Community, Reed City Hospital

Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital Increases COVID-19 Testing Capacity

COVID-19 testing moved to drive-thru process.

REED CITY, Mich., October 6, 2020 – Patients visiting Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital for an outpatient COVID-19 swab test are now being seen behind the hospital in a nearby building located on the east side of the hospital campus.

The relocation of COVID-19 testing allows for better social distancing while inside a covered building and increases the capacity to conduct more tests as schools, sports and the busy fall season begins.

Patients will enter the testing site off State Street and follow signs to drive into the building for a brief swab procedure while remaining in their vehicle. The drive-thru testing will occur Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“We’re very excited to roll out this drive-thru process,” said Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital chief operating officer Beth Langenburg. “We’ll be able to conduct more tests in the safest manner possible. This allows us to increasingly meet the needs of our community through the colder months.”

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 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.

For tests for children, also visit www.spectrumhealth.org/covid19test for more information on how and when to have your child tested.

 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 $585 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $30 million in philanthropy in the most recent fiscal year 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.

Contact:
John Norton
Communications Specialist
Office: 231.592.4387
Mobile: 231.580.1079
Email: john.norton@spectrumhealth.org