Testing Criteria, Pop-Up Testing Locations & Community Centers

Portage County Announces Free COVID-19 Testing in Partnership with the Ohio National Guard and Northeast Ohio Medical University  (NEOMED). 


  • July 21, Tuesday   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • July 23, Thursday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • July 25, Saturday  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


  • NEOMED 4211 State Route 44, Rootstown, Ohio 44272, Campus Parking Lot B located on the south side of campus. Click here for a NEOMED Campus Map
  • Enter Only from Loretta Drive off Tallmadge Road
  • Exit Only State Route 44


Additional Pop-Up Testing Information

Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Minority Health Strike Task Force announced a walk-up/drive-up testing initiative with the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers and their affiliate members (Community Health Centers) and the Ohio National Guard. These sites will also include other local community-based organizations i.e., faith-based organizations, community centers, food pantries, etc.

Testing for this initiative will be available for individuals with or without symptoms. The test has no out-of-pocket cost to the patient and individuals of any age are able to access the test. Minors will need signed consent of a parent/guardian.

Other Testing Locations

Testing locations, processes and procedures vary between providers. It is reccommended to call ahead, register on line and/or check if a doctor's prescription is required Prior to driving to a location near you.

COVID-19 Testing Guidance

Ohio has modified these groups to meet the specific needs of our state in light of changes in testing availability and evolving knowledge of COVID-19 and its impact on Ohioans. The state continues to emphasize testing of patients who are most severely ill, patients who are moderately ill with a high risk of complications — such as those who are elderly and those with serious medical issues — and individuals who are critical to providing care and service to those who are ill. 

Testing Criteria

Ohio Testing and Community Health Centers Locations

The Ohio Department of Health Testing and Community Health Centers map indicates testing sites throughout Ohio. The map is a combination of private companies offering testing and Community Health Centers. For details about each locations’ testing practices, to get a test referral or schedule an appointment, please go to the appropriate retailers’ website (listed below) or visit the Ohio Association of Community Health Care Centers for more information about Community Health Centers. Kroger also will be offering testing in various locations around the state. 



     Physical Health Resources

    For more information about what to do if you or a loved one is sick or exposed to COVID-19 click here

    CDC Overview of Testing and Priority Guidance

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established priority groups for testing.

    CDC also provides an overview of testing including recommendations for viral testing, specimen collection and reporting, antibody testing, and guidelines for testing symptomatic and non-symptomatic individuals.