On Monday, May 4, an outpatient laboratory drive-through service will begin in the south parking lot at Passavant Area Hospital. The service will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the drive-through service will be closed, but testing will be available inside the hospital in the Laboratory department.
The drive-through service will be for both pre-ordered tests and orders presented upon arrival. Testing includes blood and urine specimen collection and swab collection for rapid strep, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus or RSV. Testing for COVID-19 will not be available. Patients must have a physician’s order and registration is encouraged for faster service. To register, call 217-479-5547.
Patients should use the Westgate and W. Walnut entrance and turn east to proceed to the testing area. For some tests, patients may remain in their car, while other tests, such as blood collection, will require the patient stop the car inside the tent and exit a short distance to a testing area.
“By offering this option during COVID-19, we help maintain a safe environment for hospital patients and colleagues,” said Dr. Scott Boston, president and CEO.