INDIANAPOLIS – Local company, JFI Medical, will open a COVID-19 testing site this week at the Indianapolis International Airport, as part of the Indianapolis Airport Authority’s commitment to the health and safety of travelers and employees.
The optional testing site will be available exclusively to passengers traveling through the airport and badged airport employees beginning March 11.
“Providing onsite, optional COVID-19 testing opportunities for airport employees and our travelers is another example of our customer service in action,” said Mario Rodriguez Indianapolis Airport Authority executive director. “Throughout the pandemic, we’ve kept the health and safety of our people as the number one priority and this optional COVID-19 testing service provides another example of how we’re getting through this together.”
The testing service is not part of the federal Transportation Safety Administration’s security screening, and travelers are not required to be tested by the airport.
In January, the Centers for Disease Control issued an order requiring international travelers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery within three days of departure of their flight to the United States. Domestic travelers are not required to show a negative test, at this time.
The testing site is located in the airport terminal Baggage Claim area and will be available four days per week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays between 4 a.m. – 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., or as needed per airline scheduling. Pre-registration is required.
Travelers are encouraged to schedule their appointment time accordingly to meet their travel needs and any documentation requirements of their connection points and destination.
Two COVID-19 tests will be available at a cost. The PCR test is $135 with results provided within 24 hours. The Rapid Antigen Test is $95 with results provided within one hour. Both tests can be taken for $200. Hoosiers should contact their health insurance provider to check if costs associated with COVID-19 tests are covered.
“Testing is one of the most effective ways to contain and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Brian Coleman, chief medical officer of JFI Medical. “With quick results and the opportunity to get tested before and travel, the airport testing site will give Hoosiers some necessary peace of mind.”
For more information about the Indy airport’s COVID-19 testing site, visit ind.com/covid19testing.