COVID-19 Drive-Through Specimen Collection Site

COVID-19 Drive-Through Specimen Collection Site

Our COVID 19 specimen collection drive through is only for individuals who have a physician’s order.

Our patients are the first priority in everything we do, and we strive – every day – to provide them with high quality care in a safe environment. Our COVID-19 specimen collection site is set up at 4 Rosemar Circle, Parkersburg. Please follow appropriate signage in order to drive up to access this location.

Who can visit the drive through specimen collection site?
Patients who have a physician’s order for COVID-19 testing can utilize our drive through specimen collection site.

The clinic will not see children younger than 5 years of age, but the testing tent has no age restriction as long as a physician order accompanies that patient.

Please call the clinic at 304-865-5136 and one of our clinic team members will meet you at the door upon arrival.  

How do I get a physician’s order to be tested for COVID-19?
Glad you asked. First, you need to determine which of these situations below apply to you, and follow the instructions accordingly.


4 Rosemar Circle,
Parkersburg, WV

Monday-Saturday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Situation 1.

I have a Primary Care Provider with WVU Medicine
Great! Simply call your Primary Care Provider’s office and instruct them that you would like to be seen at a ‘Drive-Through Specimen Collection Site’ for COVID-19 and that you need to answer the screening questions. After being screened on the phone, the nurse will determine if you meet the screening criteria set by the CDC, if you do – they will place an order in EPIC for you to be seen. At that point you may proceed to the ‘Drive-Through Specimen Collection Site’ location. Do not visit the Drive-Through Specimen Collection Site until you have the physician’s order placed on your behalf.

 

Situation 2.
I have a Primary Care Provider, just not with WVU Medicine
No problem. Give your non-WVU Medicine Primary Care Provider’s office a call and ask them if they are set up on Epic.

If your Non-WVU Medicine Primary Care Provider’s office is set up on Epic:
Tell them that you would like to be seen at a ‘Drive-Through Specimen Collection Site’ for COVID-19 and that you need to answer the screening questions. After being screened on the phone, the nurse will determine if you meet the screening criteria set by the CDC, if you do – they will place an order in EPIC for you to be seen. At that point you may proceed to the ‘Drive-Through Specimen Collection Site’ location. Do not visit the Drive-Through Specimen Collection Site until you have the physician’s order placed on your behalf.

Laboratory Testing vs. Specimen Collection

There seems to be some confusion when it comes to “testing” vs. “specimen collection”. The specimen collection is done with a swab. The laboratory “testing” itself will be supported by both Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, which will process the specimens that WVU Medicine collects from patients.

How soon will I know my test result?
Patients will typically learn test results in three-to-four days, although time will likely vary based on the volume of tests these two companies will be performing. You will be called via the phone number you provide to us with your test results.

Want to access your COVID-19 test results quickly and much more?
When you sign up for MyWVUChart, you can view your test results quickly and much more!


Why do I have to get a physician’s order from a physician connected with EPIC?
We want you to have your test results as quickly as possible. That’s why we use EPIC because it’s an online system that allows now only our physician’s orders to seamlessly be sent from one point to another – but it also powers our MyWVUChart  Electronic Health Record.

WVU Medicine will collect the specimen only if the patient has a valid Epic order from a referring physician. Our process of requiring an Epic order expedites our ability to communicate results back to patients and ensure that appropriate measures have been taken in ordering the test, reporting to government agencies, and providing follow-through care when warranted.