CINCINNATI — UC Health has opened a drive-thru COVID-19 testing center on the Clifton Campus in an effort to make tests more available to those who need them. 

Tests are available by appointment only and are available for those 2 years old and older. Hours of operation will be limited. For Tuesday and Wednesday, tests will be given between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. After Wednesday, testing center hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.

The UC Health COVID-19 Community Testing Center is located at the former UC Health MRI Center, 321 Albert Sabin Way. 

Registration will occur at the MRI building, and drivers will be directed to a nearby parking garage to receive a nasal swab.

While they come at no cost, individuals will be asked to provide an insurance card.

“Expanded access to COVID-19 testing is one way to address the present surge in COVID-19 within our community, but obtaining vaccination against COVID-19 is the best way to bring this pandemic to an end,” said Dustin Calhoun, medical director of emergency management for UC Health. “We continue to urge members of the public to take precautions against the spread of COVID-19 by becoming fully vaccinated and wearing a mask in public settings.”