Expanding Access to Critical Testing Needs in Rural Communities
NEENAH, Wis. – For nearly two weeks, ThedaCare has been coordinating mobile testing sites in the rural communities we serve. Since November 4, ThedaCare teams have conducted hundreds of tests at various locations in Northeast and Central Wisconsin.
ThedaCare leaders have reiterated that to best manage community spread of COVID-19, testing and contact tracing are critical. Testing gives health systems insight to the breadth and depth of those infected in our communities, and help us better understand the spread of the virus.
Originally scheduled to conclude on November 16, the mobile testing site schedule has now been extended to offer testing to additional community members.
Testing will be offered from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following dates/locations:
- November 11 – Shawano High School
- November 12 – ThedaCare Medical Center-Wild Rose
- November 13 – Shawano High School
- November 16 – ThedaCare Medical Center-New London
- November 17 – ThedaCare Physicians-Markesan
- November 18 – ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca
- November 19 – ThedaCare Medical Center-Berlin
- November 20 – ThedaCare Medical Center-Wild Rose
- November 23 – ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca
- November 24 – ThedaCare Medical Center-New London
- November 25 – Shawano High School
The drive-through testing is free and is available to all community members experiencing symptoms, those who believe they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and anyone who is worried about possibly having the virus. Though appointments are not required, they are recommended; individuals can pre-register online at doineedacovid19test.com or register onsite. You do not need to be a ThedaCare patient to receive a test. Those seeking testing do not need to be a resident of the community where these testing sites are located. Individuals under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian present to consent to testing. Results will be given online, or through a phone call if necessary.
In addition to the mobile testing sites in rural communities, the federal COVID-19 surge testing site at ThedaCare Physicians-Neenah continues to operate. Testing is free. Individuals can make an appointment on doineedacovid19test.com or register onsite.
For more information about testing, community resources and prevention guidelines, visit thedacarecovid19.org.
For more than 110 years, ThedaCare® has been committed to improving the health of the communities it serves in northeast and central Wisconsin. The organization delivers care to more than 600,000 residents in 17 counties and employs approximately 7,000 health care professionals. ThedaCare has 180 points of care, including seven hospitals. As an organization committed to being a leader in Population Health, team members are dedicated to empowering people to live their best lives through easy access to individualized care, supporting each person’s own health and wellbeing. ThedaCare also partners with communities to understand unique needs, finding solutions together, and encouraging health awareness and action. ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts on a patient’s care. ThedaCare is a not-for-profit health system with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs, as well as primary care.
For more information, visit thedacare.org or follow ThedaCare on social media. Members of the media should call Cassandra Wallace, Public and Media Relations Consultant at 920.442.0328 or the ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah switchboard at 920.729.3100 and ask for the marketing person on call.