District Health Department No.10 eliminating COVID-19 test locations 2023


Due to low demand, the District Health Department No. 10 will close all testing clinics on Wednesday, April 26.

In its ten-county coverage area, DHD No. 10 has conducted testing clinics for three years. And despite the closure of testing sites, health officer Kevin Hughes warned residents not to relax their vigilance.

Residents exposed or ill must take care.

“While the testing sites may be closing, COVID-19 is not going away,” Hughes stated. Residents who have been exposed or are ill must continue to take precautions.

Local health departments will offer testing devices for at-home use to residents who require them. Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited quantities. DHD No. 10 requests that residents accept one per person and no more than four per household at once.

“When arriving at DHD No.10 for your COVID-19 at-home testing kits, please do not enter the lobby if you have been exposed to the virus or if you are sick,” DHD No. 10 stated in a press release. “Please call your local DHD No. 10 office, and someone will bring the testing kits to your vehicle.”

For kit availability, the health agency advises phoning beforehand.

“DaysTest kits are also available at the majority of pharmacies and certain libraries.” The health department recommends calling advance to ensure the availability of kits.

Local health departments also have COVID-19 vaccines, as well as bivalent boosters manufactured by Pfizer or Moderna. To schedule an appointment, please go to www.dhd10.org or dial 888-217-3904.

Vaccines are also available from the majority of pharmacies and primary care providers. Additional vaccination locations are available at vaccines.gov/search.

Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana, and Wexford counties are served by DHD No. 10. For additional information about COVID-19, please visit www.dhd10.org.

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