COVID-19 Mass Testing
Surry County Unite the Fight!
Mass Testing for COVID-19
Surry County Health and Nutrition Center, in partnership with Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital of Elkin (HCMH) and Northern Regional Hospital (NRH) of Mount Airy, is pleased to offer mass testing for COVID-19 on Monday, May 11, 2020. This event will be a collaborative effort to increase access to COVID-19 testing within our county and gain a better understanding of how this pandemic is affecting our communities.
Testing will take place at three Surry County locations on Monday from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. Tests are available on a first come, first serve basis. Test seekers may receive a COVID-19 test with or without symptoms. There are a limited number of free tests available for qualifying Surry County residents. For those patients with insurance, please bring a current insurance card, photo identification, and a valid phone number. It is anticipated the results will be available for those tested by Friday, May 15. It is imperative for those tested to understand that they must self-isolate in their homes until they receive their test results.
Northern Regional Hospital in Mount Airy, will host their drive-thru testing in the NRH parking lot located at the corner of S. South and Haymore Streets. Patients should follow directional signage and enter from Haymore Street. For more details visit choosenorthern.org/coronavirus.
Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital will host two drive-thru testing sites, one at their main campus in Elkin and a second at Hugh Chatham Express Care in Dobson. To enter the testing site on the hospital campus in Elkin, please enter on the southern entrance of Parkwood Drive directly across from Pruitt Health. The Dobson testing site will be in the parking lot where the Hugh Chatham Express Care is located, on 911 East Atkins Street. Patients visiting either of these locations should follow directional signage for entrance. Additional information will be available on the HCMH Facebook page.
Surry County Health Director, Samantha Ange expressed, “We are grateful to offer COVID-19 testing to our citizens in hopes of keeping Surry County residents safe and healthy. This is a tremendous opportunity for our area healthcare facilities to collaborate for the good of our communities.”
Ange continued, “Our community cannot effectively fight COVID-19 without the implementation of widespread testing measures. The symptoms of COVID-19 can be confusing and vary from person to person, making it difficult to accurately identify suspected cases. It is critical we find those people who may be spreading the virus without showing symptoms. Controlling the spread of the virus demands we identify the infected and isolate until they can no longer spread the disease.”
If you have further questions about this event, please contact Surry County Health and Nutrition Center at (336) 401-8400. For more general information about COVID-19, please dial 2-1-1 (or 888-892-1162), and to stay up to date on COVID-19 in North Carolina, visit ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus or text COVIDNC to 898211.