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Oregon Health & Science University opened a COVID-19 community testing site at the Portland Expo Center on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Appointments are required by calling the COVID-19 Connected Care Center at 833-647-8222 weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or sign up online. Drive-through testing is available from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. (Erik Robinson/OHSU)
By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 20 September 2021

There are many testing options available to Oregonians who experience COVID-19 symptoms or may have been exposed to someone who had COVID-19.

The newest coronavirus testing option in the Portland area is Oregon Health & Science University’s free, drive-through testing site at the Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, which offers testing with an appointment only.

This OHSU community testing site is open to anyone who is over two months old, although a parent or guardian must accompany those under 15 to provide verbal consent for testing.

OHSU’s community COVID-19 testing site is open weekdays: 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, and 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Friday.

No identification, proof of residency, Social Security Number or insurance is required, although OHSU may bill insurance if you have it. Maps and directions to the Portland Expo Center are available online; the public should enter on North Expo Road.

Reserve a spot online

Appointments can be made in English online. Those needing translation or technology assistance can also make an appointment by calling 833-647-8222 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Two language hotlines have also been created for those who speak Spanish and Russian: 503-437-9074 (Spanish) and 503-386-0673 (Russian).

More information about other local COVID-19 testing options is available at OHSU’s Resources website and the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Testing website.

To avoid needing a COVID-19 test, OHSU encourages Oregonians to get vaccinated. More information about OHSU’s smaller, community-based vaccination clinics is available on this OHSU website: Get a Vaccine: Events for Black/African American, Asian, Latino, Pacific Islander, Native American and Other Community Members.

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