Individuals who are preregistered may be tested for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at a drive-through tent at Doylestown Hospital.
Only those individuals who receive a physician order for the testing from a member of the Doylestown Hospital medical staff may be tested. Physician offices will notify the hospital about the need for testing, and the hospital will call those individuals to schedule a time and date to arrive for testing.
Coronavirus testing at Doylestown Hospital will take place from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, for those who are preregistered. Hours will likely expand in the future as physicians screen more individuals.
“Doylestown Hospital currently has adequate supplies for drive-through testing, and staff is well prepared to collect specimens for the lab tests,” said Dr. Scott Levy, vice president and chief medical officer. “In providing drive-through testing to community members who are preregistered, we are using this tactic to more rapidly assess the health status of individuals in our community, and ultimately contributing to public health surveillance.
“Specimens are sent to laboratories off the hospital campus for results. Currently there is rising demand for lab services, partly responsible for delayed results.”
For information about Doylestown Health’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit DoylestownHealth.org.