Story by: Norton Healthcare on January 19, 2022
If you need a COVID-19 test and don’t have symptoms or have very minimal symptoms, the best place to go is one of the many drive-thru testing centers around the Louisville area. This includes Norton Healthcare Express Services or the site at Churchill Downs operated by Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government.
If you are not sure if you should see a health care provider, contact your primary care provider, especially if you have a pre-existing condition that makes you at high risk for severe illness if you get COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccines continue to be the best way to prevent severe illness from the coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Testing is best if you have been exposed to COVID-19 at least five days ago. A testing appointment can be scheduled at NortonHealthcare.com/COVID-19 or visit the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government’s listing to find other locations.
If you have been exposed to COVID-19 at least five days ago, have mild symptoms but no health conditions that make you high risk for severe disease from the coronavirus, before going to get tested, contact your primary care provider to determine if you need to be seen by your provider.
You should promptly seek care at a Norton Immediate Care Center or Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens clinic if you:
If your symptoms are life-threatening, seek care at the closest hospital emergency department.
If you need same-day care and can’t get an appointment with your primary care provider, you can get care at a Norton Immediate Care Center or a Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens clinic for issues including:
Norton eCare offers video and phone visits for conditions that are not complex, emergency or life-threatening situations. These include:
See a full list here.
Serious issues requiring care in an emergency department include:
If you have a concern that you think is an emergency and your symptoms are life-threatening, call 911 or go to an emergency department right away.
Select an appointment date and time from available spots listed below.