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St. Bernards to host additional COVID-19 drive-thru testing clinics

Patients will receive nasal swabs from their vehicles under the Auditorium’s entrance awning.
Patients will receive nasal swabs from their vehicles under the Auditorium’s entrance awning.(KAUZ)
Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 6:31 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, a Northeast Arkansas hospital is offering more opportunities for people to get tested.

According to a news release from St. Bernards Healthcare, additional drive-thru clinics will begin Tuesday, Jan. 18 from 8 to 11 a.m. and continue each weekday Monday through Friday during the same hours.

The move comes after the hospital offered a drive-thru testing clinic on Saturday, Jan. 15.

The clinics will take place at St. Bernards Auditorium, located at 505 East Washington Avenue in Jonesboro.

St. Bernards will be offering rapid antigen tests to those who believe they may have symptoms of COVID-19. The clinics will be operating in a partnership with members of the Arkansas National Guard already stationed at the hospital.

Patients will receive nasal swabs from their vehicles under the Auditorium’s entrance awning.

The drive-thru clinics are free, and the hospital will not take insurance information from patients. Each person will receive a notification of a positive or negative status from the test.

For more information, call the hospital’s helpline at 870-207-7300.

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