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Posted on: July 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] July 1, 2020 - Health Care Community Transitioning COVID-19 Testing Options

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After more than three months of maintaining a collaborative testing site, our local health care community is transitioning COVID-19 testing to more sustainable healthcare-based locations in Springfield beginning Friday, July 3.

CoxHealth, Mercy Springfield and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will provide COVID-19 testing at three different locations for people who have been referred to testing by a primary care provider.

Testing will continue to remain widely available—being a previously established patient with these agencies will not be required. Payment is not a barrier to testing.

Patients can be referred by CoxHealth, Mercy or Jordan Valley primary care providers to the testing sites. If someone is sick and doesn’t have a primary care provider, they can use virtual care options to seek medical treatment without exposing others to illness. Links are available at health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus.

  • CoxHealth is utilizing its virtual visits to evaluate patients for COVID-19 testing. Anyone can have a visit on-demand with a primary care provider by visiting coxhealth.com/coronavirus.
  • Mercy Springfield will refer established patients for testing through their primary care provider. You can schedule a virtual visit online at mercy.net or call your provider directly. Individuals without a Mercy provider can schedule a virtual visit or save their spot online at any of the four Mercy-GoHealth locations in Springfield by visiting gohealthuc.com/springfield.
  • To access testing at Jordan Valley Community Health Center, individuals can call (417) 831-0150 to schedule a virtual visit and a drive-up testing appointment.

Although the Health Department is not a testing site, anyone who has issues accessing testing can call our coronavirus call center at (417) 874-1211 or email coronavirus@springfieldmo.gov. Inability to pay should not be a barrier for anyone.

Close to 6,000 people were tested at the Mobile Testing Site which was established on March 16 in a joint effort between CoxHealth, Mercy and Jordan Valley.

For more information about COVID-19, visit our website at health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus.

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Inquiries from the public can be made by contacting the Health Department’s call center at (417) 874-1211 or by email at coronavirus@springfieldmo.gov.

Please note that the contact number for media inquiries has changed. Media may now contact the Health Department PIO Team by phone at 417-380-2556 or email at kwall@springfieldmo.gov. 

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