Our local hospital has started Mobile COVID-19 testing.
They have a small van that goes into communities and people don’t need to travel to the doctor or hospital to be tested.
Before I had my surgery done, I had to have a COVID-19 test done. We drove to the hospital and followed the signs to the Mobile COVID-19 testing unit. All I had to do was have my mask on as we pulled up to what looked like a travel trailer. A nurse came out dressed from head to toe in pandemic garb and did the test. All I had to do was sign the paper that showed I was who I was, and we drove home. They wanted to keep all COVID patients away from non-COVID patients. Having a drive-thru mobile COVID-19 testing unit was more convenient for those of us who lived near the hospital. For those who needed testing in other area, they could go to the Mobile COVID-19 testing unit on the day they were in their community. Now that COVID has become less prevalent, the Mobile COVID-19 testing units aren’t as visible, but if you live in a hotspot, it is probably there several times a week. I felt better knowing I didn’t need to go to the doctor’s office at the hospital and could get the testing done more quickly. I did laugh at the idea of having a drive-thru COVID test. Some people thought Mobile COVID-19 testing wasn’t a necessity, but for those of us who needed surgery, it was much better.