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Michigan launches new online COVID-19 test finder, partners with Michigan 211 to schedule tests over the phone

Michigan launches new online COVID-19 test finder, partners with Michigan 211 to schedule tests over the phone
Posted at 9:13 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 21:27:51-04

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new tool to help people find COVID-19 testing sites and register to be tested.

You can find the new online test finder tool at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirustest.

The new tool is designed to filter testing results sites for test sites that are no cost, that test people who do not have symptoms, that do not require a doctor’s order, or are for uninsured individuals. For select testing sites, users can schedule an appointment online.

The DHHS is also working with Michigan 211 to help residents find test sites and register for testing over the phone. Anyone who calls the Michigan COVID-19 hotline Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 888-535-6136, and presses 1 will be transferred automatically to a 211 operator who can help the caller find testing sites and, for select sites, schedule an appointment.

“As Michigan works to expand testing sites, it’s also important to make it as easy as possible for people to identify testing locations and simplify their testing experience,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS chief medical executive and chief deputy director for health in a news release. “We continue to work to eliminate barriers to testing so we can identify and contain COVID-19 as much as possible.”

According to the state:

Michigan residents should immediately get tested if they feel sick, if someone close to them feels sick or if they work outside the home. There are over 300 test sites in Michigan, including many sites offering testing at no cost to the patient. Test sites operate in primary care settings, federally qualified health centers, pharmacies, urgent care, hospitals, and other locations. Many sites provide drive-thru or walk up testing as well.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Michigan, a timeline of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Southeast Michigan, and links to more information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the WHO.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

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