COVID-19 Test Kits
In order to to ensure test availability, please call the library at 440-333-7610, press “2” before picking up a test.
These 15-minute take-home tests require the user to have an online telehealth session with virtual instruction and consultation. This test cannot be taken without a telehealth appointment.
The following is required to take the tests:
- Windows or Mac/Apple laptop with Webcam (or a desktop computer with an adjustable/moveable webcam), microphone, and speaker
- An email address
- An internet connection
For more information and to ensure test
availability call 440-333-7610 or text “COVID”
Before picking up the test, smartphone or tablet users should:
Call the library at 440-333-7610, press “2”, for instructions and to ensure availability.
Download the NAVICA app and create an account. – Learn more
- You will be asked to verify that they have a NAVICA account by displaying their NAVICA ID in the NAVICA app.
If requesting tests for multiple people, they should show a NAVICA ID for each person.
If you do not have a smartphone or tablet, you can still pick up the test without showing a NAVICA ID.
Picking Up Your Test:
If you have an Apple or Android device, follow these instructions BEFORE you come to pick up your kit:
- Download the NAVICA app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play App Store from your smartphone/tablet. and open it.
- Create a NAVICA account from the app on your device and remember your username and password.
If the patient to be tested is a minor (age 17 or younger), tap the “TEST SITE” icon at the bottom of the app and then tap the profile icon on the upper right of the screen to add a “MANAGED PROFILE” for the minor to be tested.
- Tap the “TEST SITE” icon at the bottom of the NAVICA app. Tap the DISPLAY NAVICA ID button and show your NAVICA ID to the person giving you the test kit.
If you do not have a smartphone/tablet, you may pick up your kit at the drive-through window.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What should an individual do if their telehealth session is interrupted before completion?
If a telehealth session is interrupted, the individual should immediately return to ohio.emed.com and select the option to begin a test and explain to a proctor that the prior session was interrupted. If the proctor determines that the session is unable to proceed, contact eMed support at (844)-943-0753 for assistance.
How are results reported?
eMed is responsible for reporting results. For the individual being tested, results are returned through the NAVICA app, and the NAVICA pass can be used to demonstrate a test result to an employer, school, or other party. For public health reporting, eMed sends results through the electronic lab reporting system.
Can we skip the telehealth portion of the test and just have the distribution site also perform the test?
No, the home test’s Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA specifically states, “The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test is to be performed only with the supervision of a telehealth proctor.” Bypassing the telehealth portion of the test would also mean there would not be a prescription for the test to be administered, as the prescription specifically includes this aspect of the test. However, there are more appropriate, rapid antigen tests that can be administered at a distribution site that has a CLIA certification or waiver, can provide an order for the test, trained medical staff to administer and a mechanism for reporting the results of the test to the Ohio Department of Health. If appropriate, please contact the state testing team at TestingRequests@odh.ohio.gov to discuss these alternative options.