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KS clinic opens prescription drive-thru line for COVID-19 testing

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Posted at 1:24 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 15:17:37-04

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — As the cases of COVID-19 continue to increase, a Kansas clinic is offering patients with a doctor’s prescription a location to get tested for COVID-19.

The Family Health Care location at 300 Southwest Blvd. in Kansas City, KS, will offer testing from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Monday through Friday. People can come into the office on weekends if they have symptoms and a doctor's note.

According to a release from the clinic, the testing is for patients who have a referral from their primary care provider.

The clinic said it wants insurance information from those patients who have it, but the tests will be available at no charge.

Additional information from the clinic:

The patients who currently qualify for testing will be required to meet the screening/triage criteria. We ask that primary care offices provide the pre-screening and only refer patients for the COVID-19 test who meet CDC criteria (available through our warm-line or on the CDC or KSDHE websites).
Caveat- Patients who have symptoms need to test negative for Influenza through their health care provider or will need to have with a rapid influenza test at the Family Health Care drive-thru clinic. ($20 charge will apply for the flu test.)

 The clinic called the testing "a labor of love" and said any donations would go toward more equipment, test supplies and other direct costs.

Family Health Care can be reached at 913-722-3100 or by visiting www.sleefhc.org.

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