Additional Pick Up Sites for Free, Rapid, Self-Administered COVID-19 Tests to Louisville Metro Residents in Target ZIP Codes

October 19, 2021

Residents can order their free COVID-19 test kits online while supplies last

Louisville, KY (October 19, 2021) –– The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness has added several sites where residents who live in specific ZIP codes can pick up free, rapid COVID-19 test kits they can administer at home.

Say Yes! COVID Test encourages residents to use the tests twice a week, regardless of symptoms, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep the community healthy.  Louisville Metro residents in the identified ZIP codes can order testing kits at www.covidhometestlouisville.org for home delivery or call the Lou Health Helpline at 502-912-8598.

The target ZIP codes are 40118, 40202, 40203, 40208, 40210, 40211, 40212, 40213, 40214, 40215, 40216, 40218, 40219, 40229, 40258, 40272. These ZIP codes were identified based on high rates of COVID-19, lower than average rates of vaccination and a higher concentration of essential workers.

31 additional sites where tests can be picked up are: 

  • Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 W. Broadway, Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Wayside Christian Mission, 120 W. Broadway, Hours: Mon-Sun 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

  • Smoketown Family Wellness Center, 760 S. Hancock St. Suite B100, Hours: Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Park Duvalle Community Health Center, 3015 Wilson Ave, Hours: Mon-Fri 8a.m.-5 p.m.

  • California Community Center, 1600 W. St. Catherine , Hours: Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

  • Cyril Allgeier Community Center, 4101 Cadillac Ct, Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Ave, Hours: Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Parkhill Community Center, 1703 13th St., Hours: Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

  • Portland Community Center, 640 N 27th St., Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Shawnee Community Center, 607 S 37th Street, Hours: Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Blvd, Hours: Mon-Thurs 10a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Southwick Community Center, 3621 Southern Ave, Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Fri 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

  • Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane, Hours: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Wilderness Road Senior Center, 8111 Blue Lick Rd, Hours: Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

  • Louisville Free Public Library-Main, 301 York St., Hours: Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

  • Louisville Free Public Library-Shawnee Branch, 3912 West Broadway, Hours: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

  • Louisville Free Public Library-Western Branch, 604 S. Tenth St, Hours: Mon,Tues,Thurs 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Wed 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Louisville Free Public Library-Portland Branch, 3305 Northwestern Pkwy, Hours: Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Fri-Sat 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

  • Louisville Free Public Library-Iroquois Branch, 601 Woodlawn Ave, Hours: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

  • Louisville Free Public Library-Newburg Branch, 4800 Exeter Ave, Hours: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Louisville Free Public Library-Shively Branch, 3920 Dixie Highway, Hours: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Louisville Free Public Library-Fairdale Branch, 10620 Manslick Rd, Hours: Mon,Tues,Thurs 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Wed 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Louisville Free Public Library-Highlands Branch, 1250 Bardstown Rd #4, Hours: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Louisville Free Public Library-Southwest Branch, 9725 Dixie Highway, Hours: Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

  • Louisville Free Public Library-South Central Branch, 7300 Jefferson Blvd, Hours: Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

  • Spirit Filled New Life Church Ministries, 4936 Hazelwood Ave, Hours: Wed 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Berrytown Community Center, 1300 Heafer Rd, Hours: Mon-Thurs 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

  • Douglas Community Center, 2305 Douglas Blvd, Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

  • New Jerusalem Apostolic Church, 3701 W. Broadway, Hours: Sun 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

  • Genesis United Methodist Church, 300 N. 42nd St., Hours: Wed 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Dare to Care/Neighborhood House, 201 N. 25th St., Hours: Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

 A complete listing of all available locations is at https://covidhometestlouisville.org/.

 Each test package (4 kits; 8 tests total) supports home testing twice a week for four weeks for an individual. Individuals who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine or who have the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19, such as people working or going to school outside the home, are ideal candidates for participation, but anyone over the age of 2 is welcome to participate. Test users who choose to use the companion digital assistant to record and share their test results and complete a survey can earn up to $35 in gift cards.

Rapid, self-administered testing has potential to disrupt the spread of COVID-19 that occurs when people are infected, but don’t yet have symptoms. Testing twice a week offers the best chance of identifying COVID-19 infection and isolating it early. The COVID-19 tests are authorized for use by the FDA, provided free of charge, and the entire testing process can be managed privately at home. Tests require a quick swab inside each nostril, and results can be read in just 10 minutes. A free, private, and easy-to-use mobile application is available to help individuals in every step of test-taking.  

Anyone who tests positive is encouraged to report it through the digital assistant or they can call the Lou Health Helpline at 502-912-8598.

Louisville residents in the target ZIP codes can log on to https://covidhometestlouisville.org/  to order test kits for doorstep delivery. Kits can also be picked up at 41 locations within the targeted ZIP codes.  

The Say Yes! COVID Test initiative is a cooperative effort with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), community partners, test manufacturer Quidel, and healthcare technology company CareEvolution. State and local health departments and others help connect the initiative to local community members. Researchers at NIH-supported academic health centers will work with the CDC and NIH to use publicly available data to determine if the local testing efforts slowed the spread of COVID-19.

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