Covid-19 Tests Available at 2 Sites in Salem; 19 total in area

Covid-19 Tests Available at 2 Sites in Salem; 19 total in area


Two testing locations for Covid-19 are now open in Salem with 17 others around the Southern Indiana area. There are 103 testing locations around Indiana at this time. 

Testing is available at the Schneck Family Care and Salem Community Medical Services. 

SCMS is located at 1321 Jackson St, Salem, IN 47167. You can call at 812-883-3095. 

To be tested you have to meet one of these criteria:

  • Essential worker
  • Exposure
  • Healthcare worker
  • Pregnant
  • Symptomatic
  • After evaluation and based on provider discretion
Schneck Family Care Washington County is located at 403 South Main Street in Salem. 
You can schedule testing at either location by appointment.
Requirements to be tested at Schneck include a doctor’s note or you must be symptomatic. 
Insurance and self-pay options are available. For more information, call 812.883.1760. 
Schneck will call patients with the test results. 


Other locations are 

Clark County (6)

  • Clark Primary Care – Clarksville
  • Family Health Centers of Southern Indiana 
  • Foundations Family Medicine
  • ISDH/Optum Test Site
  • LifeSpring Community Medical Services
  • North Clark Medical Group

Floyd County (1)

  • Floyd County Health Department

Harrison County (1)

  • ISDH/Optum Test Site

Jackson County (3)

  • First Care Clinics – Seymour
  • ISDH/Optum Test Site
  • Schneck Urgent Care

Lawrence County (2)

  • First Care Clinics – Bedford
  • ISDH/Optum Test Site

Scott County (4) 

  • Austin Medical Center
  • Foundations Family Medicine
  • ISDH/Optum Test Site
  • Schneck Family Care Scott County

To register for ISDH/Optum Test Sites, go to


Healthcare providers may order a test for any patient who needs one based on their clinical evaluation. ISDH will continue to focus on testing close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 positive patients when it is imperative that the contact continues to work and/or have close contact with at-risk populations and our highest-risk Hoosiers even if they don’t have symptoms. Those individuals include:

  • Anyone who is admitted to the hospital whose physician is concerned that their symptoms are consistent with COVID-19.
  • Symptomatic healthcare workers (inpatient, outpatient, nursing home, and other long-term service facilities) and first responders who provide direct care to at-risk patients. 
  • Symptomatic long-term care facility residents or staff who have direct contact with patients.
  • Persons experiencing homelessness.
  • Patients who expire with suspected COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Patients and staff at correctional facilities
  • Patients age 65 and older with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
  • Patients with underlying health conditions with symptoms of COVID-19, including lung or heart disease, or who are immunocompromised, obese or pregnant women.

Frequently Asked Questions about testing:

Q. What should I do if I think I need a test?
A. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. If you have a medical appointment, call your doctor’s office or emergency department, and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients. You can also consult a healthcare provider through telehealth if that is an option.

Q. How can I get tested at a drive-thru or ISDH/Optum clinic?
A. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) continues to expand its ability across the state to test Hoosiers for COVID-19. 

The locations of drive-thru clinics change frequently, so please check the map above to see if there’s a drive-thru clinic near you. One test per vehicle, Indiana residents only (please bring proof of residency).

ISDH has also partnered with OptumServe to provide test sites across the state. Registration for testing at an ISHD/Optum site is required and can be completed at or by phone at 888-634-1116. Hoosiers will not be charged for testing, and insurance is not required. If you have private health insurance, please bring that information with you.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, come get tested. If you are at high risk because you are over age 65, have diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or another underlying condition, or if you are a member of a minority population that’s at greater risk, please come get tested – even if you don’t have symptoms. This also includes close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 positive patients when it is imperative that the contact continues to work and/or have close contact with at-risk populations.

Q. How can I get my results from a drive-thru clinic test?
A. You’ll receive either an email or text message depending on which option you selected.

Q. Should I have a serology/antibody test?
A. We don’t know yet if the presence of antibodies are neutralizing and protective or not.  Because the antibody test does not give information on the infectious status. People can still infect others even though they have an antibody response. It also doesn’t mean that they are immune because we don’t know if their antibodies are enough to keep someone immune or for how long.  

Q. Where can I get more information?
A. Questions about COVID-19 may be directed to the ISDH COVID-19 Call Center at the toll-free number 877-826-0011 (available 8 a.m. to midnight).