If your health care provider has determined that you are symptomatic for COVID-19, you may be tested through the IU Health partnership. Testing appointments are available 7 days a week.
However, if you have been advised to be tested and you currently do not have symptoms, there are other testing options available:
We recommend registering for an appointment for asymptomatic testing through the Indiana State Department of Health website.You may register for testing at an Optum/LHI site or a Community Test Site. COVID-19 testing at these sites is free.
The Community Testing Site for Delaware County is at Open Door Health Services at 333 S. Madison St. Testing only available by appointment.
The Optum/LHI site is at 401 N. Country Club Rd. Testing is available by Walk-in or appointment.
On-campus Testing Options
Beginning February 9, 2021 to May 14, 2021
10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays
- COVID-19 testing is free
- this testing is a rapid antigen test
- results are usually returned in 30 minutes via the NAVICA App and emailed to students on the same day as testing
Please bring your:
- Ball State ID or a photo ID
- mobile phone with NAVICA App
The easiest and quickest way to get your test results is with the NAVICA App. You MUST download the app and create your secure profile before arriving at the testing site. Get the blue NAVICA App in the Apple Store or Google Play at no charge.
When you arrive, please go to Worthen Arena Gate 1 next to the Athletic Ticket Office. Then walk around the outside of the building to reach the location. No cutting through the Jo Ann Gora Student Wellness and Recreation Center.
Frequently Asked Questions
Asymptomatic testing is available on campus at no-cost on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Worthen Arena Concourse.
- Bring a mobile phone and student ID (or a valid photo ID)
- Download NAVICA app in the Apple App Store or on Google Play before arriving to the testing location.
The University will use the Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card rapid antigen test for quick actionable COVID-19 testing results. A rapid antigen test provides almost immediate results and data that allows the individual and University to take appropriate measures to mitigate asymptomatic spread in the community.
The rapid test is a self-administered anterior nasal swab test. Results are usually available in 30 minutes.
We recommend downloading the blue NAVICA app in the Apple App Store or on Google Play and register before you arrive for testing. The registration generates a NAVICA ID in the app that will be scanned and linked to the unique QR code on the Binax NOW COVID-19 Ag Card. Scanning the student ID in the NAVICA app and the QR code on the COVID-19 Ag Card creates a secure link between the student and the test card. Once the test is performed the COVID-19 Ag Card is scanned again, the results are interpreted and then submitted via the NAVICA app. App users will receive the notice of the result in the app.
Students who do not have a compatible mobile phone or chooses not to use the app will be notified of their test results via email. Emails will be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org.
If You Have Symptoms
Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should use IU Health Services for screening and testing.
Use the symptom checker at iuhealth.org/covid19 to check for COVID-19 symptoms. If your symptoms indicate COVID-19, you will be referred to the coronavirus screening service with an RN through the IU Health Virtual Visit app. IU Health will order a COVID-19 test and provide instructions to the appropriate specimen collection site at the Student Health Center, IU Ball Memorial Hospital, or the North Tillotson Avenue site.
More Testing Options
The state of Indiana provides a list of testing options. Be sure to contact the testing site before you go to make sure you meet the criteria for testing.
Find a testing site.