Atrium Health creates coronavirus testing center at zMax Dragway in Concord
Atrium Health partnered with Charlotte Motor Speedway to provide a remote testing site at zMax Dragway. The remote site provides a convenient testing location for residents in northern Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties to have their test performed when ordered by a doctor.
Testing for COVID-19 is conducted without patients having to get out of their cars, which reduces the possibility of infecting other patients and healthcare workers. Healthcare providers will make appointments and direct patients to designated testing centers where medical professionals will approach the patients at their cars. These tests involve obtaining swabbed samples, which are then tested at Atrium Health’s in-house lab, and patients are typically notified of the results in approximately 24 hours. Atrium Health can test approximately 1,000 samples each day and is one of the only health systems in the nation to have this capability.
Atrium has launched a digital COVID-19 risk assessment for patients. Answering a few quick questions will allow Atrium to give patients immediate recommendations on the next step of their care.
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