July 27, 2020
Newman Regional Health to Re-Open COVID-19 Drive Through Testing and Respiratory Clinic
(Emporia, KS) — Effective Monday, August 3, Newman Regional Health’s COVID-19 drive through test collection site and Respiratory Clinic will re-open in anticipation of increased volume this fall and winter.
The drive through testing site will be in its previous location at Entrance G (the old Emergency Department entrance) operating Monday thru Friday, by appointment only. COVID-19 tests continue to require a healthcare provider’s order and are only completed based on medical necessity, including pre-operative screening tests. Patients inquiring about a COVID-19 test are advised to call their provider’s office, visit Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Express Care during hours of operation, or the Emergency Department for emergent care.
The Respiratory Clinic will re-open in its original location within Express Care using Entrance H (the new Emergency Department entrance). Respiratory Clinic appointments are scheduled Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm or 1:00pm to 6:00pm, with a healthcare provider’s referral. Appointments are required in order to reduce the risk of disease spread. This allows patients to bypass the waiting room and be directed immediately to an exam room.
Patients seen in the Respiratory Clinic are experiencing signs and symptoms of cold, influenza, and other respiratory related illnesses and have used the ‘Call Before You Go’ process with their provider’s office to limit the potential disease spread in the community.
For questions related to the drive through test collection site or the Respiratory Clinic, please call your primary care provider’s office.
About Newman Regional Health: Newman Regional Health is a not-for-profit 25-bed Critical Access Hospital owned by the citizens of Lyon County, Kansas. Recognized as a Level 4 Trauma Center, Newman Regional Health provides inpatient acute and medical rehabilitation services along with a full range of emergency and outpatient care to patients of all ages in Lyon County and surrounding areas in East Central Kansas. Newman Regional Health offers 24/7 care with a newly renovated, state-of-the-art 19-bed emergency room and 10-bed Clinical Decision Unit. With a mission to improve health in the community by providing high quality care and a vision to be a valued, trusted partner and regional provider of exemplary services, Newman Regional Health receives recognition as a top Critical Access Hospital each year.