CIRCLEVILLE, OH – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, OhioHealth will expand to a fifth COVID-19 ambulatory testing site based on supply availability.
In addition to the current central Ohio, Mansfield, Athens and Marion locations, the following site will open this week:
· Friday, May 1 – Orient | OhioHealth Medical Building (formally Berger Medical Center) Times and dates 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?
This testing site is not an on-demand testing site for the general public. People will be turned away without a physician order.
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 individuals WITH symptoms identified by the CDC who are 18 years or older.
A patient that is included in the targeted population MUST present WITH a physician order and symptoms or need that qualifies for a test which includes:
• New or worsening shortness of breath
• Repeated shaking with chills
• Muscle pain
• Sore throat
• New loss of taste or smell
• Someone scheduled for an upcoming surgery
OhioHealth has established processes to allow providers who do not use our electronic medical records to refer patients to the sites as well.
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.