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St. Joseph County has first mobile COVID-19 testing clinic

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Tennessee's Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey confirmed the state's first case of the new coronavirus. (NIAID-RML via AP)

As the push for more COVID testing continues Michiana now has its first mobile testing clinic. Beacon Health is now operating the mobile clinic that makes it much easier for patients in need of a test to get access.

On Wednesday, for example, the mobile clinic operated in the parking lot of a church. They are not testing everyone who shows up, only individuals that meet certain requirements; like having the respective symptoms of COVID-19, having underlying health conditions, or having visited any infected areas such as Chicago or New York.


Tests are administered without patients having to leave their car, and results are typically received in about a week. Friday, April 17, the mobile center is operating at the Goodwill on West Western in South Bend from Noon to 3 p.m.

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Maureen April 16, 2020 at 5:46 pm


You have the wrong date for tomorrow’s mobile clinic… its Friday April 17th, not March 17th.

Jon Zimney April 16, 2020 at 6:43 pm

Thank you. We have made the correction.


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