Louisville’s Mass, Drive-through COVID Testing Site Opens Today

Jan 10, 2022 at 10:48 am
A COVID testing site from the beginning of the pandemic.
A COVID testing site from the beginning of the pandemic. Photo by Kathryn Harrington

If you’ve been having problems booking a COVID test during the pandemic’s latest surge, the mass, drive-thru testing site opening today at Churchill Downs should help.

Ran in partnership with Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory, the site is expected to administer 1,000 to 3,000 PCR and rapid COVID tests per day.

Testing in Louisville and around the country has been strained as the state deals with the hyper-contagious omicron variant of COVID-19. 

At the site, there will be six lanes, including a dedicated lane for rapid tests and another for Metro Louisville employees, including police, fire and government staff. The rest of the lanes will be open to members of the general public who want PCR tests.

As of Monday, Jan. 10 at 10:40 a.m., the next available appointment was at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11. 

To sign up for a slot at the testing site, you must pre-register by going to my.primary.health/l/churchilldowns. 

The site will be open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Those who sign up will be required to bring a government issued ID and an insurance card. If you don’t have insurance, you’ll still be able to get tested for free.

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