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Spencer Hospital & Avera Clinic Establish Drive Through, Appointment Only COVID Testing Site

Fri 11-20-2020

(Spencer)-- Officials with Spencer Hospital and Avera Clinic have announced plans for a covered drive-through, appointment only COVID testing site. It will be located adjacent to the entrance to Spencer Hospital's Emergency Department, on 2nd Avenue East. It will be available to patients whose care providers have placed an order for them to receive a COVID-19 test.

Officials say the week of November 23rd will be a transition week with some tests still being conducted at Avera Medical Group of Spencer's drive-up testing site and others being directed to the drive-through site. After November 30th they anticipate all ordered COVID-19 tests will be directed to the drive-through site.

The drive through site can be accessed by turning south onto East Second off East 13th Street, drive up the ambulance ramp toward the hospital, then take two immediate right turns to turn into the hoop building designated for testing.

Staff will verify your test order and collect a sample. Patients will be notified of their test result by their ordering physician or a member of the physician's care team.