Need a COVID-19 test? Don’t go to the hospital.

With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant, the demand for testing has also increased. If you or a family member is showing symptoms of COVID-19 don’t go to the emergency room looking for a test.

The Southwest Ohio Region is seeing the highest number of hospitalized patients due to COVID-19 since February. As of August 30, there were 403 COVID-19 patients in Southwest Ohio (according to the Ohio Hospital Association, the highest daily count since February, when vaccines were scarce.  

“Emergency rooms should be reserved for patients who need emergency care or who have a severe illness,” said Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit. “Anyone with mild symptoms who needs a test should find one of the many testing locations in the county,” said Nesbit.

HealthSource of Ohio is the federally qualified health center in Clermont County. They offer testing at six locations in Clermont County.

HealthSource of Ohio patients can call their regular primary care office to schedule an appointment.

Anyone who is not currently a HealthSource of Ohio patient can call 513-732-5086 to schedule an appointment for testing. Visit www.healthsourceofohio.org for more information.

Most urgent cares in Clermont County also offer COVID-19 testing, as well as Kroger’s Little Clinic in Milford and Amelia.

At-home tests can be picked up at the Clermont Family YMCA by calling 513-724-9622.

For a full list of testing sites in Clermont County, visit: https://bit.ly/COVIDtestCC

The Ohio Department of Health has a complete list of COVID-19 testing locations in the state of Ohio on its website at: https://bit.ly/COVIDTestOH

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