Portneuf Medical Center Offers, Quick, Safe Drive Thru Testing

Published online: Jul 29, 2020 Articles, East Idaho Health
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POCATELLO – If you’re concerned you may have COVID-19, Portneuf Medical Center’s drive thru testing can make it quick and easy to find out. 

COVID-19 testing is being done on Portneuf Medical Centers campus, outside the northwest corner of the Emergency Department. Testing is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday - Friday 

It is best to obtain an order from your primary care provider before arriving at the testing site. However, testing can be done without an order, but more paperwork will be required. 

Laboratory workers will come out to your car in order to conduct your test. Testing requires samples from the back of your nose and throat, called a nasopharyngeal swab. Patients can expect test results in 4 -10 days. 

“We want to make testing safe, easy and open to our community, and drive thru testing allows us to do exactly that. Our community needs to know that we are here to serve them and that all our facilities, including our testing sites, are safe,” said Mary Keating, Director of Marketing. 


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