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. This screening is for ASYMPTOMATIC people (those without symptoms).
Saturday, August 22, 2020
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM or until swabs run out
RCMS Gualala Clinic Upper Parking Lot, 46900 Ocean Drive, Gualala
Logistics: Please enter the screening from Highway 1 via Church Street. You will exit via Ocean Drive
Who Can be Screened:
Number of Tests Available: A total of 200 tests will be available. All screening is done on a first come, first served basis.
Procedure: You will be screened in your car. If you walk in, we will have chairs where you can sit to be screened. If there is more than one person in your car, you will be asked to briefly step out of your car for screening. This is done so that you do not contaminate others in the car while screened. While we do our best to respect your privacy, this is a public/outside event, and we cannot guarantee privacy during your screening.
Results: Your results are reported by UCSF to the Mendocino Health Department and you. If you test positive, you will receive a phone call – generally within the first few days after testing. If you test negative, you will NOT receive a phone call. If you get no phone call by Monday August 30th, you are a presumptive NEGATIVE. Please note that RCMS does NOT receive the results of this screening. Therefore, please contact RCMS if you test positive so that we can take care of you! It is not possible to provide you with paperwork that proves you were screened if you test negative.
Why Get Tested: Please be aware that COVID19 is on the rise in our community. Testing events such as this allow us to locate and isolate/quarantine asymptomatic positive cases and their contacts, and is ultimately very protective of the community. It also allows the Health Department to monitor the prevalence of the infection in our community. Thank you for getting screened!
Thank you to our community and medical volunteers who assist at these events.
We appreciate you.