LEXINGTON, Ky. — Free coronavirus testing continues to expand in Lexington as two new testing sites are set to open in collaboration with the University of Kentucky. Testing will also be available this week and next at The Learning Center.
What You Need To Know
COVID-19 testing expands in Lexington
Two new sites are opening in collaboration with University of Kentucky
Testing also available this week and next at The Learning Center
Several other testing sites also available
Testing at The Learning Center, located at 475 Price Road, is part of the Mayor’s Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program. In the 22 days the mobile testing sites have been active, over 8,000 tests have been administered.
“The Mayor’s Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program has been very successful in reaching people in neighborhoods where we are seeing a disproportionate numbers of cases,” Mayor Linda Gorton said.
Testing at The Learning Center will be available at the following dates and times:
Aug. 20: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Aug. 21: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Aug. 22: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
No appointments are necessary.
Testing will soon be available in partnership with the University of Kentucky, UK HealthCare and Wild Health. The two new testing locations will be at 1505 College Way and 1350 Bull Lea Road and will provide free drive-thru testing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week, beginning Monday, Aug. 24. Appointments are required and can be made online.
Testing is also available at a number of other locations:
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Located at 500 Newton Pike
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday this week and the next
Available for anyone 18 years or older
Apointments required, can be made online
Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory
Located at Mayor’s Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program locations
Tests available to anyone at no cost
Health insurance information may be requested but not required
Consolidated Baptist Church
Located at 1625 Russell Cave Road
Available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday
Testing available for anyone
No appointment necessary
Southland Christian Church
Located at 2349 Richmond Road
Available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
No appointment necessary
Located at 2296 Executive Drive
Tests will continue while test kits are available seven days a week
Registration required online
In addition, most healthcare providers and Urgent Caare Centers offer testing options for patients.
Finally, most healthcare providers are offering testing options for their patients. Urgent Care Centers are also offering COVID-19 testing.