Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS) is pleased to announce that, in collaboration with the Mendocino County Health Department and the UCSF Lab, we will be performing another free COVID19 drive-through screening event in our community.
Sunday, August 9, 2020
9:00 AM until swabs run out (last swabbing will occur at noon if there are any swabs left)
Location: RCMS Gualala Clinic Upper Parking Lot
Logistics: Please Enter from Highway One, driving up Church Street on the east side of Highway One. DO NOT enter from the Ocean Drive side.
Who Can be Screened:
- Any resident of Mendocino or Sonoma County can be screened.
- This screening is for asymptomatic people without COVID19 symptoms. (i.e. no fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, vomiting/diarrhea.)
- If you have symptoms, do not come to this event, instead, please call RCMS at 707-884-4005 for medical evaluation and care.
Number of Tests Available: A total of 200 tests will be available. All screening is done on a first come, first served basis.
Procedure: Screening with be with a nasal swab sitting in your car. If you walk up to the event, you will be screened in a chair outside. We will try to respect your privacy, but this is a public/outside event, and we cannot guarantee privacy.
Results: Patients who test positive will receive a phone call from the Health Department. RCMS does not receive your results. If you do not receive a phone call from the Health Department by August 18th, you are a “presumptive negative”. Negative patients will NOT receive a phone call.
Why Get Tested: Testing events are a way to gather COVID-19 prevalence data in our community. It helps us to know the numbers of asymptomatic carriers, and the risk to our community, as we try to reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic. We request that community members continue to participate in these free screening opportunities. It is helpful for you to know, and helpful for the community.
This event is staffed by community volunteers and RCMS medical staff.
We would like to thank them deeply for their efforts and time.
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