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Tazewell clinic offering Covid testing

Tazewell clinic offering Covid testing

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 Tazewell, VA –Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems is offering appointments to community members for Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing at the Tazewell Community Health Center.                                                        Appointments are available on Thursday, August 6, 2020 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. This is to test for current virus infection and is not antibody testing. Testing is not available on a walk-in basis. Insurance information will be collected at the time of the appointment scheduling, and insurance will be billed for the test. For patients who do not have insurance, financial assistance is available to cover the cost of testing. There are a limited number of appointments available each day and will be offered on a first call first serve basis. Depending on demand SVCHS may expand the testing available at future events.

“We are excited to be able to assist our local health department’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 by increasing access to testing." said Kristin Bresowar, MD, Medical Director at Southwest Virginia Community Health Centers. "Increased testing capacity is critical to being able to keep our community safe as our economy begins to reopen.”

Patients with appointments must travel in their personal vehicles to their appointment. Testing is done without patients leaving their vehicles. Testing results are available in five to seven days.

Bresowar said. "It is crucial for everyone in our community to have access to testing to better protect themselves and their families at home."

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 276-496-4492.

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