Providence Mount Carmel Hospital to re-open drive-thru screening site

(PRESS RELEASE/Providence)

Providence Mount Carmel Hospital is re-opening a drive-thru screening site for people experiencing symptoms which present like COVID-19 (fever & 100.4 or chills, new cough or shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new onset headache, sore throat, loss of sense of smell, or new onset nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.  Patients with known exposure to a patient who tested positive for COVID-19 if within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes starting 2 days prior to onset of symptoms.

Patients that meet the symptom criteria above, particularly those with underlying medical conditions and those over age 60, are eligible for the drive through screening site.

The screening site, located at 982 E. Columbia Ave. of the hospital’s parking lot. The drive-thru location is not a guaranteed testing site. Asymptomatic patients without exposure may not be eligible for screening.

Health care professionals will screen for signs and symptoms of possible COVID-19 exposure and, if warranted, provide testing for the virus. The Stevens County region, along with the rest of the country, is experiencing a limited number of testing supplies. Only those meeting testing criteria will be given a test. First responders and health care workers who have cared for someone who may have the virus are a priority for screening as well. While there is no cost for the initial screening, patients who are deemed necessary to test may be billed to their insurance.

When: Beginning Monday, July 13, 1 p.m.
Monday – Friday, 1 – 5 p.m.
Until further notice, based on resources

Where: 982 E Columbia Ave
Colville, WA 99114