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COVID-19 Testing Delays

July 29, 2020
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COVID TESTING DELAYS

1st Choice offers COVID PCR testing via our partner lab, Quest Diagnostics.  This type of testing is the gold standard for COVID testing and offers patients the most reliable results.  However, due to the increased testing demand in our state and surrounding states, our partner lab has become overwhelmed. Return times for COVID testing have increased from 2-3 days to 10+ days.

Because of this delay, 1st Choice has made the decision to temporarily discontinue our free drive-up COVID testing. 

We will continue to offer COVID testing to symptomatic or exposed patients after evaluation by a provider.  Please call to schedule an appointment with one of our providers to discuss COVID testing.

1st Choice is exploring other testing options that meet our criteria for being both reliable and timely.  We hope to resume our free drive-up COVID testing in the future.

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