Allen County Testing Site changes hours, set to close in May

Update: Monday, April 4

Source: The Allen County Department of Health

The Allen County Department of Health free public COVID-19 testing site will revise its operating schedule starting Monday, April 4. The site, 5750 Falls Drive, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Demand for COVID-19 tests has decreased significantly amid a drop in coronavirus cases and the increased availability of at-home, rapid antigen tests. The Department of Health will continue to offer free polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and rapid antigen tests at the site.

The public testing site will close Friday, May 27.

The Department of Health has operated several free testing sites since Oct. 1, 2020. The Falls Drive site opened in September to continue free testing services five days per week.

More than 104,000 Allen County residents have so far tested positive for COVID-19 – about 55,000 through PCR testing and 49,000 via rapid testing.

Free COVID-19 tests are available at nearly 600 locations in Indiana, including about 30 in Allen County.

Appointments can be made at and

Free at-home tests can be ordered at

A Quick Contact Guide for Coronavirus Information

Please Note: if you are concerned about a friend or family member’s well-being and/or mental status based on conversations you’ve had with them, encounters you have experienced, or what they posted on their social media accounts, FIRST, dial 911 in an emergency and then contact the social media outlets directly.

Local and Regional Coronavirus resources

Allen County Department of Health

Hotline: (260) 449-4499, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Indiana Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline

Hotline: 1-877-826-0011 (open 8 a.m. ET-Midnight ET seven days a week)


Mental Health Resources

Park Center – Fort Wayne, IN

Crisis Hotline: 800-552-0985


Northeastern Center, Inc. – Kendallville IN

Crisis: 800-790-0118


Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services, Inc. – Warsaw, IN

Phone: 574-267-7169


Resources from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)- A List curated by NAMI of Fort Wayne:

State and National Resources


Indiana Vaccine Signup: Call 211 or sign up online at

Indiana Department of Health:

Hotline: 1-877-826-0011 (open 8AM-8PM ET)



Ohio Department of Health

Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)



CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

Hotline: 1-800-232-4636


Mental Health Resources

From the National Institute of Mental Health:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En Español 1-888-628-9454
The Lifeline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889.

Crisis Text Line
Text “HELLO” to 741741
The Crisis Text hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the U.S. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.

Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text to 838255
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects veterans 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a trained responder. The service is available to all veterans, even if not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare. Veterans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss can call 1-800-799-4889.

Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746

The disaster distress helpline provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The helpline is free, multilingual, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Hotline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

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