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METHODIST TO OFFER DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 TESTING

METHODIST TO OFFER DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 TESTING

Bill Stephens

March 20th, 2020

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HENDERSON – Starting Monday, March 23, Methodist Health will be offering a drive-through COVID-19 testing site for symptomatic patients who have an order for testing.
Orders will be provided for patients who meet the following criteria:

  • Symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath)
    WITH
  • Known exposure to anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 OR
  • A travel history to any high risk country in the past 14 days, or air or cruise travel in the last 7 days
    OR
  • Multiple family or close contacts with similar respiratory symptoms (testing only the person who has been sick the longest)
    OR
  • Respiratory symptoms greater than 5 days, negative influenza, and worsening symptoms
    OR
  • Healthcare workers with active clinical duties and potential exposures
    Anyone who does not meet the above criteria will not be tested. Tests should be reserved for only those most at risk. To get an order for testing, those meeting the above criteria should call the Deaconess 24-hour nurse triage line at 812-450-6555. At that time, patients will complete a pre-screening to receive an order, and then will be given directions on where to go for testing.
    Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    *Tests completed by appointment only through Deaconess Nurse Triage Line
  • Not open to those without an order
  • Entrance to Drive Thru testing will be at main entrance, at the corner of 12th and North Elm Streets

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