Healthcare in the COVID-19 era

As we continue to fight the COVID-19 virus, Methodist Hospitals is offering all of the quality healthcare you’re come to expect from us.

We’re making visiting Methodist Hospitals facilities, as well as your Methodist Physician Group doctors even safer. Our physicians, nurses and staff have embraced aggressive policies and procedures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at every Methodist Hospitals facility throughout Northwest Indiana.

If you suspect that you have COVID-19:

Call your primary care physician if you have symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 virus for instructions to safely receive care without exposing others.

If you don’t have a primary care physician, please call Methodist Hospitals CareFirst at 219-791-9389

Drive-thru Testing:

Those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can be tested at our drive-thru testing locations at the Northlake and Southlake Emergency Departments.

Due to the recent increase in demand for COVID-19 tests, Methodist Hospitals has implemented new testing processes at our Southlake Campus in Merrillville and our Northlake Campus in Gary.

At the Southlake Campus, please follow the signs to our new drive-thru check-in tent. The tent is located in the parking lot on the north side of 87th Avenue, across from Pavilion A. Your information will be collected and you will be given further instructions. When it is time for your test, a staff member will call you to proceed to the Emergency Department. Download the map here.

At the Northlake Campus, please call ahead to register, then take 7th Avenue west to Garfield Street and follow the signs to the line for the testing tent in the circular drive near the outpatient radiation therapy entrance. Download the map here.

Testing Days and Hours:
Monday through Friday • 8am to 4pm (Check-in by 2pm)

Call 219-738-5816 (Southlake) or 219-886-5070 (Northlake) for drive-thru testing instructions.

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