Health center, health department, MSP team up for COVID-19 testing in Wakefield

A drive through COVID-19 test in Manistique in June 2020. (WLUC File Photo)

WAKEFIELD, Mich. (WLUC) - Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) and the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department have coordinated efforts to provide a COVID-19 drive through test site in Wakefield on Tuesday, June 23, from 9:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. CST at the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post.

The opportunity to be tested is available to all community members from the convenience of their vehicle.

Anyone wishing to be screened and pre-registered for a COVID-19 test should call toll free number 844-947-4854 in advance to schedule a drive through appointment. A representative will ask a few screening questions and callers will be asked to provide some personal information, including their consent for treatment, to complete the pre-registration process. Once received, an appointment for the drive through test will be scheduled. Additionally, individuals will need to provide the color, make and model of their vehicle for identification purposes.

Drive through testing is only available to those who pre-register in advance by calling toll free at 844-947-4854.

Individuals participating in drive through testing must present and remain in their vehicle during the appointment.

The COVID-19 test being used in this situation is a nasal cavity swab that only takes a few minutes to complete. Currently, test results are received in about a week.

Drive through testing will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please call toll free at 844-947-4854.

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