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New UW Medicine COVID-19 Testing Clinic for UW Medicine Patients and First Responders:

Similar to the drive-through clinic that was created to test UW Medicine employees with symptoms of acute respiratory infection, this new appointment-only clinic is intended to provide additional testing capacity for UW Medicine patients and first responders with symptoms of acute respiratory infection who meet testing criteria and recommendations, support personal protective equipment conservation efforts, and help reduce the number of patients entering healthcare facilities for testing.

UW Medicine patients and first responders who are experiencing symptoms of acute respiratory infection (such as fever, new cough, new shortness of breath, sore throat, body aches) should call their provider or the UW Medicine Virtual Clinic to determine whether testing is needed. If a test is ordered, patients will receive a scheduled appointment at the drive-up clinic or another UW Medicine clinic.

Patients with a drive-up clinic appointment will arrive at the screening area and remain in their cars while a swab is taken. Follow-up instructions and information on how to obtain test results will be provided at the conclusion of the visit. The team expects to test 50 individuals per day and expand capabilities as necessary. The patient drive-up clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UW Medical Center – Northwest Outpatient Medical Center (OPMC).