COVID-19, Zeeland Community Hospital

COVID-19 Testing Moved to Drive-thru Process at Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital

Zeeland, Mich., September 10, 2020 – Patients visiting Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital for an outpatient COVID-19 swab test will now see a large drive-thru canopy conveniently located in the parking lot adjacent to the DeWitt Professional Office building, east of the main hospital.

The change allows for better social distancing and increases the capacity to conduct more tests as schools, sports and the busy fall season begins.

“We’re excited to offer a drive-thru COVID-19 testing process which allows us to increase our testing capacity,” said Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital chief nursing officer Linda Schaltz. “The new drive-thru location in the parking lot of the DeWitt Professional Office Building is in a convenient spot that allows us to meet the needs of the community by conducting more testing in the safest manner possible.”

Patients must have an order from a provider to receive a test. Appointments are encouraged. There are several easy ways to access COVID-19 testing:

  • Get screened and self-schedule a COVID-19 test through Spectrum Health MyChart. You do not have to be a Spectrum Health patient to use this service. To access MyChart, download the Spectrum Health app or visit spectrumhealth.org
  • Once in MyChart, follow the instructions found at spectrumhealth.org/covid19test to complete the symptom screening process.
  • Patients may also contact their primary care provider to discuss the need for a COVID-19 test.

If you require an interpreter or special assistance, call the COVID-19 hotline at 833.559.0659. Also use this option if you are a pre-procedure or surgery patient. If you qualify for a COVID-19 test, an appointment will be made for you.

To learn how and when to have your child tested, also visit www.spectrumhealth.org/covid19test.

Spectrum Health emergency departments are for patients seeking emergency services only and are not able to provide testing for patients without serious COVID-19 symptoms.

People experiencing life-threatening symptoms or conditions should call 9-1-1.

Spectrum Health System, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,600 medical staff experts, 3,300 committed volunteers and a health plan serving 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 150 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $550 million in community benefit in calendar year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $37 million in philanthropy to support research, academics, innovation and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.