Franciscan Health’s COVID-19 testing site moved to Homer Street


Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020 Franciscan Health Michigan City’s COVID-19 testing site will be relocated to the former hospital campus at 301 W. Homer St.

Testing at Franciscan Health’s site is limited to residents of LaPorte, Porter and Berrien counties.

Franciscan Health said that hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Patients must have a physician/provider order; they must also pre-register by calling (219) 877-1474.

Patients must bring their doctor’s order and photo identification to the testing site.

A free online assessment is also available for patients who are experiencing symptoms, or think they may have been exposed to novel COVID-19 coronavirus. “This non-diagnostic questionnaire, developed in collaboration with Franciscan clinical leaders, will determine an individual’s eligibility for a telephonic consultation with a nurse. A nurse will then guide patients with their next steps to the care they need,” hosital officials said. The online assessment can be accessed at

For those seeking information, Franciscan requests that they not call the emergency department, since it takes resources away from treating patients.

For frequently asked questions about coronavirus, community members can call the hotline number (219) 879-8511, prompt #8. This is not a medical screening hotline; rather it is for general information only.

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