All patients admitted to Hedrick Medical Center (HMC) and Wright Memorial Hospital are now being tested for COVID-19. According to a press release, the hospitals began his new procedure on Thursday, May 7, all patients admitted to a Saint Luke's Health System hospital, including HMC and Wright Memorial Hospital, are being tested for COVID-19. The universal inpatient COVID-19 testing approach includes patients admitted for observation as well as those fully admitted as inpatients. Additionally, all patients scheduled for a surgery or procedure will be tested for COVID-19 at the drive-up clinic in Chillicothe at least 48-72 hours prior to the procedure.
Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital previously expanded drive-thru testing of COVID-19 to all residents in the region who met testing criteria and who were referred by a health care provider prior to arriving at the testing site.
For non-inpatient testing, individuals must have any new symptom, including but not limited to:Fever of 100 degrees or higher; Loss of smell or taste; Cough; Shortness of breath; Diarrhea; Sore throat; or Body aches.
If an individual experiences any of the designated symptoms within the last 14 days, they will need to call their provider to obtain a referral for the drive-thru test at 1100 Washington St.
Officials with St. Luke’s also released testing numbers for Wright Memorial and HMC.
Wright Memorial has tested 210 individuals; 150 from Grundy County, 36 from Mercer County and 24 from other counties;
HMC has tested 402individuals; 268 Livingston County residents, 37 from Grundy County, 9 from Mercer County, 88 from other counties.
Hedrick and Wright Memorial combined – 612
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