Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz and Toledo Lucas County Health Commissioner Dr. Eric Zgodzinski were joined by community and corporate partners on April 21 to announce new opportunities for residents to receive COVID-19 testing in Lucas County.
“While we are continuing to abide by the Governor’s order to stay at home until at least May 1, we must plan for the future,” Commissioner Wozniak said. “The roadmap to recovery from COVID-19 calls for testing to be an important highway because it will give us the much-needed data to safely move forward.”
ProMedica’s Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety Dr. Brian Kaminski indicated that it is key for symptomatic people to be tested whenever possible.
“In our current state of the coronavirus pandemic, testing is most appropriate for individuals experiencing symptoms of COVID-19,” he said. “Developing an understanding of disease prevalence in our community is dependent upon prioritizing and testing individuals who feel they may have symptoms of the disease. Community members who are currently experiencing a fever of 100.4 Fahrenheit or greater, with cough and/or shortness of breath can seek a test at one of these sites.”
Drive-thru testing at the 7225 Airport Highway location will run through the end of May. You must have an appointment and the test is free.
Eligible populations include healthcare facility workers with symptoms, patients 65 years of age and older with symptoms, patients with underlying health conditions with symptoms, and first responders with symptoms. You can get pre-screened and set up an appointment by using www.riteaid.com.
Drive-thru testing sponsored by Kroger will take place at Metroparks Hawkins Farmhouse, 5434 W. Bancroft Street in Toledo. Testing will run from April 23-April 25 and is Free. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is eligible for a test. You must have an appointment. You can get pre-screened and set up an appointment by visiting krogerhealth.com/covidtesting.
Drive-thru testing sponsored by Walmart will take place at Metroparks Hawkins Farmhouse, 5434 W. Bancroft Street in Toledo. Testing will run from Wednesday, April 29 through the end of May or as demand requires. The test is free.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is eligible for a test. You must have an appointment. You can get pre-screened and make an appointment at www.MyQuestCOVIDTest.com.
Drive thru and walk up testing is available at two locations through Neighborhood Health Association. Beginning on Monday, April 27, you can be tested at Nexus Healthcare Center at 1415 Jefferson Ave. or Navarre Park Family Care Center at 1020 Varland Ave. (this site will have Spanish speakers available).
Eligible populations include anyone with COVID-19 symptoms living in the 43602, 43604, 43605, 43606, 43607, 43608, 43609, 43610, 43611, 43620 zip codes and parts of 43528 (Spencer-Sharples). An appointment is required. To be pre-screened and get an appointment for either location, call 419-214-5700.