The COVID-19 test includes a swab to the back of the nose and detects the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19.
COVID-19 Testing Sites
COVID-19 tests at a drive-thru Norton Respiratory Illness Testing Center (RITC) are by appointment only. Schedule an appointment using links below for our two locations or by calling (502) 861-4611, option 1.
If you are experiencing symptoms that may be related to COVID-19, you may rest at home and schedule a video visit with a Norton eCare provider or visit with a provider for additional care and testing. For your safety and the safety of our staff, we ask that you schedule an appointment online and notify staff that you are having symptoms.
What to Know About Your Appointment at a Norton Respiratory Illness Testing Center
This is a drive-thru testing location. Follow these instructions carefully:
- Review the map of your testing location prior to your appointment.
- Team members and signs will guide you through the process.
- For your safety and the safety of others, stay in your vehicle at all times. The team will come to you to perform the swab test.
- No more than four people per car may be tested.
- No cellphone use is permitted. This includes pictures and videos.
You must bring a photo ID.
How Long Does It Take to Get My Test Results?
Under normal circumstances, you should receive nasal swab test results in two to three days.* The fastest way to receive results is through MyNortonChart.
*Due to the increased demand over the holidays, test results can be delayed.
How Will I Receive My Swab Test Results?
If your nasal swab test is positive, we will call you.
If your nasal swab test result is negative, your results will be available in MyNortonChart. If you do not have a free MyNortonChart account, visit NortonHealthcare.com/MyNortonChart to sign up. Your results also will be mailed to you.
Is Antibody Testing Available?
An antibody test is a blood test that looks for signs of a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. It detects antibodies in your blood that fight infection. The test requires a venous blood draw and is available for healthy patients at Norton Healthcare primary care locations.