COVID-19 Testing Before Surgery/Procedure

Nothing matters more to us during your stay than your safety and peace of mind. Premier Health is committed to ensuring you have a caring, comfortable environment in which to heal.

Given various public health initiatives to slow the spread of COVID-19, we are using COVID-19 tests to screen all patients admitted to our hospitals.

Schedule your COVID-19 screening prior to your surgery or procedure.

Why are we taking these steps?

  • Our commitment to the safety and well-being of our residents, patients, and staff remains our highest priority.
  • Screening tests help us determine for sure whether you are COVID-19 positive. If you are, we will do everything we can to protect you, your family, your providers, and our employees.
  • Screening is a key part of Ohio’s plan to ramp up many health care services.
  • Screening gives our region a far more detailed understanding of the extent to which the COVID-19 virus has spread in the community.
  • Due to extensive social distancing, the rate of immunity from COVID-19 is low. This leaves our society susceptible to periodic outbreaks of the disease in the absence of a vaccine. Widespread screening, including in hospitals, will help to contain such outbreaks as they occur.
  • Screening helps us conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers.
  • Screening enhances our care, leading to quick identification of cases, quick treatment for those people, and immediate isolation to prevent spread.
  • Screening helps us better understand how much COVID-19 we have in our facilities whereas before, only symptomatic cases were being identified.
  • Screening reveals those who may have contracted the virus but remain asymptomatic.
  • Screening is endorsed as a best practice.
    • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recommended that health care providers coordinate with local and state public health officials, and to review the availability of COVID-19 screening capacity (along with personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies, workforce availability, and facility readiness) when making the decision to re-start or increase in-person care.
    • CMS encourages hospitals to separate patients who are COVID-positive from those who are COVID-negative. To accomplish this, we must screen.

There is no financial incentive to screen you. Simply put, more screening keeps you safer. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask any member of your health care team.

Schedule your COVID-19 screening prior to your surgery or procedure.

Do you offer walk-in tests at the hospital?

Premier Health hospitals do not offer walk-in COVID-19 tests. Learn more about options for screening (nasal swab) testing.