Citizens Memorial Hospital staff prepare to see patients at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing station Friday, March 20.

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Citizens Memorial Hospital is now offering drive-thru testing for COVID-19 with a CMH doctor’s order.

According to a CMH news release, patients with symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and shortness of breath, should complete a CMH Virtual Visit or call a CMH clinic for screening to obtain an order.

The COVID-19 drive-thru site will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The site is located at the former Butterfield Pharmacy building at 1125 N. Butterfield Road, Bolivar. Patients will stay in their vehicles during testing.

“We want to decrease the chance of someone carrying COVID-19 into a clinic or the emergency room,” Gary Fulbright, CEO/executive director of CMH and Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation, said in the release.

The release said physicians will place the COVID-19 testing order and patients will need to bring photo identification.

Results from testing will not be given on-site and may take up to a week to be resulted, the release said. Patients are advised to stay home to await test results.

For more information about CMH Virtual Visits, go to citizensmemorial.com/virtualvisits.

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