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Saint Joseph Mercy to offer COVID-19 screening centers at four hospitals

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Posted at 1:33 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 13:50:16-04

(WXYZ) — Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is offering COVID-19 screening at several of their hospitals across southeast Michigan.

Hospital officials say the testing sites will be located at the following hospitals:

  • St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily; Outpatient Surgery Center entrance on the campus of St. Joe's Ann Arbor, located at 5360 McAuley Drive, Ypsilanti.
  • St. Joseph Mercy Livingston: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily; West Entrance Drive, located at 620 Byron Rd, Howell.
  • St. Joseph Mercy Oakland: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, outside the Emergency Department, located at 44405 Woodward Ave, Pontiac.
  • St. Mary Mercy Livonia: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily: outside the Emergency Department, located at 36475 Five Mile Rd., Livonia. Please use the West Entrance off 5 Mile Rd.

Individuals can be tested if they meet the CDC and State of Michigan testing criteria, which includes patients who are high risk and present with a fever above 100 degrees AND a cough (lasting less than six weeks), or shortness of breath.

While patients will not need an appointment or a physician referral, it is recommended that they take a virtual screening online, where they can then be referred to a video visit or see a primary care providers, who will order the COVID-19 test.

"As COVID-19 infections continue to grow, our hospitals have significantly increased their capacity and are now testing hundreds of patients each day," said Rosalie Tocco-Bradley, MD, PhD, MHSA, Chief Clinical Officer for Trinity Health Michigan in a news release. "Designed for patients who are not ill enough to warrant a hospital stay, these screening centers provide a safe and convenient location where people can be screened by a trained member of our staff and have a quick swab sample taken for testing, if needed, to diagnose a COVID-19 illness."

Anyone with questions can call St. Joe's COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-247-1258.

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