FCMH adds curbside testing for blood work

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Persons in need of blood work now have an option at Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) that allows for further social distancing and patient safety. Beginning Wednesday, the FCMH Lab will offer curbside blood work Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the lab entrance outside the main hospital.

“Curbside testing will allow patients to limit their interaction with others and reduce their exposure to germs in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said FCMH Leader of Business Development Whitney Gentry. “This service is for patients with orders for blood work. We want to be clear. This is not a drive up COVID-19 testing site.”

This option is in addition to the lab services available in Medical Arts Building 2 and at the lab inside the main hospital.

“This is just another outlet to serve the community and keep patients and staff safe,” said Gentry.

For all blood work, patients should have their testing orders in hand upon arrival. Patients visiting the curbside site will call 740-333- 2805 and a lab representative will be out to your car to complete the test. A sign with complete instructions will be posted at the curbside location.

For symptoms consistent with COVID-19, patients should call the Adena Coronavirus Hotline at 740-542-SAFE (7233) for further instructions. If symptoms are unmanageable, please visit the Emergency Department or call 9-1-1.


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