A separate testing location for the COVID-19/Coronavirus has been set-up in Chillicothe. Beginning today (Wednesday), Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital have jointly set-up a temporary COVID-19 drive-thru testing site. This is located at the former Washington Street Food and Drink location in Chillicothe, at 1100 Washington St.
The off-site drive-thru testing is only available to patients who have a referral from a physician. The drive-thru location will be operating Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Patients who are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms as designated by the CDC – that includes: a fever of 100 degrees or higher, new cough within the last 14 days, and shortness of breath – are asked to call their provider to receive further direction.
As patients arrive, they will be asked to follow the traffic flow, stay in their vehicle, and to be prepared to provide proof of identity and provide their date of birth. Tests will only be administered to those who arrive after receiving a physician referral.
Hospital officials say the test results are taking 2-3 days but the time may vary depending on volume.