TriCounty Health Department and testutah.com are partnering up with local hospitals to expand capacity for testing cases of COVID-19 in the Uintah Basin by setting up a drive-through testing facility in Vernal.
Individuals who qualify will be tested for free starting April 16 and 17. This will also continue next week, Monday-Friday until April 24 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Individuals start the process by completing a survey on testutah.com.
“If someone you know does not have access to the internet or may have a difficult time filling out an online questionnaire we ask those who can assist, to please offer such assistance,” said Jordan Mathis, health officer of TriCounty, “We want everyone who qualifies for the test to be able to have access to it.”
Once the questionnaire is completed, the individual will be issued a unique QR code and a time. Those that do not have a QR code will not be permitted testing and will be turned away, so be sure to either print, screenshot or take a picture of this QR code.
“Any interested individuals regardless of symptoms can find out if they qualify for COVID-19 testing by filling out an online questionnaire at testutah.com,” said TriCounty Health in a press release, “Samples for testing will be collected while individuals remain in their vehicles. Samples will then be sent off for laboratory testing. Individuals receiving testing will be contacted by email within 48-72 hours regarding results.”
TriCounty Health and Uintah Basin Healthcare are currently working to bring a similar facility to Roosevelt. For daily updates on that location and current news about COVID-19 in the Uintah Basin, visit tricountyhealth.com.