WARSAW – Bowen Center will expand the hours for its free COVID-19 drive-through testing site at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds in Warsaw for the third time in as many weeks to meet the growing demand.
The site has seen a 1,510% increase in visits since June, according to a news release from Bowen Center.
The hours will change on Tuesday, Sept. 7, after being closed for the Labor Day holiday.
The hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday.
English/Spanish language technicians are available to administer the tests which are free and available to anyone two years old and up. You do not need an appointment, a doctor’s referral, insurance or to be a resident of Kosciusko County. For more information, call (574 )372-3517 or (574) 372-2353.
The drive-through site is operated by Bowen Center and Bowen Health Clinic on behalf of the Indiana Department of Health and the Kosciusko County Health Department with assistance from the Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition, Ivy Tech Community College – Warsaw, Kosciusko Community Hospital, WJ Carey Construction, the Kosciusko County Fair Board, Wildman Business Group and DM Trump Construction LLC.
A free vaccination registration assistance hotline is also available to assist those who do not have access to a computer or Internet access, or are uncomfortable or unable to use a computer. The hotline number, which is available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday, is (574) 347-4256. If the call volume is high, callers may be requested to leave contact information for the operators to return their call. The service is provided by Bowen Center and Bowen Health Clinic on behalf of the Kosciusko County Health Department with support from the City of Warsaw and the K21 Health Foundation.