The Health Collaborative, the Greater Cincinnati YMCA, Hamilton County and several other organizations in our region have partnered to create a dedicated COVID-19 testing site for Hamilton County child care providers.
Testing is free and will be available on a first-come first-served basis. The testing will take place at the Richard E. Lindner Family YMCA, at 2039 Sherman Ave., Cincinnati, OH, 45212 on Thursday, September 3, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
If you have a smart phone, download this flyer and take a picture of the QR code on the flyer, or click this link. It will take you to a website so you can start to fill in your contact information. This will help speed up the process on the day of your test. This information will be kept confidential for testing staff only.
What do I need to know about the test?
- Information you provide will only be used to fight the virus
- You must be a resident, attend school, or work in Hamilton County to be eligible for this test
- You can stop if you feel uncomfortable
- You can ask questions at any time during the testing process
- The test that is being used is the Nasopharyngeal (NP) COVID-19 test
What is the testing process?
- The test to diagnose COVID-19 is simple and similar to a flu test
- A care team member takes samples of fluids from deep inside your nose with a swab
- It is mildly uncomfortable but only takes a few seconds
- The samples are then packaged and sent to a laboratory to be tested
When will I get my results?
- In general, a lab can have results in a 24–48-hour time window
- The team will call you to give you your results only if your test result is positive
- If you have no symptoms at the time of testing, please quarantine while you are waiting for your test result.
- If you have symptoms at the time of testing, please quarantine for 14 days.
- If you test positive, someone from public health will contact you to determine if anyone you know needs to be tested
- If you develop symptoms while waiting for your results, please contact your healthcare provider/seek medical help, and self-quarantine