Beginning November 30, 2020, Humboldt General Hospital is modifying how
it provides screening for patients with either COVID or flu-like symptoms
to better serve patients seeking testing.
Patients with symptoms will be screened at the HGH West Campus, across
the street from the main hospital. Appointments are required and can be
made by calling (775) 623-5222, extension 1379. Hospital staff will administer
a COVID test, and patients will be seen by a provider to address concerns.
When patients arrive for their appointment, they should notify staff at
the same number and wait for instructions to enter the building. The screening
clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed
from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Patients without symptoms but have been exposed to a COVID positive patient
or suspects an exposure should use the drive-thru screening clinic in
the HGH West Campus parking lot. No appointment is necessary. Patients
will receive the COVID test while remaining in their car. The drive-thru
screening clinic is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
closed from noon to 1:00 p.m.
There are different types of tests being used. Staff will determine which
test is best for each patient. HGH is using both the Abbott BinaxNOW antigen
test and the SARS19 test. Depending on the test used, the test cost can
range from free to $100. For patients that need to see a provider, fees
and additional testing fees will apply. Because of the variation of each
patient’s needs, it is difficult to provide a specific cost of care.
“Our goal is to provide patients with their results as quickly as
possible,” explained Laura Shea, MS, MHA, FACHE, HGH spokesperson.
“Due to high testing volumes, it is difficult to guarantee turnaround
times.” Results may be available between 0-10 days. All labs are
currently being overwhelmed with the number of tests they must process.
Patients will receive a phone call as soon as results are available.
For other health concerns, the HGH Walk-In Clinic is open Monday through
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No appointments are necessary. Telehealth
visits are available; ask your primary care provider if you are interested.
The HGH Emergency Department is always open for more serious health issues,
including severe COVID symptoms.
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