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Kroger Health to Offer Drive-Thru Testing at Southview Medical Center

May 11, 2020

Kroger Health to Offer Drive-Thru Testing at Southview Medical Center

Kroger Health will offer its additional drive-thru testing opportunities in Centerville next week. This site is made possible through support from Kettering Health Network

WHAT:            Kroger Health drive-thru testing site

WHEN:            Tuesday, May 12 – Thursday, May 14

                        8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:         On the campus of Southview Medical Center

                       1997 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd

                       Centerville, OH 45459

Community members can register at: http://krogerhealth.com/covidtesting.

People needing a test will use a virtual screening tool based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to see if they are eligible. Those who are eligible for the testing are based on CDC, state and local government recommendations.

Those eligible will then select the appropriate testing location and appointment time and receive an email confirmation with pre-appointment paperwork. When the patient arrives for a test, they should have a photo ID ready and leave their windows rolled up for check-in. A health care practitioner will approach the car and alert the patient when to roll down their window.

The drive-thru testing location has a self-administered nasal swab that must be ordered and observed by a provider. Kroger determined their testing methodology because it increases the number of tests that can be provided while conserving the personal protective equipment utilized.

This onsite testing is supported with laboratory services provided by eTrueNorth, a contractor of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Test results are expected within approximately 48 hours. Kroger Health is expected to administer 250 tests per day.