CRH: Don’t use emergency room for COVID testing

Columbus Regional Health is asking patients not to come to the Emergency Department to seek a COVID-19 test.

The hospital posted on social media yesterday, saying that the ER is very busy now and is experiencing high patient volumnes. The staff and resources in the ER need to be reserved for patients with serious medical issues, ailments and traumas.

CRH says that if you have moderate COVID-19 symptoms you should contact your physician for guidance. Many doctor’s practices offer COVID testing options.

If you have mild symptoms or are symptom free but need a test, you can go to slash virus for a listing of area testing sites.