Test Iowa

ATLANTIC —The Test Iowa site in Atlantic is expanding hours and moving to a new location on Monday, September 21.

The drive-thru testing site will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm. The new location will be in the curved driveway off 10th street (the original hospital entrance). The previous Test Iowa location, behind 1500 East 10th street, will be used for drive-thru flu shot appointments.

“We wanted to be able to better serve our community with increased COVID-19 testing, especially for parents and children during the school year,” said CCHS Chief Clinic Administrator Tammy Bireline. “By increasing our community’s access to Test Iowa, we hope that this helps mitigate the spread and returns students to school as soon as possible.”

Individuals who wish to get tested at the Test Iowa site must follow these steps:

• Complete the online assessment at testiowa.com.

• Select Atlantic (CCHS) as your testing site.

• Receive a QR code.

• Schedule the test appointment by calling 712-250-8297.

You will receive an email from Test Iowa with a link to your test results as soon as they are ready; typically, within 72 hours. The information will be sent to the email address you provided when answering the survey.

Clinic sites are partnerships between the State of Iowa and local health care providers to increase access to testing in their communities. Clinics operate and staff the test sites. The state provides testing supplies and processes the samples through the State Hygienic Lab.

Locations and hours of operation for all test sites can be found at testiowa.com or coronavirus.iowa.gov. Information about testing at the Atlantic site can be found at casshealth.org/testiowa.

Email Jeff Lundquist at jrlund@ant-news.com