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Premier Health, University of Dayton to Set Up COVID-19 Collection Site

DAYTON, Ohio – March 16, 2020 – Along with public health officials and other health care providers locally, statewide, and nationally, Premier Health recognizes the need to make testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) available as soon as possible. We have been actively planning to do our part to help address this critical public health need.

Premier Health, in collaboration with CompuNet and Premier Health Urgent Care, are collaborating with the University of Dayton to set up a collection site in the UD Arena parking lot, 1801 Edwin C. Moses Blvd., beginning on Tuesday, March 17. This site will offer a process to collect specimens from patients who have a physician order with them for a COVID-19 test to be performed. A logistical team from the University of Dayton will be on hand to direct traffic. Security also will be present.

The hours of operation will be 10 am to 6 pm each day.

To ensure an orderly process, it is vitally important that those who have symptoms that are consistent with the COVID-19 virus first contact their family physician or primary care provider and work with their provider’s office to see if they meet certain criteria before they come to the collection site. If you do not have a physician’s order, you will not be screened.

CompuNet will collect and forward specimens as appropriate to its reference laboratory, Quest Diagnostics, for COVID-19 testing.

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