Are you eligible for a Covid-19 test? Here are local Covid-19 test sites that are offering

Last updated 5/23/2020

FLINT, Michigan—A tickle in the throat, a hot flash, or a persistent dry cough can make eyebrows raise. Sure, it could be allergies that come with seasonal changes, but the question of whether those symptoms are Covid-19 in the works may not be far from one’s mind. The question of confirming the potential viral infection is one that floats in the fog of limited testing and symptom prioritization.

 

Under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance those that are a high priority for testing include those who are already showing severe symptoms from being hospitalized, healthcare workers, first responders, and those living in “congregate living settings” like shelters, detention, or correctional settings. Those that may not directly show Covid-19 symptoms, like those with underlying conditions or minority populations that are vulnerable to infections, are also considered high-priority for testing under CDC guidance. But, ultimately, it is up to state and local officials to determine who will receive a test.

 

Covid-19 testing protocol has been expanded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to include mild symptoms like fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. These symptoms are enough for a person to contact their health provider for a telehealth appointment, but may not necessarily be enough for that individual to be given a script for a Covid-19 test.

 

Below are some local care entities that are providing Covid-19, screening, and testing via a Covid-19 Test Finder:


Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
2120 N. Saginaw St. (Take North Street to East Hamilton entrance) 
1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2020, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Memorial Day, May 25, 2020

The testing is free with no need for a doctor's script, symptoms, or appointment. Just arrive to the address for drive-through testing. This is offered through a partnership between the State of Michigan, Genesee County Health Department, and the City of Flint.


Ascension Genesys Hospital

1 Genesis Parkway, Grand Blanc, MI 48439

Covid-19 Hotline: (833)-981-0738

 

Upon calling the hotline, individuals will have a telehealth evaluation with a nurse to determine the severity of their symptoms. The results of the evaluation will determine whether testing will be required or not. They are also offering $20 telehealth, urgent care visits.

 

Clio Urgent Care

4272 W. Vienna Road, Clio, MI 48420

Covid-19 Hotline: (810) 201-5071

 

By calling the Covid-19 hotline, individuals will be walked through a telehealth appointment that will determine the severity of their symptoms and whether curb-side Covid-19 testing will be needed.

 

Hamilton Community Health Network

5710 Clio Road, Flint, MI 48504

Covid-19 Hotline: (810) 406-4019

 

By calling the above number, individuals will be scheduled for an assessment that will determine whether an order for a Covid-19 test will be given or not. Drive-through testing is offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., every weekday by appointment.

 

Hamilton Community Health Network

G-3375 S. Saginaw Street Flint, MI 48529

Covid-19 Hotline: (810) 406-4019

 

By calling the above number, individuals will be scheduled for an assessment that will determine whether an order for a Covid-19 will be given or not. Drive-through testing is offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., every weekday by appointment.

 

Hope Urgent Care of Davison

9171 Lapeer Road, Davison, MI 48423

Covid-19 Hotline: (810) 412-5590

 

Call the number above to schedule an appointment for testing.


[email protected] Blanc High School 
12500 Holly Road, Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Covid-19 Hotline: (888) 852-2567

Go to krogerhealth.com/covidtesting for eligibility. If you are found eligible for testing, bring a photo ID and prepare for drive-through testing. 


Kettering University’s Atwood Stadium-Partnered with Hurley Medical Center

701 University Ave, Flint, MI 48503

Covid-19 Hotline: (810) 262-3685

 

Those that meet the criteria of patients age 65 and older with symptoms, patients with underlying conditions with symptoms, first responders with symptoms, critical infrastructure workers with symptoms, symptomatic healthcare workers, patients in congregate facilities with symptoms (which includes, long-term care or elderly living facilities, homeless shelters, residential foster care facilities, jails or prisons, other group living settings), and hospitalized patients. If you qualify, call the number above to schedule an appointment for drive-through testing.

 

McLaren Flint-Grand Blanc Occupational Health & Convenient Care Center

2313 E Hill Rd, Grand Blanc, MI 48439

(810) 496-0900

 

Call the number above for a telehealth screening. Once a Covid-19 is determined as necessary, you will have to visit the facility for a test.

 

Michigan Health Specialists-Burton

2065 S Center Road, Burton, MI 48519

(810) 235-2004 Ext. 3025

 

Call the number above to receive a screening to determine the necessity of a test.

 

Michigan Health Specialists-Flint

2700 Robert T. Longway Blvd., Flint, MI 48503

(810) 235-2004 Ext. 3025

 

Call the number above to receive a screening to determine the necessity of a test.


Genesee Health System Mobile Testing 
420 W. Fifth Avenue, Flint, MI 48503
(810) 257-3777

An appointment is required for testing. 


Walmart, Flint
4313 Corunna Dr, Flint, MI 48532
(866) 448-7719


Appointment and screening required for drive-through testing eligibility.

Rite Aid Pharmacy

9090 Miller Road, Swartz Creek, MI 48473

 

Visit their site to access a survey that will determine one’s eligibility to be tested. Once eligibility is determined an appointment will be scheduled for testing.

 

As of Monday, May 4, the Genesee County Health department lists Flint with 647 Covid-19 cases out of the total 1,641 cases in Genesee County. Even if a test is not a guarantee, getting a health screening for your symptoms can be helpful for peace of mind.


 

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