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Free COVID-19 Testing at HealthCore Clinic this Saturday

Dec 16, 2020

We will be offering free drive-thru or walk-up COVID-19 tests this Saturday, December 19 from 9 AM – 4 PM while supplies last. These tests are being offered completely free, you do not need to have symptoms, insurance is not required, and it is first-come, first-served while supplies last.

Thanks to The Molecular Diagnostics Lab on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus, HealthCore Clinic is able to offer this much-needed testing completely free of cost to the community. The test is a self-administered saliva test that takes a few minutes to complete and does not require swabbing the back of the nose or throat area. Results will be provided through the WSU Molecular Diagnostics Lab portal.

Drive-Thru Instructions

Cars must enter via Grove and E. Stadium Drive. This is just south of 21st St and Grove. Traffic enforcement will be on-site to help line cars up along E. Stadium Drive before they turn left onto Erie and into the East parking lot of HealthCore Clinic where the tests will be administered. It is first-come, first-served while supplies last.

  1. Do not eat, drink, smoke, chew gum, or brush your teeth 30 minutes before you arrive.
  2. Wear a mask, keep your windows up, and stay in your vehicle.
  3. Follow traffic signs and enforcement personnel instructions. This is for your and everyone’s safety. Please remain in your vehicle.
  4. When it is your turn for a COVID-19 test, a HealthCore Clinic team member will provide you step-by-step instructions. You will not need to leave your car for the test.
  5. You will be provided with instructions after your test detailing how to get your results from the WSU Molecular Diagnostics Lab portal.

Walk-Up Instructions

Patients without a vehicle can walk-up to HealthCore Clinic located on 21st Street between Hillside and Grove. There is a Wichita Public Transit Bus Route 28, Stop 2 at Grove & Hillside. Walk-up customers should wait at the East entrance to the clinic where an outdoor seating area for testing will be provided.

This service is for patients without access to a vehicle, patients using public transportation, or patients who walked/biked from their residence. Patients in vehicles must remain in their vehicles and may not use the walk-up service as a way to “skip” the line.

  1. Do not eat, drink, smoke, chew gum, or brush your teeth 30 minutes before you arrive.
  2. Wear a mask, take a seat, and wait for a member of the HealthCore team to come to you.
  3. Do not walk into the drive-thru area. This is for your and everyone’s safety.
  4. When it is your turn for a COVID-19 test, a HealthCore Clinic team member will provide you step-by-step instructions. You will be able to take the test in the outdoor waiting area.
  5. You will be provided with instructions after your test detailing how to get your results from the WSU Molecular Diagnostics Lab portal.

Updates Will Be Posted to Facebook

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How Does a Saliva Test Work?

Saliva tests are less invasive than other tests. You will spit into a tube rather than get your nose or throat swabbed. Saliva tests may be more comfortable for some people and may be safer for health care workers who can be farther away during the sample collection.

This is a diagnostic PCR test that can show if you have an active coronavirus infection and should take steps to quarantine or isolate yourself from others.

When Will I Get My Results?

Tests will be processed by the Molecular Diagnostics Lab on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus. HealthCore Clinic is not processing the tests on-site and is not the lab for these tests. All patients will be provided with instructions after your test detailing how to get your results from the WSU Molecular Diagnostics Lab portal.

Will There Be Other Testing Days?

As of right now, this is our only scheduled date and time for these free COVID-19 tests. If you are unable to come on Saturday, we offer COVID-19 testing by appointment to patients through our Respiratory Clinic during regular business hours. Regular testing will be billed through insurance. If we are able to offer free COVID-19 testing in the future, we will announce it on our social media and through the news media.

Can I Get a COVID-19 Vaccine at HealthCore Clinic?

The federal government, under the umbrella of Operation Warp Speed, has been working since the start of the pandemic to make a COVID-19 vaccine available as soon as possible. Vaccines are likely to become available as early as Spring, 2021. HealthCore Clinic has applied to be COVID-19 Vaccination site for Wichita.

More COVID-19 Information

Looking for more information about COVID-19, how it is transmitted, and how to help reduce the spread? Check out our COVID-19 info page with tons of useful tools and helpful notes.

Plan Your Visit

Hours

Mon–Thur: 8am – 7pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: 8am – 12pm
Sunday: Closed

Hours are temporarily limited due to COVID-19.

Location

HealthCore Clinic
2707 E 21st St N
Wichita, KS 67214

Directions

Phone

(316) 691-0249

After-Hours Immediate Care: (316) 262-6262

Fax

Clinical Fax: (866) 514-0974
Dental Fax: (888) 662-7106

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Our integrated care approach means that our clients have convenient, affordable access to improve their whole health and wellness all under one roof—with medical, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services all under one roof.