Do you need to be tested for COVID-19?
The CDC clinical criteria for considering testing for COVID-19 have been developed based on what is known about the illness and are subject to change as additional information becomes available. As with most of the information about this virus, testing criteria has changed. Three Rivers Health is an official test site, now able to offer more testing at our facility, and we have appointment times available.
- Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. They may not need to be tested.
- There is no treatment specifically approved for people who have COVID-19.
CDC has guidance for who should be tested, but decisions about testing are at the discretion of state and local health departments and/or individual clinicians.
Three Rivers Health will be strictly following CDC guidelines to determine who needs to be tested, based on priority. COVID-19 symptoms include: Fever, Cough, and Shortness of Breath .If you are experiencing these symptoms and fall into one of the CDC Priority Categories, please call 269-273-9801 so that we can schedule your appointment for testing.
Hospitalized patients and healthcare workers that are symptomatic.
Patients in long-term care facilities, patients 65(+), patients with underlying conditions, and first-responders who are symptomatic.
Symptomatic critical infrastructure workers and individuals with mild symptoms.
If you, or someone you know fall into one of these categories, please contact our office as soon as possible so that we can schedule an appointment for you.
If you are interested in being tested and are unsure if you meet criteria, the CDC has designed a Self-Checker Tool, to answer those questions for you.