Testing availability has changed at some county locations

COVID-19 cases have now dropped below 100 according to County numbers.

In order to try to keep up with what places offer COVID-19 tests and what kinds they offer, we’ve put together a resource for readers we’ll run from time to time to try to help them find locations to be tested, should they need to do so. Here is the list of testing locations in Harvey County

Newton High School parking lot, 900 W 12th Street

For one month, drive-up testing will be offered through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at the location for both the symptomatic and asymptomatic. The tests are saliva tests and will be administered with or without an appointment.

Testing will be filed through an insurance provider if available, but is free to those who do not have insurance.

Results are expected within 48-96 hours after testing with notification of results sent by WellHealth to the individual through text or email.

The site will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The release recommended people make appointments to reduce traffic. However, those without appointments can also be tested. To set up an appointment, visit www.gogettested.com.

Hesston Pharmacy, 101 S Main St., Hesston

The federal testing program has ended at Hesston Pharmacy, but it will now offer saliva tests Monday through Friday at both its Hesston location and at Harvey Drug, 115 W. Fifth Street in Newton.
There will be
no charge to the patient.  To make an appointment, the patient should look for the link on either of their websites, www.harveydrug.com or www.hesstonpharmacy.com

Axtell Clinic, 700 Medical Center Drive, Newton

COVID-19 tests are offered by appointment at the Axtell walk-in clinic. According to the front desk, tests are not guaranteed, but determined by the provider on duty if you do not have a primary care physician within the clinic. Tests are provided to those who are symptomatic or exposed. Both PCR (nose swabs) and antigen tests are available, but the provider will decide the test type.

Health Ministries Main Clinic, 702 Medical Center Drive, Newton

For its walk-in clinic, those looking for a test need to call ahead and make an appointment. It can provide different tests, but the tests provided are up to the provider on call.

Those getting tests have to be symptomatic or exposed. Payment for tests will be done on a sliding scale.

Newton Medical Center, 600 Medical Center Drive, Newton

NMC offers both PCR and antigen tests at its walk-in clinics in Newton, 118 E. 12th Street and in Ark City, as well as in its primary care clinics in Hesston, 705 E Randal Street, Valley Center and Wichita.

It also has the tests at the hospital emergency room.

The provider will determine the appropriate test based on examination. People are asked to call in advance.

Costs are dependent on test type and insurance coverage. Visits are subject to copays through insurance.

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