The opening was announced Thursday by
According to Heiser, the site, done in partnership with the
"This testing is free and open to anyone, and there is no insurance required," Heiser told The Register. "If you have insurance, there is no charge to it, and you don't have to have insurance to get it done. Also, you do not have to have symptoms to be tested there."
The testing materials and sites are funded by the commonwealth.
Those interested in being tested can schedule appointments through the
While waiting for their appointment time, participants are encouraged to set up their
Upon arrival to the drive-thru testing site, individuals are required to bring identification that will be reviewed at check-in. Afterward, a clinician will administer a viral test swab at the vehicle.
Patients will be able to view the results immediately once they are submitted from the lab.
"We have talked to local leaders. They're excited in each of these areas, and we want to get these people tested," Gov.
And local officials are excited, Heiser confirmed.
"Us, and Judge(/Executive Reagan)
The drive-thru site was brought to
"We told them we were happy to help, and we are working with them and the university to organize the facility, and it has really been great," he said.
The location was picked by the state, Heiser reported, and will be staffed by
The drive-thru site will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from
Heiser said this is per guidance given by the governor, but that, depending on the demand for testing, the number of days could increase or decrease.
"Hopefully we have an outpouring of people who want to be tested," he said.
When asked if he thought the numbers of known cases would rise because of increased testing, Heiser said it was definitely a possibility.
"Anytime you are looking for something, you are going to find something," he said. "We could see an increased number, but it also allows us to identify those people to separate from others. The health department will then do contract tracing and allows us to get them into isolation and make them aware.
"Our numbers may go up, but it identifies and allows us to put restraints on it."
To make an appointment, visit bit.ly/2TbCKRY or call 1-888-852-2567 (option 3).
One new case of the coronavirus was reported for
--Richmond Family Medicine,
--Central Kentucky Urgent Care,
--Baptist Health Urgent Care, 648
--Berea Urgent Care,
--Berea Primary Care,
--Medical Laser Rural Family Practice,
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