Coronavirus testing site coming to Pike County

Hawley. The new site at the Pike County Training Center in Hawley opens on May 18.

Hawley /
13 May 2020 | 02:13

Wayne Memorial Hospital is opening a COVID-19 testing site at the Pike County Training Center, 135 Pike County Boulevard (off Route 739), Hawley, starting Monday, May 18. Both COVID-19 and respiratory panel tests will be available by prescription only.

The new testing site was initiated by Wayne Memorial Health System along with Pike County’s emergency management officials and commissioners. “Increased testing capacity is key to keeping our community safe as we proactively address the challenges presented by COVID-19," said Pike County Commissioner and WMHS Board Member Ronald Schmalzle.

The new site will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wayne Memorial opened a similar testing site in early March at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. That site was open seven days a week but was not heavily publicized because of the limited number of test materials available at that time. Approximately 25 tests were being done each day, but that number has gone down.

“Between a lower testing demand in Wayne County and an increase in available testing kits, we are in an excellent position to offer these services to Pike County," said WMH Director of Ancillary Services, James Hockenbury.

The Wayne County site will now be open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, also from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about Wayne Memorial’s coronavirus activities, visit wmh.org/covid-19-novel-coronavirus or the hospital’s Facebook page. For information on the virus itself, visit cdc.gov/coronavirus.