ST. LOUIS — Mercy Health has opened two additional COVID-19 test collection sites. They are located in Washington and Hillsboro.
A third collection site was scheduled to open in St. Louis County, but it has been put on hold. A new opening date for that site has not been scheduled.
These testing sites are only for patients who meet the COVID-19 testing guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and the state health department.
These guidelines include:
- Fever of 100.4 degrees or more
- Cough or shortness of breath
- Recent travel to a high-risk area or contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient
The Hillsboro site is at Hillsboro Community Civic Club Jefferson County Fairgrounds at 10349 Business 21, Hillsboro, MO. This collection site opens on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
The Washington testing site will be on the Washington Fairgrounds, 6 Fairgrounds Rd. Washington, MO, 63090. This collection site opened on Monday.
The testing site in south county will be in the parking lot of the MetLife building at 13045 Tesson Ferry Rd. This collection site has been put on hold.
Patients must first call Mercy's clinical support line at 314-251-0500 before being screened. They will then be given a time and a testing site location closest to them.
Mercy also have a drive-thru testing center at its virtual care center in Chesterfield amid coronavirus concerns. The same guidelines apply. Patients must be pre-screened over the phone by calling the clinical support line before showing up at the drive-thru.
In its first six days, the Chesterfield drive-thru has collected 441 samples from patients. Nurses are now seeing about 120 patients per day.
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