SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital opens drive-thru testing site
Patients must be referred for testing
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (March 21, 2020) – SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City will open its drive-thru COVID-19 testing site, Monday, March 23, at the Health Plaza East entrance, 2505 Mission Drive. The site will be open from noon to 4 pm initially and hours may vary depending on volume. The site will test people who are showing symptoms of the virus.
Anyone who feels sick and has symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is encouraged to complete a free online evaluation or call their primary care provider. In order to be tested, patients must have a physician order.
SSM Health offers a free online evaluation at www.ssmhealth.com/covid19. You do not need to be an existing SSM Health patient to do the online evaluation. The virtual visit begins with an online assessment of each patient’s symptoms and potential exposure. Next, the patient will be virtually connected with an SSM Health Medical Group provider for evaluation and care, as appropriate. If testing is recommended, patients will be directed to the nearest SSM Health testing facility.
The St. Mary’s Hospital testing site is located at the Health Plaza East entrance, which is located on the hospital campus. There is a white tent set up along with signage. Patients will stay in their vehicles throughout the testing process and will be asked to provide identification and an insurance card. Patients will not be billed for the test or asked to pay a co-pay.
The move demonstrates SSM Health’s commitment to ensuring everyone has access to high-quality affordable health care. These proactive steps ensure the continued safety of our patients, visitors, physicians, staff and communities.
We are working with regional health authorities as well as the Centers for Disease Control to actively monitor the situation and ensure we have the most up-to-date information.
About SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City
SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. The organization’s more than 40,000 employees and 10,000 providers are committed to providing exceptional health care services and revealing God’s healing presence to everyone they serve.
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City has been a part of the Mid-Missouri community since 1905. In 2014, the hospital moved to its new, state-of-the-art facility with spacious private rooms, an expanded emergency department, an Outpatient Surgery Center and the Blessed Beginnings Family Birth Center, the premier birthing center for Mid-Missouri. The hospital has been recognized with numerous awards for its unique design based on the latest research in patient safety and efficiency of care. It also regularly receives national recognition for delivering an outstanding patient experience.