Advocate Aurora Health to open more community COVID-19 testing sites in Wisconsin
Getting more tests to our communities is key to slowing the spread of the virus
Milwaukee, WI – Advocate Aurora Health on Monday announced this week’s opening of several more community COVID-19 testing sites in Wisconsin, expanding convenient access to the tests needed to help slow the spread of the virus. The new, drive-thru sites in West Allis, Grafton, Green Bay and Marinette open this week:
- Aurora West Allis Medical Center, 8901 W Lincoln Ave, West Allis, WI
- 7 days a week, 7am – 7pm
- Opening June 8
- Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, 975 Port Washington Rd, Grafton, WI
- 7 days a week, 8:10am – 4:10pm
- Opening June 8
- Aurora BayCare Medical Center, 2845 Greenbrier Rd, Green Bay, WI
- Mon-Sat: 8am – 12pm
- Opening June 8
- Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area, 3003 University Drive, Marinette, WI
- Tuesdays: 8:30am – 11:30am; Thursdays: 12pm – 3pm; Fridays: 11am – 2pm
- Opening June 9
These are in addition to existing community testing locations in Wisconsin:
- Aurora Midtown Clinic, 5818 W Capitol Dr., Milwaukee WI
- Mon-Fri: 7am – 7pm, Sat: 9am – 2pm
- Aurora Sinai Medical Center, 945 N 12th St, Milwaukee, WI
- Mon-Sat: 2:30 – 7:30pm (reserved for community)
- Aurora Medical Center Summit, 36500 Aurora Dr, Oconomowoc, WI
- Mon-Sun: 7am – 3pm
- Aurora Medical Center Kenosha, 10400 75th St., Kenosha, WI
- Mon-Sun: 9am – 4pm
- Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh, 855 N Westhaven Dr., Oshkosh, WI
- Mon-Sat: 1:30 – 3:30pm (reserved for community)
- Aurora Medical Center Manitowoc Co., 5000 Memorial Dr., Two Rivers, WI
- Mon-Sun: 8am – 4:30pm
- Aurora Medical Center Burlington, 252 McHenry St., Burlington, WI
- Mon-Fri: 1 – 5:05pm (reserved for community)
Testing is available to anyone in the community who is experiencing at least one COVID symptom. All patients must be pre-registered and can do so by either calling 1-877-819-5034 or visiting aah.org/testing. Hours of operation vary by site. The test comes with no out-of-pocket cost to the patient, as Advocate Aurora will either bill a patient’s insurance or absorb the cost of the test for patients who do not have insurance.
“We are here to serve our communities and help people live well. With our ability to get more testing supplies, we are pleased to expand convenient access to testing locations across our geographic footprint, including in communities that have been disproportionately impacted,” said Advocate Aurora Health President and CEO Jim Skogsbergh. “More testing will be critical to stopping the spread. We’re all in this together, so we’re encouraging everyone to be vigilant about monitoring their symptoms and take steps to protect themselves, their loved ones and their neighbors.”
After being tested, patients will be asked to quarantine at home until they get a result to ensure the virus doesn’t spread further. Patients will be directed to download the LiveWell app to access their results. Tests are being process by the state lab and results will be available in 4-7 days.
Advocate Aurora Health plans to open more sites in the coming weeks. Reporters can find ongoing updates on our News Center.
About Advocate Aurora Safe Care Promise
Health and safety is our highest priority. The Advocate Aurora Safe Care Promise provides additional measures to protect patients and our team members. In person or online, we are here to ensure safe, comfortable and convenient care, and have taken additional measures to protect patients and their families including:
- Masking – Ensuring anyone who enters our locations is wearing a mask. If they don’t have one, we’ll gladly provide it.
- Screening – Taking the temperature and asking questions about symptoms and exposure to everyone who enters our locations.
- Social distancing – Rearranging our waiting areas and staggering appointment times to reduce traffic and create safe spaces.
- Virtual check-in – Facilitating check-ins with digital devices for seamless, low-contact arrivals.
- Enhanced Cleaning – Adding additional cleaning precautions in all areas and added handwashing/sanitizer stations.
About Advocate Aurora Health
Advocate Aurora Health is one of the 10 largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with more than 70,000 employees, including more than 22,000 nurses and the region’s largest employed medical staff and home health organization. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, the system serves nearly 3 million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology and pediatrics. The organization contributed $2.1 billion in charitable care and services to its communities in 2018. We help people live well.
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