The West Virginia National Guard, Jefferson County Health Department staff, and other local partners will be at the Ranson Civic Center parking lot on Friday and Saturday, July 17th and 18th from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM to offer free testing for COVID-19.
We will accept drive-through or walk-through patients. Please enter via 2nd Avenue. Please bring your drivers license, photo ID, or other proof of address. Patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Samples will be taken from the nose via a mid-turbinate or anterior nares swab, which is quicker and more comfortable for the patient than the longer nasopharyngeal swabs. Specimens will be shipped to Q-Labs for processing, and test results are usually available in 3-4 days via their online patient portal. Patients who do not have internet access or who do not want to use the patient portal can choose to get a phone call instead.
These are diagnostic tests and will only show if you have an active infection, not if you have previously been infected and recovered.