Public Health Muskegon County, Mercy Health Open COVID-19 Testing Site for Muskegon Community
MUSKEGON, Mich. (September 1, 2020) – To meet the growing demand for COVID-19 testing in Muskegon County, Public Health Muskegon County and Mercy Health Muskegon have opened a COVID-19 diagnostic testing location at Mercy Health Lakes Village, 6401 Prairie Street, in Norton Shores. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and available for walk-up or drive-through testing.
Those who need a test are asked to order it through their primary care provider. Mercy Health testing site staff will then contact the individual to schedule a time to be tested.
Results of tests are typically available via MyChart patient portal within 48-72 hours after the test is administered. To sign up for a MyChart account, please visit MercyHealth.com/MyChart.
Insurance will be billed, but there will be no additional cost to anyone being tested.
Please bring an ID or something with address printed, such as a bill. Testing will be available to minors under 18 with parent or guardian consent.
The testing site, made financially possible through a grant from Public Health, will be staffed by Mercy Health Muskegon clinicians.
“As school resumes and more employers are seeking testing for their employees, this added location will help to curb growing needs for testing,” said Dr. Justin Grill, chief medical officer at Mercy Health Muskegon. “Our staff is working closely with school administrators and employers to coordinate testing for those who need it.”
Please note: Patients who are being tested for COVID-19 before undergoing a procedure at Mercy Health will still visit the testing site located at Mercy Health Mercy Campus, 1500 E. Sherman Blvd, and with a doctor’s order.
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Mercy Health,” said Kathy Moore, health officer/public health director, Public Health Muskegon County. “The testing site will greatly increase our capacity for case investigation and contact tracing to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in Muskegon County,”
Information about this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus. Local information can be found at www.muskegonhealth.net. To learn more about Mercy Health’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.mercyhealth.com/COVID19.