For nearly two weeks, ThedaCare has been coordinating mobile testing sites in the rural communities we serve. Since Nov. 4, ThedaCare teams have conducted hundreds of tests at various locations in Northeast and Central Wisconsin.
ThedaCare leaders have reiterated that to best man-age community spread of COVID-19, testing and contact tracing are critical. Testing gives health systems insight to the breadth and depth of those infected in our communities, and help us better understand the spread of the virus.
Originally schedule to conclude on Nov. 16, the mobile testing site schedule has now been extended to offer testing to additional community members.
Testing will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following local locations and their dates:
Nov. 19 – ThedaCare Medical Center-Berlin
Nov. 23 – ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca
The drive-through testing is free and is available to all community members experiencing symptoms, those who believe they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and anyone who is worried about possibly having the virus. Though appointments are not required, they are recommended; individuals can pre-register online at doineedacovid19test.com or register onsite. You do not need to be a ThedaCare patient to receive a test. Those seeking testing do not need to be a resident of the community where these testing sites are located. Individuals under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian present to consent to testing. Results will be given online, or through a phone call if necessary.
In addition to the mobile testing sites in rural communities, the federal COVID-19 surge testing site at ThedaCare Physicians-Neenah continues to operate. Testing is free. Individuals can make an appointment on doineedacovid19test.com or register onsite.
For more information about testing, community resources and prevention guidelines, visit thedacarecovid19.org.