Masks On, Ohio!
Masks help reduce the release of droplets that may contain the virus. This is especially true for those individuals without symptoms who may be unaware that they have the infection. These cases are estimated to account for more than 50% of transmissions. Masks also help provide personal protection for the wearer by reducing the likelihood of inhaling infectious droplets.
Testing helps identify those who have COVID-19 so they can stay home (isolate) and not spread the disease to others. Testing helps healthcare professionals understand how many people have COVID-19 within our community. Testing also helps prepare our hospitals for potential COVID-19 admissions and helps our local health departments conduct contact tracing to prevent future spread of the virus.
Centerpoint offers curbside COVID-19 testing at these locations:
Middletown, 231 N Breiel Blvd, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Franklin, 333 Conover Dr Ste B, on Thursdays
We provide televisits for COVID-19 testing. You must have a tablet, smart phone, or computer to access the televisit.
Click here to self-schedule a televisit, or call Centerpoint Health at 513-217-9165 to speak with someone.
You'll receive a text message or email with further instructions about how to access your televisit.
Please bring an identification card and insurance information to all appointments.
Vaccinations for COVID-19
In addition to older children and adult vaccinations, Centerpoint Health offers the Covid-19 Moderna vaccine to children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years old as recommended by CDC and approved for emergency use by the FDA. Vaccines will be offered at our Franklin office on Thursdays and Fridays. Please call to schedule 513-318-1188.
Vaccinations are offered on Thursdays from 9-5 and Fridays 9-12 at our clinic in Franklin at 333 Conover Dr, Ste B.
Boosters for COVID-19
Centerpoint Health offers Pfizer and Moderna booster shots for people over 18 years of age who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine more than six months ago or who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago.
Please bring your COVID-19 vaccine card, and if you cannot find your vaccine card, contact your original vaccine provider to see if they can locate your records. If they are unable to assist, please contact your local health department.
Booster shots are offered on Thursdays from 9-5 and Fridays 9-12 at our clinic in Franklin at 333 Conover Dr, Ste B. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments are encouraged.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Which vaccine do you offer?
This varies based on our allocation from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Currently we are offering the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
How many doses do I have to get?
The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines involve two doses. In order to qualify for the first dose, you must be available to receive the second dose in four weeks.
How much does the vaccination cost?
There is no direct charge to patients for vaccines, but if you have insurance, your insurance will be billed.
At which location can I get the vaccination?
333 Conover Dr, Ste B, Franklin, OH 45005
Who needs to be tested?
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone known to have COVID-19, you can get tested. Exposure is close contact (less than 6 feet), for more than 15 minutes, with someone who has COVID-19 (with or without a mask).
What should I do if I have been exposed?
Stay home for at least 10 days (preferably 14 days) after exposure and maintain social distance (at least 6 feet) from others. Make sure to self-monitor for symptoms for at least 14 days.
Stay home for at least 7 days. On day 6 get tested for COVID-19. If the results are negative, you can stop your quarantine. Continue to self-monitor for symptoms for at least 14 days.
Symptoms vary from person to person. They can include a lack of energy, loss of appetite, or loss of taste or smell.
If I have a negative test after being exposed, do I still need to stay at home?
Yes! The incubation time for COVID-19 is often several days from exposure to symptom onset. This means it can take days for the symptoms of the disease to develop. A negative test on day 2, 3, or 4 does not mean a person will not develop symptoms on day 11, 12, 13, or even 14. Also, some infected people never develop symptoms. All contacts of a case of COVID-19 need to quarantine at home for at least 10 days (preferably 14 days) without testing and for 7 days with a negative test.
Why do I need to wait 72 hours after exposure to get a test?
This gives the virus enough time to build up in your system enough to show up in a test result.
What happens if I receive a negative result?
A negative result means that the virus that causes COVID-19 was not found in your sample. In the early or late stages of infection, it is possible that a low concentration of the virus will not be detected. Even with a negative result it is important to wear a mask in public, avoid close contact indoors with individuals outside your home and wash your hands frequently. If you receive negative results and are still under quarantine because you were a close contact to a confirmed case, you must remain in quarantine for the entire 7 days. You can become infectious at any time during the 14 days from the last day of exposure.
What happens if I receive a positive result?
You may be contacted by your health care provider or by your local public health department. It is important to communicate with public health. Their job is to help prevent the spread of the virus. Public Health will ask you about who you were around and where you went so that they can identify others at risk of getting COVID-19. They will never ask you for sensitive personal information such as bank information or passwords. If you receive a call from a local health department- please tell the truth - you can directly impact the safety of your community and of your loved ones.
Contact tracing may take time. It is important to stay home so you do not get others sick if you receive a positive result. All contacts of a case of COVID-19 need to quarantine at home for at least 10 days (preferably 14 days) without testing and 7 days.
Need more information?
Please visit one of the following sites for more information about the COVID-19 virus and vaccine.