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Adventist Health Delano Regional Medical Center, Kern County to provide free COVID-19 testing

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Posted at 10:57 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 23:51:16-04

DELANO, Calif. — Adventist Health Delano Regional Medical Center recently announced a partnership with Kern County to provide free COVID-19 testing to Kern County residents in the Delano community.

"This testing site will help Kern county dramatically increase testing needs for individuals who have had limited access to COVID-19 tests up until now," said David Couch - Kern County Supervisor for the 4th District. "We’re thrilled to partner with Adventist Health in Delano to help ensure our communities are healthy, while also helping meet California’s testing goals.”

In a statement, Adventist Health said the COVID-19 PCR Nasal Swab Test service at Adventist Health in Delano is part of the county-funded program through which the Kern County covers the costs associated with outside testing, with Adventist Health in Delano operating the test site.

The service will be available for free to all Kern County residents, with no insurance or pre-authorization required. "

Services started on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, and will be available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (661)721-5380.

The testing site is located at 1205 Garces Hwy, Ste. 101.

Appointments are available from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.