Gritman Medical Center is transitioning coronavirus testing into our hospital and clinic system in a move that ends operations at our COVID-19 Drive-Through testing site.
The PCR tests collected at the Drive-Through testing site on Jackson Street in Moscow, which require a physician’s order, are available at every Gritman clinic site. In addition, the prevalence of test availability at area pharmacies and other locations means there has been a decrease in demand at the mobile location.
Operations at the COVID-19 Drive-Through will end after today, Tuesday, April 12. Instructions on how to get a physician-ordered COVID-19 test through Gritman after the Drive-Through’s closure are being given to patients at the time of their visit. Patients experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 may also call their primary care provider or preferred Gritman clinic location for specific testing instructions.
We continue to monitor COVID-19 positivity rates and may make changes to these protocols in line with federal requirements and the situation in our community. Our dedicated COVID-19 Care Unit also continues to treat patients for coronavirus-related care as is necessary.
As we take steps to normalize our response to the disease, we continue to employ strict protocols for entry into the hospital such as pre-entry screening and a mandatory face covering policy for staff, patients and visitors.
Information on Gritman’s COVID-19 protocols, visitation policies and other data is continuously updated at gritman.org/coronavirus.