SHEBOYGAN FALLS — Beginning this week, there will be a new drive-through COVID-19 testing site at the Sheboygan County Aging and Disability Resource Center in Sheboygan Falls.
According to a release from the Sheboygan County Division of Public Health, the testing will be provided by Curative, a COVID-19 testing and essential health service provider. The site, located at the Resource Center's garage at 650 Forest Avenue, will launch from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.
Once launched, the following regular testing site hours will be available until further notice:
- Mondays through Wednesdays: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Thursdays: Noon to 6 p.m.
- Saturdays: 1 to 5 p.m.
“Curative is proud to be partnering with Sheboygan County Division of Public Health to be a crucial resource for the community during this pandemic,” said Fred Turner, CEO and co-founder of Curative, in the release. “Curative’s goal is to make testing more accessible with our easy drive through testing. We offer a simple testing option with quick 1-2 day results upon receipt at our labs delivered directly and at no out-of-pocket cost to patients.”
The tests will be self-administered shallow nasal PCR testing for those of all ages. Tests will be sealed in a secured container by the patient and returned to the lab to be processed. Walk-up testing is available but appointments are highly encouraged at curative.com. Insurance will be billed but insurance and identification are not required to be tested.
“By increasing opportunities for community members to get tested after they are exposed to COVID or when they are feeling sick we are able to more quickly identify cases, keep those who are sick home and prevent the spread of the virus within our community” said Sheboygan County Health Officer Starrlene Grossman. “Please get tested if you have any symptoms, or 3-5 days after you have been exposed to COVID.”
Other COVID-19 testing sites in Sheboygan County
Advocate Aurora Health — Testing is available regardless of symptoms or exposure. Tests can be requested by contacting their primary care provider, by going to www.advocateaurorahealth.org/coronavirus-disease-2019/ or by calling 866-443-2584. Aurora urgent cares are still providing testing but on a limited basis.
Ascension Medical Group — Testing in Sheboygan and Plymouth done only for those with symptoms or prior to a medical procedure. All tests must be ordered by a physician. Patients seeking an appointment can visit www.ascensiononlinecare.org or by calling 920-457-4438 in Sheboygan or 920-892-4311 in Plymouth.
CVS Pharmacy — Testing is available at several locations for patients who qualify, which can be determined with an online survey. Proof of identity and in-state residency must be provided as well as the email or text test confirmation.
Lakeshore Community Health Care (LCHC) — Testing is available for patients with symptoms or who have been in contact with someone who tested positive. Community members can also be tested if they don't have a primary care doctor or are between doctors. Rapid antigen tests and PCR tests are available by calling 920-783-6633.
Prevea — Testing is open to all community members, even those not established as a Prevea patient, at the following centers. To schedule a test, visit www.myprevea.com to create an account and complete a short assessment or call 920-431-1810.
- Prevea Sheboygan Health Center - 1411 N. Taylor Dr., Sheboygan (Monday through Friday)
- Prevea Plymouth Health Center - 825 Walton Dr., Plymouth (Monday through Friday)
- Prevea Kohler Health Center - 950 Woodlake Rd., Kohler (Saturday and Sunday)
Walgreens — Testing is available at several locations to those who complete an online screening and are eligible. Tests and contact information will be sent to PWNHealth, who will provide the results.
At-home testing kits are also available upon request on the Sheboygan County DPH's website here.