Kent County opens 4 COVID-19 testing sites

Posted at 11:22 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 11:22:50-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Kent County Health Department is opening four new testing sites for COVID-19.

"We are pleased to ramp up testing so we can get a more accurate idea of the spread of COVID-19 in our community," said KCHD Community Clinical Services Director Christopher Bendekgey in a release.

You don’t have to have insurance nor identification, and the test is free. If you have insurance, you’re asked to bring your card.

Some sites are drive-through, some are walk-through:

  • Kent County Health Department Main Clinic 700 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 12 noon until September 1 (Drive through)
  • Kent County Health Department South Clinic 4700 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 12 noon until September 1 (Drive through)
  • Potter’s House Christian School 810 Van Raalte Dr. SW, Grand Rapids, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 12 noon until August 1 (Walk through)
  • Baxter Community Health Center 958 Baxter SE, Grand Rapids, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. until September 1 (Walk through)

The health department encourages registration in advance online or by calling (616) 632-7200.

Advanced registration for testing

The free test is available to people exposed to COVID-19 or to have known exposure to someone else who is a confirmed case or someone who has symptoms, live in a community affected by COVID-19, or have a job with a high risk of exposure (jail, homeless shelters, nursing homes or assisted living facilities, food processing facilities, or any business that limits the ability to practice social distancing or has repeated close contact with the public).