Stevens Community Medical Center has been able to increase the number of COVID-19 tests they are completing at SCMC, which they said in a statement is important as we begin to see a rise in COVID-19 cases in the surrounding areas.
SCMC is currently working to test all symptomatic patients and actively work with patients who have a potential exposure in determining if a test is needed. Due to the increase in COVID-19 testing, they are repurposing the alternative lab site to complete these COVID-19 tests. This allows the facility to complete these swabs efficiently for patients that otherwise do not require a medical evaluation within the facility. SCMC will continue to evaluate patients with COVID-19 symptoms in its respiratory area of the clinic as well as the emergency department depending on severity of symptoms.