Doylestown Hospital Opens Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19
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Individuals who are pre-registered 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 am to noon, Monday through Friday, for those who are pre-registered. 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 Scott Levy, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer." In providing drive-through testing to community members who are pre-registered, 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 more information about Doylestown Health’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see the Doylestown Health website.
About Doylestown Health
Doylestown Health is a comprehensive healthcare system of inpatient, outpatient and wellness education services connected to meet the health needs of all members of the local and regional community. Doylestown Hospital, the flagship to Doylestown Health has 271 beds and a Medical Staff of more than 435 physicians in over 50 specialties. An independent nonprofit health system, Doylestown Health is dedicated to providing innovative, patient-centered care for all ages.