“We are so thankful to Hurley Medical Center and Kettering University for stepping up to provide expanded testing options for local residents.”
Kettering University's Atwood Stadium in Flint will host COVID-19 drive-through, appointment-only testing conducted by Hurley Medical Center starting this Wednesday (April 15).
Testing will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and run as long as state and medical officials deem necessary.
"We as an institution are honored to partner with Hurley Medical Center to make Kettering University’s Atwood Stadium available for this important service to the community we call home,” said University President Robert K. McMahan. “In these unprecedented times, we must all pull together to keep our community safe and to provide assistance to those who are impacted by the spread of the coronavirus.”
Patients must call Hurley's hotline at (810) 262-3685 to get an appointment for the testing. In order to get an appointment, they must meet Michigan’s statewide testing criteria which includes:
- Patients age 65 and older with symptoms
- Patients with underlying conditions with symptoms
- First responders with symptoms
- Critical infrastructure workers with symptom
- Symptomatic healthcare workers
- Patients in congregate facilities with symptoms, including those at:
- Long-term care or elderly living facilities
- Homeless shelters
- Residential foster care facilities
- Jails or prisons (including those recently released)
- Other group living settings
- Hospitalized patients
This is one of 13 expanded drive-through locations established throughout Michigan.
“We are so thankful to Hurley Medical Center and Kettering University for stepping up to provide expanded testing options for local residents,” City of Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “We are thankful for their service during these challenging times and we will continue working with our medical community as part of an ongoing effort to increase testing availability in Flint.”