CVPH Transitioning COVID-19 Testing to Hammond Lane - Move streamlines wait times as testing volumes increase
With COVID-19 cases significantly rising and a corresponding jump in demand for testing, The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) will move testing for the virus to 23 Hammond Lane beginning Tuesday, September 7.
COVID-19 testing will be available 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for symptomatic and asymptomatic (those not experiencing symptoms) patients, including those requiring only a COVID-19 test prior to a scheduled procedure.
Patients seeking a test are being asked to park in one of 10 spaces designated for COVID-19 testing and remain in their vehicle. Once parked, the patient must call (518) 314-3278 to get registered. Much like the setup for curbside pickups at stores and restaurants, the patient will be asked the parking space number posted on a sign in front of the space. A staff member will then come out to the vehicle to help collect the sample. CVPH continues to require an order from the patient’s health care provider and insurance will be billed.
Anyone needing a COVID-19 test in addition to other lab work before their scheduled procedure will continue to get those tests, including for COVID-19, done in the first floor lab at CVPH’s main campus.
Hospital officials remind the public that testing for the virus remains a crucial component in limiting its spread. For further guidance on what patients should do if they test positive for COVID-19, check out these resources:
Clinton County Health Department: http://www.clintonhealth.org/covid19
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html