PCH changes COVID testing protocol
While Putnam County Hospital continues to work with local agencies to provide up-to-date COVID-19 testing information, Putnam Prompt Care will no longer offer rapid COVID-19 testing or routine COVID-19 testing.
The move was prompted by limited testing supplies, the hospital announced Tuesday.
Routine testing includes those individuals who are not symptomatic or need a test for travel or to return to work.
However, if an individual is experiencing symptoms and is ill they are encouraged to visit a primary care provider or visit Putnam Prompt Care, which is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
Putnam County Hospital will continue to offer curbside testing Monday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday from 1-5 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. To schedule an appointment at the Putnam County Hospital site or at another site in the Putnam County area, visit https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/covid-19-testing-information/ or call 211 for more information or questions.