North Memorial Health to open drive-thru COVID-19 testing location tomorrow

05/06/2020

People with COVID-19 symptoms may drive or walk through at North Memorial Health Specialty Center – Robbinsdale Parking Lot starting Thursday, May 7, 2020

(Robbinsdale, MN – May 6, 2020) North Memorial Health announces the opening of a drive-thru COVID-19 testing location to aid in keeping our community safe and healthy during this pandemic.

The testing site, located at the North Memorial Health Specialty Center – Robbinsdale parking lot at 3435 W. Broadway, is open to the public and will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To qualify for testing, you must be experiencing at least one COVID-19 symptom such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. While the drive-thru testing site is designed for people with access to a vehicle, you may walk-up to the site if transportation is not available to you. You do not need a doctor referral to visit the testing site.

Here are some instructions to prepare and complete your COVID-19 test:

Upon arrival

When arriving on site please call the scheduling hotline to pre-register for testing. You should remain in your car and have an insurance card, a valid ID and accurate contact information ready. After registering, you will follow signs to the appropriate lane and tent for parking and testing.

During testing

During testing, please pull up to the testing site and open your window. The site will be operated by clinical staff who will swab your nose. The sample is then put into a sterile container to be sent for testing. You will then receive an after-visit summary card with follow-up information. At that point you may roll up your window and drive away.

After testing

Test results will be available in 5-7 days. You will receive your results through MyChart or we will call you with your results. Please do not call your providers office, or North Memorial Health’s operator as they will not be able to get you your results.

About North Memorial Health

At North Memorial Health, we are on a mission to change healthcare. We’re delivering unmatched customer service and empowering our customers throughout the Twin Cities to achieve their best health. North Memorial Health provides access to high-quality, low-cost care throughout the Twin Cities through its medical transportation services and two hospitals – North Memorial Health Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital. North Memorial Health Clinics which include primary care, specialty care and hospice are part of a joint venture with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota that is transforming the healthcare experience for consumers. Across the North Memorial Health system, 900+ doctors and 5,000+ team members are dedicated to delivering a more connected experience for our customers.

Contact

Katy Sullivan
North Memorial Health
763-581-2402
Katy.Sullivan@NorthMemorial.com