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Free COVID Testing Continues
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY - Western Kentucky residents can still get tested for COVID-19 free of charge at various locations over the next several days.

The Purchase District Health Department began expanded COVID testing on Oct. 5 in community locations as part of a statewide pilot program. The pop up testing sites will offer free drive-up testing at the following locations and times: 


Paducah-McCracken County Health Center Fri. October 16
916 Kentucky Avenue Time: 9am – 1 pm
Paducah, KY 42001
p. (270)709-1283



Ballard County Health Clinic Mon – Tues Oct. 19 + 20
198 Bluegrass Drive Time:  9:30-2:00
LaCenter, KY 42056 
p. (270)709-1283



Carlisle County Health Clinic Wed – Thurs Oct. 21 + 22
62 John Roberts Drive                 Time:  9:30 – 2:00
Bardwell, KY 42023
p. (270)709-1283


The testing is free, and no proof of insurance is required. You do not have to have symptoms or a doctor’s order. Results will be available within a few days via text message or phone call. Walk-ups are accepted, but prior registration is preferred.

This testing event is for people aged 12 and older. If the test cannot be tolerated by those under the age of 18, the service may not be able to be provided and patients will be asked to follow-up with their primary care physician.

Published 09:22 AM, Friday Oct. 16, 2020
Updated 09:44 AM, Friday Oct. 16, 2020

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