Drive-thru coronavirus (COVID-19) testing began today in Detroit. Here’s how to get tested.

As the effort to safely test people increases, the city of Detroit has opened  the state’s first drive-thru testing facility located at Joe Dumars Field House, 1120 W State Fair Ave. Testing began today at 1 p.m. The city’s goal is to test 400 a day while screening over 14,000 people within the next six weeks.

Drive-thru testing is available to patients to patients who reside in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties who have a prescription from their doctor.

If you do not have a primary care doctor, contact the Detroit’s health department at (313) 876-4000.

Once you have a prescription, make an appointment for testing  by calling (313) 230-0505 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. seven days a week.

Testing appointments are available between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

On appointment day, bring valid ID, the written testing order and doctor’s prescription. Upon arrival, stay in the vehicle with the windows up.

Walk-up patients and individuals without a prescription will not be tested.

“If we do this right, we can move 40 or 50 people an hour…come through, be swabbed. We will take the kits, send them by plane twice a day to New Jersey, the way the turnaround is going, we’ll have the results back in three or four days,” stated Duggan.

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