ELLSWORTH – With COVID-19 cases increasing and local hospitals and clinics strained by high numbers of patients looking for testing, Pierce County Public Health (PCPH) announced the Ellsworth …
ELLSWORTH – With COVID-19 cases increasing and local hospitals and clinics strained by high numbers of patients looking for testing, Pierce County Public Health (PCPH) announced the Ellsworth COVID-19 Community Testing Site reopened on Thursday, Sept. 16. The drivethru testing site will begin twice per week testing on Monday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon at Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services.
“COVID-19 testing at our Ellsworth site is free and quick, with no appointment needed. If you can’t get into your doctor for a test, this is meant to be an alternative available to you,” said AZ Snyder, Pierce County Health Officer. “While there are several nearby COVID-19 testing locations through clinics and UW-RF, reopening this site will make it even more convenient for our community to access a test, without having to travel far.”
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or who has been in close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus is eligible for testing. Please note the following:
•All testing is drive-up without appointments. Pre-registration on the day of your test is recommended to speed up the testing process: https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov/
•PPCS is located at the corner of highways 10 and 63 in Ellsworth (enter the testing site on Highway 63).
•The test is free and no insurance is needed.
•Parents/guardians must be present to consent for testing minors aged 1 to 17. Children under 12 months old are not eligible for testing at this site.
For more information about symptoms and testing, visit the Pierce County COVID-19 Hub: https://covid-piercecounty-wi.hub.arcgis.com/.
Submitted by Pierce County Public Health