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

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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 cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing.

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.

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