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BMH will offer COVID tests

 


Brodstone Memorial Hospital has entered into a partnership with the State of Nebraska to provide free COVID-19 testing to eligible residents. Residents of Nebraska can take an online assessment through the TestNebraska portal, and if eligible receive a free test from the hospital.

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nebraskans have been asking for more widespread access to testing. Treg Vyzourek, the hospital’s CEO said, “The state’s partnership with Nomi Health provides Brodstone Memorial Hospital with access to a pre-existing supply chain of testing that works, project management and clinical expertise in collaboration with our hospital staff to get the job done. Our hospital and public health systems across the state needed immediate access to scarce resources, high-quality testing equipment and an efficient process which this partnership delivers.

“We’re happy to bring forward new opportunities for testing to our region and expect this partnership to improve testing capabilities far into the future. We encourage area residents to take the online assessment and if needed schedule future testing.”

Brodstone has scheduled three testing dates for the month of July. Nebraska residents can take an online assessment at testnebraska.com in order to see if they are eligible for testing. If eligible, the resident will select an appointment date, time and location. In addition, they will receive an email with a QR Code that will be needed upon arrival to the appointment, along with a form of identification.

Those being tested will enter off of Highway 14 (near Superior Family Medical Clinic) heading east towards Washington Street. Directional and informational signage will direct them through the traveling route to testing. All testing will be done in their vehicle. It will not be necessary to leave the vehicle.

Pre-registration and appointments through the TestNebraska portal are required for testing. The following dates and times for testing have been scheduled:

•Wednesday, July 15, – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

•Monday, July 20, – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

•Wednesday, July 29, – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Brodstone continues to have the same processes in place for testing in the facility. If you or someone you know has symptoms of COVID-19 you are asked to call Superior Family Medical Clinic at 402-879-4781.

For more information on TestNebraska information and and the testing map, visit http://www.brodstonehospital.org/covid-19

 

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