Health center to offer COVID-19 rapid testing to Logan, surrounding counties

Community Health & Wellness Partners' third location in Bellefontaine in Logan County. FILE
Community Health & Wellness Partners' third location in Bellefontaine in Logan County. FILE

A local health center will be offering coronavirus rapid testing to residents of Logan and surrounding counties.

Community Health & Wellness Partners, an independent, nonprofit health center, is providing the testing in an effort to help limit the spread of COVID-19, according to a release.

Testing appointments will take place between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Monday and Thursday, as long as supplies last, at the Sick Bay Clinic located at the Bellefontaine office of Community Health & Wellness Partners, 212 E. Columbus Ave., Suite 1.

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“We strongly believe that a key to managing the virus will continue to be a proactive effort in our community,” said Tara Bair, president and CEO of Community Health & Wellness Partners. “Rapid testing, in combination with other efforts — mask-wearing, social distancing, and isolation when necessary — will help curb the spread of COVID-19. We know that by having this centralized location for testing in Bellefontaine, we will be providing accessible, affordable testing for the community.”

To get tested, people must preregister through the testing link on Community Health & Wellness Partner’s website at least 24 hours before the day they want to be tested, and a staff member will call to confirm the appointment and get additional information, the release stated.

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The cost of the test is $50 and should be covered by most insurance companies, but for those who don’t have insurance, there is no upfront cost and a claim will be submitted for reimbursement to an uninsured COVID-19 testing program.

Test results should be available within 20 to 30 minutes, the release stated.

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