National Guard.

Tests are administered within 30 minutes of arrival at the center, and results are provided within 24 hours.

Appointments are no longer required, but tests may be scheduled via My UC Health or by calling 513-41VIRUS (513-418-4787). Tests are available for individuals age 2 and older.

The UC Health COVID-19 Community Testing Center is located at 321 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, 45229.

The PCR tests are processed by the UC Health Precision Medicine Laboratory located UC Medical Center, and results are available within 24 hours. Results are provided via My UC Health (MyChart). Individuals with a positive test result will receive a phone call if they have not accessed the test result via My UC Health.   

There is no out-of-pocket cost, but patients are asked to bring a valid insurance card. You do not need to be an Ohio resident to schedule a test.

The testing center hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekends. Beginning Jan. 31, Tuesday and Thursday hours will change to 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

UC Health employees and patients who already have an order from a UC Health provider to receive a COVID-19 test at one of UC Health’s in-office testing clinics should not utilize the drive-thru testing center, which will be open on a temporary basis only.

UC Health has supported Greater Cincinnati’s response to COVID-19 throughout the pandemic, including by operating a drive-thru vaccination center that distributed more than 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in 2021. UC Health continues to offer COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster doses, to members of the public in a clinic setting.