The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals have partnered to provide drive-through coronavirus testing for patients.
Cleveland Clinic said patients will need a doctor’s order to be tested. The testing site will be at the jointly owned W.O. Walker Building in University Circle at 10524 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland.
Testing begins Saturday for Cleveland Clinic patients and Monday for University Hospitals patients. The testing site will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.
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Cleveland Clinic said when patients arrive they will stay in their car and present their doctor’s orders. They will remain in their car as a sample is collected.
Samples will be tested at the hospital’s laboratory, and results are anticipated to be available within a day. Cleveland Clinic said patients will be tested regardless of their ability to pay, and no copays will be charged for the test.
The two hospitals are testing in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. As this situation changes, procedures will continue to evolve.
Cleveland Clinic said to obtain a medical screening to determine if testing is necessary, people with symptoms should start with a virtual visit using Cleveland Clinic’s Express Care Online or call their University Hospitals or Cleveland Clinic primary care physician.