Drive through COVID-19 testing begins today

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Effective Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Franciscan Health Crawfordsville in partnership with Montgomery County Public Health and Emergency Management will begin offering COVID-19 testing. The drive through testing site will be located at Crawfordsville High School, 1 W. Anthenian Drive, Crawfordsville.

Hours of operation are 2-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Patients must have a physician order and pre-register by calling Franciscan Health Central Scheduling at 1-800-411-5556. The patient’s physician will provide the drive through testing site with the order prior to the patient arriving for test.

To minimize unnecessary exposure, testing will be completed in the patient’s car. After testing, patients will be sent home to treat their symptoms. The patient’s physician will notify them with test results within three to five days. COVID-19 is a viral illness, and treatment is rest, drinking fluids and medication that reduces fever. You can protect yourself from transmission of the virus by washing your hands often, avoiding close contact with others, staying home if sick, covering coughs and sneezes and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily.

For those seeking information, we request that they not call the Emergency Department, since it takes resources away from treating our patients. Instead, please reach out to your physician’s office. A free online COVID-19 risk assessment tool is also available at franciscanhealth.org/covidaware.

Those with general questions about coronavirus can also find resources online, which are updated regularly, including:

• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov

• The Indiana State Department of Health at www.in.gov/isdh

• Franciscan Health at  franciscanhealth.org/covid-19

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