The first supply of 10,000 COVID-19 self-test kits are available the public across the Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) service area. The rapid antigen self-collection kit ( Quidel QuickVue) are being supplied through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). available at all WMCHC’s sites—primary care, pediatric, women’s health, urgent care, and dental–located throughout Wayne and Pike Counties, kits may be picked up during regular hours. Masks are required to enter all facilities.
Each FDA-authorized kit for age 2 to adult contains two tests for self-collection via nasal swabs. Adult collection is recommended for children 2 through 13. It is important to keep in mind that antigen tests are not as sensitive to the Omicron variant and false negatives may occur. Anyone receiving a positive result should contact their medical provider for follow up.
More information and a list of locations is available at wmchc.net.