FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2020
Contact: Black Hawk County Health Department
Test Iowa Clinic Site Opens at Peoples Community Health Clinic in Waterloo
WATERLOO- Test Iowa will open a new clinic site at Peoples Community Health Clinic at 905 Franklin Street in downtown Waterloo on Wed., June 3.
Thesite is a partnership between the State of Iowa and Peoples Community Health Clinic to increase access to testing in the community. Peoples Community Health Clinic will operate and staff the test site. Testing supplies will be provided and samples processed through the State Hygienic Lab.
The new site is not a drive-thru location like other Test Iowa sites. Individuals will be tested inside the clinic. Anyone who wants to be tested can be, but they must first complete a brief assessment at testiowa.com and then schedule an appointment at the clinic as directed. There is no cost to be tested.
The Test Iowa drive-thru site currently located at Crossroads Mall in Waterloo will close when testing concludes at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 12. The site opened on April 29.
Test Iowa’s mobile testing model makes it possible to quickly operationalize a temporary test site in a community where virus activity is increasing or access to testing is limited. Testing is rapidly scaled up to identify positive cases,conduct contact tracing, and determine scope of the virus in the community.Over time when test volume decreases, sites are moved to other communities where there is a need.
The new site at Peoples Community Health Clinic ensures Test Iowa will remain available in the Waterloo area. Testing is also available through local healthcare providers or at other Test Iowa sites statewide.
For information and updates related to COVID-19:
Black Hawk County: https://www.blackhawkcovid19.com
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Iowa Department of Public Health: https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus
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