***UPDATE*** As of Wednesday March 18, UH patients will be seen at the Landerbrook location and Cleveland Clinic patients will be seen at the Walker location.
University Hospitals (UH) and Cleveland Clinic have partnered to provide drive-through COVID-19 testing at two locations. This testing is available for patients with a doctor’s order from UH or Cleveland Clinic. The testing sites will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Patients will not be charged a co-pay for the COVID-19 tests.
The first site opens to Cleveland Clinic patients on Saturday March 14 in the garage of the jointly-owned W. O. Walker Building in University Circle, 10524 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. UH patients can receive testing here beginning Tuesday.
The second location at the UH Landerbrook Health Center is available to UH patients on Monday. Cleveland Clinic will begin testing its patients here on Tuesday. This site is located at 5850 Landerbrook Drive in Mayfield Heights.
This collaboration propels the capability for rapid testing results to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Northeast Ohio.
“We are fortunate to live in an area where the health care institutions have a history of coming together for the greater good of the community,” said Thomas F. Zenty, III, CEO of University Hospitals. “Most recently we showcased this cooperation with our collective response to the region’s opioid epidemic and now we are joining forces again to ensure our neighbors receive necessary and timely care to address the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“The entire health care community is coming together by responding with tremendous unity, everyone is looking at us to do what is right, and we will,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic. “We are working together to optimize our preparations by standing together as a team to meet the demands of our patients, our families and our communities.”
Patients without a doctor’s order will be not be offered drive-through testing at this time. To obtain a medical screening to determine testing necessity, people with symptoms should start with a call to their UH primary care physician.
Upon arrival to the drive-through location, patients will stay in their car and present their doctor’s order. They will remain in their car as a sample is collected.
Samples collected from these locations will be sent to UH and Cleveland Clinic laboratories. Performing testing on-site at local hospitals ensures faster results than sending the samples to the state or outside lab. Results are anticipated to be available within a day.
UH and Cleveland Clinic are testing in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. As this situation changes, our procedures will continue to evolve.
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