Columbus, OH,
23
March
2020
|
10:00 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

OhioHealth Expanding COVID-19 Ambulatory Testing Sites

Outpatient Testing Soon to be Available in Mansfield, Athens and Marion

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, OhioHealth will expand to four total COVID-19 ambulatory testing sites based on supply availability. These testing sites are not on-demand, walk up testing sites for the general public. People will be turned away without a physician order from the OhioHealth COVID-19 Clinical Teams.

In addition to the recently opened central Ohio location, the following sites will open this week:

  • Tuesday, March 24 – Mansfield and Athens
  • Wednesday, March 25 – Marion

Times and date are subject to change, but the testing sites are currently scheduled for 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends.

Who Is This Testing For?

These testing sites are not an on-demand testing site for the general public. People will be turned away without a physician order from the OhioHealth COVID-19 Clinical Team.

Currently, OhioHealth is reserving the tests for the highest risk patients. We will continue to expand (or suspend) the testing locations based on supply availability. As soon as testing capacity is used up each day, triage lines will be turned off until the following day.

The targeted population for testing are patients with symptoms who are 60 years or older with comorbidities (uncontrolled diabetes, immune-suppressed, CHF/COPD) or healthcare providers/associates.

A patient that is included in the targeted population MUST present WITH a physician order and symptoms that qualify for a test which include:

  • Fever
  • New or worsening shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Acute fatigue
  • Confusion

OhioHealth has established processes to allow providers who do not use our electronic medical records to refer patients to the sites as well.

About OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It is also recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 13 years in a row, 2007-2019.

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 30,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area.

OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital, OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Berger Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.

-30-