COVID-19 Community Testing April 3 – April 6
MercyMed of Columbus is performing a community wide COVID-19 drive-thru screening and specimen collection for testing at Cascade Hills Church. Only patients experiencing the following symptoms will be tested for COVID-19:
- Direct in-person exposure to someone diagnosed with COVID-19
IMPORTANT: This is not open testing. Supplies are limited, and testing will be performed only for patients who meet the criteria.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Collected specimen will be sent to a private lab. Results are communicated in 48-72 hours.
Instructions to proceed through the process will be provided on site. All attendees should be prepared for long waits. No bathrooms are available, and exiting the vehicle is not permitted. You must bring a picture ID, insurance card (if insured), a pen, and a charged working mobile phone.
WHEN CAN I GET TESTED?
The testing site will operate Friday April 3 & Saturday April 4 from 9-6, Sunday April 5 from 1-6, and Monday April 6 from 9 – 6 or until supplies are depleted.
WHERE IS IT?
The testing location is the parking lot of Cascade Hills Church. 727 54th Street. Columbus, GA 31904
WHY / OBJECTIVE
It is imperative to:
- Screen and test residents for COVID-19 to decrease the risk of continual community transmission
- Improve quarantining measures
- Protect others in the community from those who test positive
- Decrease the burden on local hospitals by slowing transmission
- Look for trends of data
MercyMed is a Christian nonprofit healthcare center whose mission is to be the medical home for the uninsured and underserved of our community. MercyMed opened in 2012. The healthcare center has three locations in Columbus. MercyMed offers primary care, dentistry, physical therapy, a micro-farm, School Based Health Center, and more. MercyMed is committed to increasing access to quality healthcare for the underserved.
This large scale event is made possible thanks to the generosity of Cascade Hills Church, collaboration with the Georgia Department of Health and the City of Columbus, and a small army of volunteers from local churches, non-profits, and businesses.
Contact MercyMed via phone. The office reopens at 8:30 Thursday, April 2. 706.507.9209