Madera, CA – Madera Community Hospital and clinics; Family Health
Services, RapidCare and Chowchilla Medical Clinic have COVID-19 test kits.
“We are positioned to do everything we can to both stop the spread
of COVID-19 and provide greater access to screening for the virus,”
said Karen Paolinelli, Chief Executive Officer, Madera Community Hospital.
Patients referred for testing by Madera County Public Health or their community
provider are registered by phone and the swab test is taken while the
patient remains in their vehicle. The drive up COVID-19 screening and
testing process protects the safety of the healthcare workforce and patients
while preserving valuable personal protective equipment (PPE).
Patients experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, without a Public Health Order
or a referral for testing from their community provider, may be screened
from their home by phoning RapidCare, 559-675-2688 and registering for
a virtual or telemedicine visit. A clinic practitioner will provide the
routine COVID-19 screening and those who meet the criteria will be tested
at either of the drive through locations on the Madera Community Hospital
Campus or Chowchilla Medical Center.
Patients, with symptoms, who do not need to be tested for COVID-19, will
receive appropriate care from the practitioner through a telemedicine visit.