Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing – April 19th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – APRIL 14, 2020
Joint Release from the Town of Groton, City of Groton, and PhysicianOne Urgent Care

DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 TESTING SITE IN GROTON FOR PRE-REGISTERED PATIENTS ONLY ON APRIL 19

Patients must be medically evaluated by a PhysicianOne Urgent Care provider in advance via a Virtual Visit to receive a test on Sunday
Individuals do not need to be patients of PhysicianOne Urgent Care to qualify for testing

GROTON, CT – The Town of Groton and the City of Groton, along with PhysicianOne Urgent Care announced today that a drive-through COVID-19 testing site will be set up at Fitch High School, 101 Groton Long Point Rd, Groton, CT 06340 on Sunday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Licensed PhysicianOne Urgent Care health care providers will test patients who have completed a medical evaluation prior to Sunday via a Virtual Visit.

Patients with symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, and general malaise are encouraged to schedule a medical evaluation Virtual Visit with a provider.

Patients do not need to be current patients of PhysicianOne Urgent Care but must complete a medical evaluation pre-screen by PhysicianOne Urgent Care staff in advance by going to www.P1UC.com and following the prompts for the drive-through testing pre-screen. If assistance is required to set up the virtual visit medical evaluation, the PhysicianOne Urgent Care team is available by calling 855-349-2828.

“I’m thankful to PhysicianOne for providing this needed resource to help residents of the Town of Groton, as well as to residents of our neighboring communities, who may not otherwise have access to testing. Access to adequate testing is essential to stopping the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.” said John Burt, Groton Town Manager.

Mayor Keith Hedrick from the City of Groton said “Testing for the Coronavirus is integral in the fight to identify and contain this epidemic. Thank you PhysicianOne for providing an additional resource to help prevent the spread of this disease.”

“PhysicianOne Urgent Care provides convenient access to high-quality, cost effective care. We pride ourselves in partnering with local municipalities to focus on improving health outcomes for residents,” said Dr. Jeannie Kenkare, DO, PhysicianOne Urgent Care Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer. “We recognize the need for increased access to testing resources right now. We are proud to partner with the Town of Groton to provide this service to local communities.”

We are finding that many people are not seeking advice for symptoms and feeling isolated and unsure. Now that testing is available, people can safely be medically evaluated through a virtual visit to determine whether they need to come in for testing.” Said Dr. Kenkare.

PhysicianOne Urgent Care does have COVID-19 testing available every day at all 23 locations across Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. Residents are encouraged to visit www.P1UC.com or call 855-349-2828 with questions about COVID-19 testing, symptoms or exposure.

About PhysicianOne Urgent Care

PhysicianOne Urgent Care provides quality, easily accessible, walk-in and virtual medical care for nonlife-threatening illnesses and injuries. All 23 locations throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York provide services 365 days per year; 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., weekdays, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekends and holidays. Experienced providers are available at all times for on-site care and telehealth virtual visits. X-ray and lab services are available on-site. Insurance is accepted; self-pay options are also available. Parking is available at all locations.

Founded in 2008, PhysicianOne Urgent Care was the first in the market to be accredited and certified by the Urgent Care Association. In Connecticut and New York, PhysicianOne Urgent Care is proud to be an Affiliate of Yale New Haven Health and a Tufts Medical Center partner in Massachusetts.

For more information, including a list of services, locations, insurances accepted, career opportunities, to
check in online, and more, please visit www.P1UC.com.

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