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COVID-19 Screening Available in Chowchilla

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  • Written By: Sherrie Bakke

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Chowchilla, CA – Today, Madera Community Hospital expanded COVID-19 screening availability to Chowchilla, California.

“We want 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.

The drive up process at Chowchilla Medical Center protects the safety of our workforce and patients while preserving valuable personal protective equipment (PPE). Patients referred for testing by Madera County Public Health are registered by phone and the swab test is taken while the patient remains in their vehicle.

Patients experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, without a Public Health Order for testing, may be screened from their home by phoning the clinic and registering for a virtual or telemedicine visit. A clinic practitioner will provide a routine screening and those who meet the criteria will be COVID-19 tested, directly from their vehicle.

Patients, with symptoms, who do not need to be tested for COVID-19, will receive appropriate care from the practitioner through a telemedicine visit.

“We are pleased to have both the practitioners and the technology to provide expanded access to healthcare services, including testing for COVID-19,” added Paolinelli.