The COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing site at UC Health Clifton Campus. Photo provided
By Amanda Nageleisen
Director of Media Relations
UC Health has opened a drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing clinic Tuesday on the academic health system’s Clifton Campus.
Testing is available by appointment only for all members of the community. In order to be seen in the drive-thru clinic, patients must have one of the following:
- A scheduled appointment made by their physician’s office.
- A self-made appointment made by calling 513 418-4787.
The clinic is under two tents outside the front entrance of the West Professional Building at 3120 Burnet Avenue. To refer a patient or schedule an appointment, call 513 418-4787.
The purpose of this clinic is to minimize the number of patients directed to physician offices or the emergency department for screening and testing. Patients will receive an exam from a medical professional while staying inside their vehicle.
Up to four people can be seen per vehicle as long as each person has an appointment. Appointments will only be available for ages 14 and up. Once fully functional, the clinic will be open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. seven days a week.
Depending on test volume, individuals should be contacted directly with their results within 72 hours. While waiting for their tests, individuals should stay at home.
People who come to be tested should know and do the following:
- Bring a form of photo ID and insurance card.
- Individuals will drive through a secured area and will remain in their vehicles throughout the entire testing process.
- Bring water and other items to be comfortable while waiting.
“We are pleased to be able to offer our communities a one-call line that will be answered by registered nurses,” said Evie Alessandrini, MD, UC Health senior vice president and chief medical officer.
“Additionally, by keeping those being tested in their vehicles during their exam, we can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to other patients as well as staff and clinicians. We ask for the community’s support and patience as we offer this service to help make care even more accessible.”