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COVID-19 Testing Now Available at Six Locations

 

By La Prensa Staff

 

TOLEDO: Testing for those showing coronavirus symptoms has expanded to six locations across Lucas County, with multilingual services offered at half of those sites for Spanish speakers and others.

 

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is providing guidance on who should be tested, especially those showing the main symptoms of COVID-19. Those symptoms include a fever of 100.4 F or greater, cough, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing. Other reported symptoms have included chills, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.

 

“COVID toe” is another, more recent symptom identified mainly in children. That symptom is a reddish, deep red, purple, or blue discoloration around the toenail bed. The color is normally pink. Public health officials say that indicates a lack of blood flow and oxygen to that area of the body. The symptom warrants immediate medical attention.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is offering a free online “symptom self-checker” to help individuals determine whether testing is right for them. That website can be accessed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html.   

 

The health department itself is no longer offering drive-thru testing. Instead, the public health agency is relying on a network of public and private providers. 11,357 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Lucas County as of Monday, May 18.

 

That same day, the health department reached a pair of grim milestones. There are now just over 2,000 coronavirus-related cases and COVID-19 related deaths have now topped 200 in Lucas County, which now has the most pandemic-related deaths in Ohio. 60 percent of the local cases are female, 40 percent are male.

 

Testing sites and details are listed below:

 

Central Ave. Walmart, 5821 Central Ave.

Free drive-thru testing is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Pre-screening and appointments can be set up at www.MyQuestCOVIDTest.com.

 

Oregon Walmart, 3721 Navarre Ave.

Free drive-thru testing is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Pre-screening and appointments can be set up at www.MyQuestCOVIDTest.com.

 

NHA Navarre Park Family Care Center, 1020 Varland Ave., East Toledo.

Free drive-thru and walk-up testing by appointment only. Spanish speakers are available.

Pre-screening and appointments can be set up by calling 419-214-5700.

 

NHA NEXUS Healthcare Center, 1415 Jefferson Ave., downtown Toledo.

Free drive-thru and walk-up testing by appointment only.

Pre-screening and appointments can be set up by calling 419-214-5700.

 

Rite Aid, 7225 Airport Highway.

Free drive-thru testing by appointment only until May 31.

Pre-screening and appointments can be set up at www.riteaid.com.

 

LABCORP, 1565 S. Byrne Rd Suite 105

Antibody testing available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10

No appointment is needed, but an order for testing is required.

Individuals without an order may have one created at https://www.labcorp.com/antibody-testing.

 

Community members may call the Lucas County Community COVID-19 call lines to get answers to their questions and additional support Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The English-only hotline is 419.251.4000 and the multilingual line is 419.291.5355. A map of community testing sites can be found at https://lucascountyhealth.com/coronavirusupdates/.

 

 

 
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Revised: 05/19/20 21:28:09 -0700.

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