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Last updated: November 17, 2021

COVID-19 Testing Update

Beacon continues to monitor the availability of COVID-19 rapid tests and our community’s demand for testing.

We do not offer any walk-in COVID-19 tests at this time. Most COVID-19 tests in our Beacon Medical Group offices and at MedPoint locations are lab-based and results will take approximately 24 to 48 hours. Our MedPoint Main Street location is accepting pretravel testing and presurgical testing for patients having procedures at Beacon hospitals only. Appointments required; click here to schedule.

Beacon continues to urge all eligible individuals to get a COVID-19 vaccine and to wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Most community vaccination sites welcome walk-ins. Or, call 211 or visit ourshot.in.gov to find a vaccination site and register.

Help protect your community. If you've been exposed to the virus or have symptoms, read the following to find testing information.

Frequently asked questions

Who

Who should be tested for COVID-19?

Inividuals with symptoms of COVID-19 should be tested. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking and chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, respiratory symptoms and new loss of taste or smell.

Individuals who have had close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 should be tested. Close contact means within six feet of someone for longer than 15 minutes within a 24-hour period.

  • Fully vaccinated people should be tested 5–7 days following a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
  • People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered do not need to get tested following an exposure as long as they do not develop new symptoms.

CDC recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. If you get tested because you have symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus, you should stay away from others pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

Where

I'm a Beacon patient experiencing symptoms or have been exposed. Where can I be tested?

Beacon patients, please contact your primary care provider. Your provider will screen you and, if needed, order a COVID-19 test. Your order will be sent to the nearest testing location.

I'm a Beacon patient needing pre-surgery testing. Where can I be tested?

Contact the provider performing your procedure/surgery to arrange testing. Our MedPoint Main Street location is accepting presurgical testing for patients having procedures at Beacon hospitals only. Appointments required; click here to schedule

I am not a Beacon patient. I have symptoms or have been exposed. Where can I be tested?

Non-Beacon patients can be tested at various community sites.

If you have respiratory symptoms or believe you have COVID-19, please schedule a visit through Save My Spot. Sick people who are seen by our providers at our MedPoint locations can be tested and treated for COVID-19 as needed. Beacon doesn’t offer walk-in COVID-19 tests at this time.

COVID-19 symptoms include congestion, runny nose, fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat or other respiratory symptoms.

I am not a Beacon patient and I don't have any symptoms or exposure, but I need a travel test. Where can I be tested?

Our MedPoint Main Street location is accepting pretravel rapid testing by appointment only; click here to schedule.

You may also contact your doctor’s office or visit coronavirus.in.gov for testing sites.

How

How much do COVID-19 tests cost?

COVID-19 test prices vary by location and type. View Beacon's COVID-19 testing prices here.

How else can I get a COVID-19 test?

To find other COVID-19 testing sites, visit the ISDH testing page.

How will I get my results?

Your results will be sent to the provider who ordered the test. Adult patients may also view their results on MyBeacon patient portal