Sep 15, 2021 6:45 PM

Salina Family Healthcare Center: COVID testing opportunities

Posted Sep 15, 2021 6:45 PM

As COVID-19 continues to rage through Saline County and the nation, Salina Family Healthcare Center has announced the dates of three free testing kit pick-up events in the next two weeks.

COVID-19 spit tests will be available to all on the following pick-up days.

●Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the former JC Penney’s store at the Central Mall, 2259 S. Ninth Street

●Sept. 23 from 4-6 p.m. in the northwest corner of the parking lot at Ace Hardware, 321 S. Broadway Boulevard

●Sept. 25 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair at the corner of W. Iron Avenue and Seventh Street

These tests are available for individuals and families: symptomatic, asymptomatic, or those who may have had a recent COVID-19 exposure. Each location will have a limited supply of test kits.

These PCR tests are designed to be taken at home. Nurses will be available on site for those who would prefer help collecting the saliva sample. Testing kits come with instructions, packaging, and a prepaid FedEx label. Once the sample is FedEx-ed to the lab, the results will be sent to the patients’ phones within 24-48 hours.

If you have questions, contact the Salina Family Healthcare Center Outreach Team at 785-825-7251 ext. 526.

To see all testing sites and offerings in Saline County visit vaccinatesalinecountyks.com. The site is updated as new testing information/changes becomes available.