COVID-19, Ludington Hospital

Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital COVID-19 Testing Location Moving

September 25, 2020

COVID-19 testing in southwest parking lot at Ludington Hospital beginning September 28, 2020

Patients visiting Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital for an outpatient COVID-19 swab test will see dedicated staff as of Monday, September 28 at 1 p.m. at a drive-through process located in the southwest parking lot of the Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital campus. The southwest lot is near the electronic city of Ludington sign off of US 10.

Currently the in-car drive up COVID-19 testing site is located in the north parking lot at the hospital off of Lawndale Street. It will move beginning Monday afternoon, September 28. The hours for testing will not change, but will remain 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

Patients must have an order and appointment to receive a test.

The change in location increases the capacity to conduct more tests as school, sports and the busy fall season is underway which will likely ramp up testing volume.

“We’re excited about our new drive-through location,” said Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital chief nursing officer Meleah Mariani. “With dedicated space and staff outside the hospital, we’ll be able to conduct tests in the safest manner possible and be set up for the long term so we can continue to serve our community during this pandemic.”

Increased testing capacity allows for less waiting of tests and more testing done locally, eliminating unnecessary trips to other test sites.

Anyone who has been a patient of Spectrum Health and has a MyChart account can go to https://www.spectrumhealth.org/covid19/spectrum-health-app-screening and receive a free screening and an outpatient testing appointment, if warranted through the screening process.

If you are not a Spectrum Health patient, you may still receive a free COVID-19 screening by calling the hotline at 833.559.0659. You will receive screening and testing instructions.

Patients can also contact their primary care physician.

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.

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