Kroger Health to offer drive-through testing site at Fort Hamilton

Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton. FILE PHOTO
Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton. FILE PHOTO

Kroger Health will offer its additional drive-through testing opportunities in Hamilton next week.

The testing sites are made possible through support from Kettering Health Network, Kroger officials announced today. People looking to be tested will use a virtual screening tool based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to see if they are eligible. Those who are eligible for the testing are based on CDC, state and local government recommendations.

Community members may register here.

Test results are expected within approximately 48 hours. Kroger Health is expected to administer 250 tests per day.

Those eligible will then select the appropriate testing location and appointment time and receive an email confirmation with pre-appointment paperwork. When the patient arrives for a test, they should have a photo identification ready and leave their windows rolled up for check-in. A health care practitioner will approach the car and alert the patient when to roll down their window.

The drive-through testing location has a self-administered nasal swab that must be ordered and observed by a provider. Kroger determined its testing methodology because it increases the number of tests that can be provided while conserving the personal protective equipment utilized, official said.

This onsite testing is supported with laboratory services provided by eTrueNorth, a contractor of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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IF YOU GO

WHAT: Kroger Health drive-through testing site

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

WHERE: On the campus of Fort Hamilton Hospital, 630 Eaton Ave., Hamilton

REGISTER: Click here.