September 24, 2020 (Hereford, TX) –Hereford Regional Medical Center is making drive-thru COVID-19 testing available for anyone experiencing symptoms of the virus or exposure to another individual who has tested positive. In-person testing at Hereford Health Clinic also remains available as an option.
“With drive-thru testing, we can test people quickly and safely,” said Jeff Barnhart, CEO, Hereford Regional Medical Center. “It’s another way we strive to meet the needs of our community and make sure everyone who needs a test can get one.”
The drive-thru testing option is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are three dedicated testing parking spots in front of the Hereford Health Clinic. Individuals desiring testing park, call the cell phone number posted, and remain in their vehicle. A clinic team member in full personal protective gear comes out to the vehicle to collect the individual’s testing sample. Results typically are available within 72 hours.
“Testing remains an important piece of the puzzle to keep our community safe from COVID-19,” said Barnhart. “We also must continue exercising personal responsibility and doing our part to stop the spread. Wash your hands. Wear a mask in public. Avoid gathering in large groups. And keep at least six feet apart from others.”