Meadville, PA – Vernon Express Care, in conjunction with Meadville
Medical Center (MMC), today announced a COVID-19 testing location only
for individuals who are not showing symptoms.
The new location, which opens on July 15, is located at the Vernon Express
Care, 16332 Conneaut Lake Rd. Individuals who are not showing symptoms
but require a test for work, school, return from travel, exposure or a
related reason may receive a test at this testing location, based upon
testing availability. Hours of operation are from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
daily. Anyone with questions may call Vernon Express Care at 813-337-3300,
appointments are not required.
MMC has maintained the Flu Evaluation Center, 640 Alden Street, as the
testing location for individuals who are actively showing signs of COVID-19
symptoms. This location remains open Monday through Saturday from 9:00
A.M. to 5:00 P.M. by appointment only. Individuals are asked to call 814-373-5216
to schedule an appointment.
Patients who need a test and are asymptomatic will be informed of the limitations
of the test, as false negatives may occur for individuals who are not
showing symptoms. Patients should also be aware that the length of time
to get test results varies depending on the demand at the lab where specimens
are sent for examination. Vernon Express Care and MMC have no ability
to decrease return time for results as they occur at a third-party laboratory.