Five Rivers Health Centers, in partnership with the Governor’s COVID-19 Minority Health Strike Force, the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio National Guard, will host a free pop-up COVID-19 community testing event this Saturday, August 15, at its Five Rivers Family Health Center, 2261 Philadelphia Drive, Dayton. All who participate must wear a face mask and Five Rivers will provide masks for those who do not have one. No doctor order is needed for this free testing and children age 10 and older can be tested.
Test results for this event are expected in approximately seven days. This testing may NOT be appropriate for individuals needing fast, return-to-work results, or those currently experiencing COVID-related symptoms. Individuals currently experiencing symptoms should contact their primary care provider immediately to be assessed to determine the appropriate testing.
Five Rivers Health Centers providers or designated representatives will call all positive test result patients as soon as the results are received from the lab. Negative test results will be communicated via text or mail.
Individuals should bring their State I.D./Driver’s License. Appointments are not required, but pre-registration is encouraged, prior to Friday, August 14. More details and pre-registration are available at: https://bit.ly/33IWP8s
“The COVID-19 Minority Health Strike Force has worked with local partners to create pop-up testing sites in communities where access to testing may be limited,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “By joining with the Ohio National Guard and other local partners, we can have a better understanding of COVID-19 through increased testing and be better able to prevent its spread.”