No doctor's referral required for new COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Dearborn

Posted at 7:43 AM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 07:43:23-04

(WXYZ) — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and CVS Health will provide drive-through COVID-19 testing in Dearborn.

Testing will be conducted in the parking lot of the Henry Ford Centennial Library. A doctor's referral is not required.

The site will test 500 to 750 residents daily who are experiencing certain COVID-19 related symptoms and risk factors as defined by the CDC.

“We need COVID-19 testing now more than ever to get an accurate count of infections to help us continue flattening the curve of this unprecedented pandemic in every corner of our state,” Whitmer said in a press release. “Our partnership with CVS Health is a significant step toward speeding up Michigan’s recovery and getting Michiganders back to a sense of normalcy in their daily lives.”

Testing is available by appointment seven days a week. Residents are required to be pre-screened and register for a test at

Health care providers will be on-site to oversee testing. Patients are required to stay in their vehicles at the testing site. The testing process takes about 30 minutes from the collection of the swab to the delivery of the results.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Read our daily Coronavirus Live Blog for the latest updates and news on coronavirus.

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Michigan, a timeline of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Southeast Michigan, and links to more information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the WHO.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

Find out how you can help metro Detroit restaurants struggling during the pandemic.

See all of our Helping Each Other stories.

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.