The library has not received a shipment of COVID tests in 2022 although we continue to request them for distribution in our community as we have done since May of 2021. The Ohio Library Council has been notified by the State Department of Health that as part of a shift in strategy for the new year, K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and local health departments are being prioritized for receipt of tests at this time.
We understand the change and the issues the ODH hopes to address. However, because of the change in prioritization, the supply has not reached our libraries yet. We are sorry for any inconvenience this delay has caused for our patrons and community.
Please see info below for central Ohio testing sites near SPL.
At-home tests mailed to you from covidtest.gov
As of Wednesday, January 19, 2022, every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests to be shipped to your home. Request online here.
Franklin County Public Health
Visit Franklin County Public Health’s testing info page to find an interactive map of testing sites and other info.
The following is taken from this 10TVnews.com article. Select locations nearest SPL libraries have been copied below. Please visit the article for links and more sites.
Mount Carmel East
Anyone who is experiencing mild symptoms or has a known exposure to COVID-19 can get a PCR test at Mount Carmel East between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You must schedule an appointment, which you can do here.
Mount Carmel Urgent Care
You can also get a test at both Mount Carmel urgent care locations. You are asked to contact them for more information on how to receive your test at the location:
- Mount Carmel Urgent Care Grove City: 614-871-7130
OhioHealth Drive-Thru Locations
OhioHealth offers drive-thru testing locations across central Ohio. Hours for the locations are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. [Locations include:]
- By OhioHealth Doctors Hospital 5157: W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43228
- Orient: 9085 Southern Point, Orient, OH 43146
OhioHealth Urgent Care
Testing at all OhioHealth Urgent Care locations is limited to patients with symptoms. Anyone who is asymptomatic can schedule a video visit here or schedule a test on your MyChart account.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Those who want to schedule a test at Ohio State can log in to their MyChart account here.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Drive-Thru
There is also a drive-thru testing site on the first floor of the CAS parking garage at 2540 Olentangy River Road. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. You must make an appointment to get tested. You can make an appointment by logging into your MyChart account here.