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Drive-up coronavirus testing to start in Twin Falls

Drive-up coronavirus testing to start in Twin Falls

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St. Luke's Magic Valley

Donned in personal protective equipment, medical personnel work May 25 outside St. Luke's Magic Valley's quick care entrance in Twin Falls.

TWIN FALLS — St. Luke’s Magic Valley will open drive-up tents Thursday for screening and specimen collection for testing of coronavirus (COVID-19), the hospital announced in a statement Wednesday.

Patients exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be able to stay in their cars for screening, registration and, if needed, sample collection for testing for suspected COVID-19.

The screening station will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, until further notice. The screening station is in a tent outside St. Luke’s Surgery Center at the St. Luke’s Magic Valley campus at 575 Pole Line Road W. in Twin Falls.

St. Luke's coronavirus testing tents

St. Luke's Magic Valley will open drive-up tents Thursday for screening and specimen collection for testing for coronavirus.

Patients in Jerome should go to the Magic Valley location for drive-up tent screening and specimen collection for testing or call the hotline at 208-381-9500.

Vehicles should enter via Parkview Drive.

Patients who need immediate medical care for their symptoms will be directed appropriately to an appropriate level of care.

There is no cost for the screening or collection of samples for COVID-19 testing.

Anyone who feels they need to see a provider for a respiratory infection or acute illness should call their primary care provider.

St. Luke’s Quick Care providers are also seeing patients and providing in-car visits. These are for patients who need to see a provider and normal provider visit charges will be applied, the St. Luke’s statement said.

St. Luke’s Quick Care is at 775 Pole Line Road W., Suite 103 in Twin Falls and open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Orthopedic injuries

St. Luke’s Clinic Orthopedics, Spine & Plastic Surgery will be providing temporary expanded orthopedic urgent care services, providing same-day availability for urgent orthopedic injuries from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting Monday, March 30. The clinic is located at 738 North College Rd., Suite A in Twin Falls. Please call ahead 208-814-7000.

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