COVID-19 testing now available in Henderson and Madisonville


HENDERSON, Ky (WEHT) First Care is now offering COVID-19 testing at all of their 18 locations.

There is a location in Henderson on N. Green Street across from First United Methodist Church. There is also a Madisonville location on N Main Street across from Mandarin House.

The First Care clinics will offer curbside coronavirus testing in which patients with respiratory illnesses (i.e. the flu, cold, or COVID-19) will remain in their car during the entire duration of the visit.

Testing is available during current business hours from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the weekends.

When arriving at the clinic, patients can expect a screening for symptoms, a complete health history, a virtual telemedicine exam with a provider, and a nasal swab for COVID-19 (a nasal swab will only be administered if the provider deems it medically necessary). Prior to a COVID-19 nasal swab, a flu and/or a strep test may be conducted to rule out those illnesses.

Test results typically take 1-3 days to get back from contracted labs. Due to the national shortage, First Care is only able to secure a limited number of tests per day.

All major insurance plans are accepted, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans Administration. Patients without insurance can receive treatment for $89. First Care will not bill patients directly for COVID-19 testing, please contact your insurance company for coverage details.

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(This story was originally published on April 16, 2020)

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