COVID-19 Community Screening Update for July 11, 2020 Event
Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS) is providing the following information related to the COVID-19 community screening that was held in Gualala on July 11, 2020.
All persons tested at the July 11, 2020 Gualala screening were advised, via a handout at the screening, that their test samples would be dropped at the UCSF lab on July 13, 2020 and that they would receive phone calls directly from the Health Department if they tested POSITIVE – likely within a few days of the testing.
Screened persons were also advised that if they did not receive a call within a week (by July 20, 2020), they are negative. This is the way that people are being informed about their results at these free screenings.
Generally, the lab will run the tests on the day they are received, and POSITIVES will take priority in reporting. RCMS does NOT receive these results; the Health Department does. Once the Health Department has compiled the list of positives, they will report the numbers to us, to report to the community.
Therefore, rest assured, people are being informed within days if they are positive in these public screenings, and the Health Department acts upon these reports to immediately isolate/quarantine patients and their contacts.
As a reminder, RCMS will be hosting a free COVID19 screening event on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in collaboration with the City of Point Arena, Mendocino County Public Health and UCSF. The screening will take place at the Veterans Memorial Building at 451 School Street starting at 9:00 AM. This is a first come first served, from 9:00 AM until we run out of tests. There will be 200 tests available. This is a drive through event and you can come with more than one person in the car. Sonoma and Mendocino residents are welcome.
RCMS Primary Care and Urgent Care are Open
PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU COME (707) 884-4005