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Bluewater is now offering high throughput COVID-19 testing.

Covid-19 Testing Information and Options

Bluewater has been recognized by the state of Kentucky for expanding the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity to include employers, hospitals, nursing homes, government agencies and individuals in need of a test.  Bluewater has the capacity to test well over 1,500 samples per day with results available within 24-48 business hours of receipt.  There are three ways which specimens are collected: on-site at an employer’s workplace, at Bluewater’s mobile collection sites, or through one of our partnered medical care providers.

Individual Testing

Telehealth: If you’d like a telehealth visit with a healthcare provider prior to your collection, Bluewater facilitates a telehealth option. This provider will manage your COVID-related care. Click here to schedule a telehealth appointment.

Mobile Collection Sites: For individuals wishing to be tested without a telehealth visit, choose a convenient time and location from the mobile collection sites listed below.

Specimen Collection: Go to the mobile collection site on the desired date and time with identification and insurance information (if applicable).

Results Reporting: Results are available within 48-72 business hours from specimen collection (24-48 business hours after receipt at the laboratory) and reported by text message or in the online patient portal.** 

Positive Results: In the event of a positive test result, you will receive a call with instructions for follow-up care.

Cost: Testing is at no cost to those wishing to be tested (no deductibles, copayments, or coinsurance). All claims are submitted to the patient’s insurance provider or to federal programs for the uninsured according to Section 4201 of the CARES Act.

**Patient Portal: Login credentials to the patient portal at https://sphere.health/portal will be emailed automatically after specimen collection.

Employer-Based Testing

Contact: To request on-site employer-based testing or for more information, contact Bluewater at COVIDtaskforce@bluewaterdxlab.com.

Schedule: An introductory call will be scheduled to discuss logistics and an on-site collection schedule

Offerings: During the call, Bluewater will request your employee count to ensure necessary staffing for collection and provide unique offerings

Collection: Bluewater’s dedicated COVID task force will conduct the on-site collection according to the agreed schedule

Results Reporting: Results are available within 48-72 business hours from specimen collection (24-48 business hours after receipt at the laboratory) and reported by text message or in the online patient portal. **

Cost: Testing is at no cost to employers or those wishing to be tested (no deductibles, copayments, or coinsurance). All claims are submitted to the patient’s insurance provider or to federal programs for the uninsured according to Section 4201 of the CARES Act.

**Patient Portal: Login credentials to the patient portal at https://sphere.health/portal/ will be emailed automatically after specimen collection.

Partnering with Bluewater

If you are a clinical provider wishing to send COVID-19 specimens to Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory, contact our COVID Task Force at COVIDtaskforce@bluewaterdxlab.com.

BLUEWATER MOBILE COLLECTION SITES

Activity at mobile collection sites may be subject to change without notice due to inclement weather or other unforeseen factors. Drive-up only collection sites are first come first serve, Bluewater cannot guarantee wait times.

We appreciate your understanding as we strive to serve our community.

Bullitt County

Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory

221 S. Bardstown Rd.
Mt. Washington, KY 40047

Site Directions and Photos

(No Appointment Needed)
Friday
1pm – 3pm
Bullitt County Health Department

181 Lees Valley Rd.
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

(By Appointment Only – Click here to make appointment)
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9am – 11am, 1pm – 3pm

Fayette County

Southland Christian Church

2349 Richmond Rd
Lexington, KY 40502

(No Appointment Needed)
Monday – Friday
9am – 4pm
Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC)

500 Newtown Pike
Lexington, Ky 40508

(No Appointment Needed)
Monday – Friday
9am – 4pm

Oldham County

Seven Counties Services – Henry, Oldham, Trimble

2141 Spencer Court
La Grange, 40031

(No Appointment Needed)
Monday – Thursday
9am – 11am, 1pm – 3pm

Friday
9am – 11am

Warren County

Fairview Community Health Center

225 Natchez Trace Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42103

(No Appointment Needed)
Monday – Friday
9am –11am, 1pm – 3pm

Jefferson County

Family Health Centers – Americana

4805 Southside Dr.
Louisville, KY 40214

(By Appointment Only – Click here to make appointment)
Monday – Thursday
9am – 12pm, 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Family Health Centers – Portland

2215 Portland Ave.
Louisville, KY 40212

Site Directions and Photos

(By Appointment Only – Click here to make appointment)
Monday – Thursday
9am – 12pm, 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Family Health Centers – Fairdale

1000 Neighborhood Place
Fairdale, KY 40118

Site Directions and Photos

(By Appointment Only – Click here to make appointment)
Monday – Friday
9am – 12pm, 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Family Health Centers – Downtown

834 East Broadway
Louisville, KY 40204

Site Directions and Photos

(By Appointment Only – Click here to make appointment)
Monday – Friday
9am – 12pm, 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Seven Counties Services – East

4710 Champions Trace
Louisville, KY 40218

Site Directions and Photos

(No Appointment Needed)
Monday – Friday
9am – 11am, 1pm – 3pm
Southeast Christian Church Campus

920 Blankenbaker Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40243

Site Directions and Photos

(No Appointment Needed)
Monday – Friday
9am – 4pm

COVID-19 Clinical Partners

For additional COVID information, visit our FAQ’s page or Contact Us.

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In accordance with Section 4202 of the CARES Act, Bluewater’s cash price for COVID-19 testing, billed to commercial insurance providers, is $250/sample.

Still looking for answers?

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