Residents hoping to avoid crowded emergency rooms are being urged to be tested, then treated for COVID-19 at clinics located throughout Riverside County.
The clinics are offered by Riverside University Health System- Public Health (RUHS-PH), in partnership with OptumServe.
“We continue to see significant impacts to our hospital emergency departments with individuals seeking COVID-19 testing and/or COVID-19 therapeutics. We have an opportunity to remind the community that there are additional resources to assist with accessing COVID-19 testing and medications,” said Misty Plumley, program chief for Immunizations and Emergency Response.
The one-stop-shop allows patients to be tested for COVID-19, have a telehealth communication with a doctor and receive an oral antiviral treatment – all during the same visit. Riverside County, like other regions throughout the state, has seen a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases over the past several weeks.
The clinics are free and health insurance is not required to be seen and treated.
Patients may simply walk in or make an appointment here: https://lhi.care/covidtesting
Sites are available throughout Riverside County and can be found here.
Doctor in protective gloves and protective medical clothing holding open test tube and taking out sampling swab for novel Covid-19 test in laboratory.
Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR