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Drive-thru testing site opens at Spencer

COVID-19 tests will be conducted by appointment only


November 26, 2020


The recently-constructed drive-thru testing site at Spencer Hospital is located adjacent to the facility's emergency department entrance, located on Second Avenue East.

As dropping northwest Iowa temperatures make drive-through COVID-19 testing more challenging, Spencer Hospital and Avera Medical Group Spencer have jointly developed a covered drive-through testing site available to patients whose care providers have placed an order for them to receive a COVID-19 test.

"It's important to emphasize that this testing site is only for people who have an order placed by a local healthcare provider for that individual to be tested," explained Jordan Reed, Spencer Hospital's laboratory services director, in a news release. "This includes someone whose physician i...

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