Jan 11, 2021 7:51 PM

Another free COVID-19 testing event at COMCARE Saturday

Posted Jan 11, 2021 7:51 PM
<b>Salina Regional Health Center plans another round of free COVID-19 testing at its COMCARE facility at 2090 South Ohio Street.</b> Photo courtesy SRHC
Salina Regional Health Center plans another round of free COVID-19 testing at its COMCARE facility at 2090 South Ohio Street. Photo courtesy SRHC

Another free COVID-19 testing event is coming to Salina.

Salina Regional Health Center plans to host its second free community COVID-19 testing event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at COMCARE, 2090 South Ohio Street.

The screening will use saliva-based tests, which require electronic registration and spitting into a funnel. Participants do not have to be symptomatic to get tested.

• Do not eat, drink, smoke, brush teeth, or chew gum 30 minutes before coming to be tested.

• Please bring a smart phone with texting and internet capability for kit registration.

• All attendees must wear a face mask.

There will be signage as well as staff members onsite directing traffic for the screening. Once participants have received a collection kit, they will be directed to park to complete the test using the instructions provided. A drop box will be provided for completed kits. SRHC will mail completed kits to a reference lab for analysis and participants can expect to be notified of test results before Jan. 21 via text message from the lab. Kits will be distributed while supplies last.

If supply is available, SRHC will host another free COVID-19 testing event on Jan. 24 at COMCARE, 2090 South Ohio Street, Salina, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event is coordinated in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to expand COVID-19 testing in Kansas and is not a substitute for a doctor’s visit.