JBER Hospital offers drive-thru COVID testing for symptomatic patients
By News Report, 176th Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 14, 2020
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska --
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, the 673d Medical Group will be begin offering ‘drive-up’ self-referral COVID testing for symptomatic patients at the JBER Respiratory Clinic (RC).
The self-referral option is for patients with SYMPTOMS to include any ONE of the following: cough, sore throat, fever, feeling feverish, new/not typical headache, new fatigue, body aches, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and/or shortness of breath.
If you are experiencing any of the described symptoms, you do NOT need to call the Appointment Line to be screened prior to being tested for COVID at the RC.
COVID Self-Referral is reserved for symptomatic patients as described above. For individuals who are NOT symptomatic, but are concerned about potentially being exposed to COVID, please contact Public Health at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Symptomatic Self-Referral Process:
1.Drive to the RC located next to the Emergency Room (signs are present to help find location)
2.Park in the RC-designated parking lot
3.Follow check-in procedures on available signage
Open: 7 days-a-week from 0700-1500
New: Nurse will be available at RC for symptom concerns and/or questions.