UH Landerbrook COVID-19 to be closed March 20 due to expected bad weather; will re-open March 21
Thursday, March 19, 2020
The UH Landerbrook Health Center COVID-19 testing site (5850 Landerbrook Drive, Mayfield Heights, Oh 44124) will be CLOSED March 20, due to expected inclement weather. It will re-open March 21 (11am – 7pm), and will be open on March 22.
From the beginning, UH has applied a rational, logical and methodical approach to COVID-19 testing criteria, conserving limited testing resources for those patients who are most at-risk based on their symptoms. According to UH guidelines, people without symptoms who believe they were exposed to COVID-19 should not be tested, along with those who have tested positive for another virus, like the flu. Those who should be tested are people at a higher risk for becoming very sick, those who are over 65, or who have pre-existing conditions and patients already hospitalized or who are symptomatic and have tested negative for other viruses will be tested as the hospital’s capacity allows.
At the present time, UH can accommodate 65+ patients per hour, with the capability of testing 500+ patients daily, through the drive through testing location at UH Landerbrook. UH policy regarding testing is that a physician’s recommendation must be coupled with system protocol to determine whether the patient meets the criteria to be tested for COVID-19.
During the past three days, UH has seen some increase in the testing that corresponds with the progression of COVID -19, yet not too rapid as to balance the close monitoring of supplies. On March 18, UH tested approximately 350 people at UH Landerbrook.
As an outdoor testing site, UH may alter testing hours in situations of severe weather for the front-line health care professionals.