Morris Hospital Offers COVID-19 Testing By Appointment

Morris Hospital Offers COVID-19 Testing By Appointment
May 29, 2020 Mark Malone

Morris Hospital Offers COVID-19 Testing By Appointment

May 29, 2020, MORRIS, IL – Starting June 1, Morris Hospital is offering COVID-19 testing by appointment for asymptomatic patients. Those who are tested do not require a known exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

Testing is available for patients of all ages from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday-Friday, but appointments are required – no exceptions. Anyone wanting to schedule a COVID-19 test at Morris Hospital can call 815-705-2819 between 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Patients are required to make the appointment themselves unless parents/guardians are calling to schedule a minor. Patients also must have all insurance and demographic information at the time of scheduling their appointment.

This test is the nasopharyngeal (nasal) swab viral test used to determine if someone is currently infected with COVID-19. The nasal swab test requires collecting a sample from the patient’s respiratory system through a swab inserted in the nasal cavity. Once the sample is collected, the swab is then analyzed at a lab for viral genetic material.

The nasal swab is performed as an outpatient test. Patients are given a scheduled time and instructed to pull up to the former outpatient entrance at the hospital and remain in their vehicle while lab personnel administer the nasal swab. Patients are required to have photo ID, insurance card and sign a release at the time of their test.

Test results will be available in approximately 5 business days through the Morris Hospital Patient Portal.

For additional information about COVID-19, visit www.morrishospital.org/covid19.

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