Novant Health today announced it is opening a COVID-19 screening center in Supply. Located at 13 Medical Campus Drive, the screening center will open Tuesday, March 24, at 1 p.m. and will operate 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
As a reminder, people who have no symptoms will not be tested. They should not visit a screening center as they do not meet the criteria for screening or testing. Visiting a screening center unnecessarily will only further one’s risk of exposure and put a strain on resources for those who need it most.
Those with questions about whether or not to seek care should use Novant Health’s online self-guided assessment tool at NovantHealth.org/coronavirus. The self-guided assessment uses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols and asks a series of screening questions to determine if a patient should seek care for COVID-19. This assessment is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be used if patients are experiencing a life-threatening emergency.
Novant Health has also established a 24/7 coronavirus helpline (1-877-9NOVANT), which is designed for patients without a primary care physician who are experiencing symptoms and have questions about how best to seek care. Patients with a primary care provider are encouraged to call their provider first, before driving to clinics or screening centers, in order to help curb the spread of possible infection.
Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,600 physicians and over 28,000 employees that provide care at over 640 locations, including 15 hospitals and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. In 2019, Forbes ranked the organization first in North Carolina and 38th nationally on its 2019 Best Employers for Diversity list. Novant Health provided more than $883 million in community benefit, including financial assistance and services, in 2018.