Beebe, Health Partners to Host Free COVID-19 Testing in Milton on Saturday, June 20
Beebe Healthcare, in partnership with the Governor’s Office, Division of Public Health, and other healthcare agencies, will host a free COVID-19 testing event in Milton on Saturday, June 20.
Car-based testing will occur beginning at 9 a.m. to noon at Mariner Middle School on 16391 Harbeson Road in Milton. Milton Police and Beebe security will be on-hand to direct traffic. The testing line may be closed prior to noon so plan accordingly. For updates, follow Beebe on Facebook.
People coming for these rounds of free testing do not need an appointment or a doctor’s order. Both symptomatic and asymptomatic people will be offered testing and education.
Only swab tests will be offered during this car-based event – not rapid antibody tests. The swab test only determines if a patient is actively infected after the test is run in a lab. Swab test results will be communicated in four to six days after processing in a lab.
Pre-registration will be offered and is recommend for expedited testing. Patients may pre-register by printing and bringing the form to the site.
The Beebe Coronavirus Screening Line is also available seven days a week for those seeking testing. If anyone cannot make this free testing event, by calling 302-645-3200, patients will be screened, assessed, and scheduled for testing if deemed medically necessary by a physician.
Earlier during the pandemic and push to test more people in Sussex County, Beebe’s testing site in Georgetown was the first to launch under the governor’s and DPH’s plan. A total of seven events have been held, including one in Millsboro. Those who need face-to-face care can be seen at Beebe’s COVID Positive Care Center, located at the Georgetown Walk-In by calling 302-645-3200.
Throughout these many testing events, Beebe has been collaborating with the state Division of Public Health, La Red Health Center, Westside Family Healthcare, First State Community Action Agency, La Esperanza, Nemours Pediatrics, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Georgetown, and town police departments.