On Tuesday, Sept. 8, a new COVID-19 testing site will be opened in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, by Deaconess and the Posey County Health Department.
The new drive/walk-through testing site will be located at 232 W. 2nd St in Mt. Vernon, near the intersection of Mill St.
Monday through Saturday, those wishing to visit the new site for a COVID-19 test can do so on the following times:
- Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Friday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The testing site will be closed on Sundays.
Individuals seeking tests will be able to schedule an appointment online at www.deaconess.com/testing.
The collaboration between Deaconess and PCHD on the new COVID-19 testing site is a result of a grant from the Indiana State Department of Health and will continue through 2021, during which time the site will be used for possible vaccine administration if a vaccine becomes available, in addition to testing.
Patients will be able to receive test results through the Deaconess MyChart app as soon as those results are available; patients without a MyChart account will also receive phone calls with positive results, but this process will not be as immediate as MyChart. Educational materials in both English and Spanish will be available at testing sites.