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Emergency Departments Are NOT For COVID-19 Testing

People get this wrong about Covid testing ...

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK – If you need to test for COVID-19, Mayo Clinic health experts remind you not to go to the emergency department for testing. Emergency departments are for patients with life-threatening health care needs.

Dr. Laura Walker, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician says:

“Emergency departments are an important part of the overall health care system,”

“Our primary care and dedicated COVID-19 testing sites are also an important aspect. As an emergency physician, I need to be able to quickly see patients with emergency conditions ― like strokes, heart attacks, injuries and severe illness ― where time is of the essence.

“Conditions that can be cared for in the clinic setting or the outpatient testing centers for COVID-19 are best done there. We have put together incredible resources so patients can schedule their COVID-19 tests and quickly get them taken care of.”

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For those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and need to be tested using a lab-based polymerase chain reaction test, or PCR, check your local state health department’s website for COVID-19 testing options.

Patients across Mayo also can go to their Patient Online Services account and use the Check Symptoms assessment tool to schedule an appointment at a Mayo location near them. Or they can purchase an at-home COVID-19 test kit.

If patients are having trouble scheduling an appointment to be tested for COVID-19, they should not go to the emergency department to get tested. Instead, they should be patient and continue to check testing options to schedule the next available testing appointment near them.

Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone continue following the proper COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidelines, as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if they or someone around them is positive for COVID-19.

Officials shut down bogus ‘pop-up COVID testing site’

Cyrus Moulton, Telegram & Gazette | Jan 13, 2022

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WORCESTER — The state Department of Public Health shut down a pop-up COVID-19 testing site on Grafton Street that it says was unlicensed.

The DPH issued cease-and-desist letters to the Center for COVID Control sites in Worcester, Needham and North Dartmouth.

The letters came in response to complaints about the privately owned, Illinois-based company and a survey Wednesday taken in conjunction with the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services … READ MORE. 

 

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