UPDATE: Prevea Health opens additional free COVID-19 testing sites

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MONDAY 6/22/2020 2:07 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – As the number of positive coronavirus cases increases across Wisconsin, Prevea Health has opened additional free testing sites.

Prevea opened testing locations in Ashwaubenon, Oconto Falls, and Sheboygan in May. Now they’re adding 10 more sites.

“The ability to test more people for COVID-19 is critical in curbing the spread of the virus throughout our communities,” says Dr. Ashok Rai, President and CEO, Prevea Health. “This is especially important now as we see the state of Wisconsin trending upward in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days, and as we see an increase in the number of patients with symptoms of the virus seeking testing.”

The following communities, in addition to the three above, now have free Prevea COVID-19 testing sites: Chippewa Falls, De Pere, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Manitowoc, Rice Lake, and Shawano.

Testing is available to anyone in Wisconsin experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Those experiencing any of these symptoms and who wish to be tested must sign up on MyPrevea either online or in the app. You do not need to be an established Prevea patient to set up an account with MyPrevea or to access a free test.

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Here’s a list of the Prevea testing locations:

  • Prevea Ashwaubenon Health Center: 2502 S. Ashland Ave., Ashwaubenon (Drive-through located in front of health center)
  • Prevea East De Pere Health Center: 3860 Monroe Rd., East De Pere (Drive-through located behind health center)
  • Prevea Washington Street Health Center: 102 N. Washington St., Green Bay (Testing performed inside health center)
  • Prevea Manitowoc Health Center: 4810 Expo Dr., Manitowoc (Testing performed inside health center)
  • Prevea Sheboygan Medical Office Building: 3113 Saemann Ave., Sheboygan (Drive-through located in front of the building)
  • HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Prevea Oconto Falls Health Center: 853 S. Main St., Oconto Falls (Drive-through located in front of health center)
  • Prevea Shawano Health Center: 1300 East Green Bay St., Shawano (Testing performed inside health center)
  • Prevea Health Family Medicine: 617 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire (Drive-through located behind health center)
  • Prevea Chippewa Falls Health Center: 2509 County Hwy I, Chippewa Falls (Drive-through located in front of health center)
  • Prevea Rice Lake Health Center: 1051 West Ave., Rice Lake (Testing performed inside health center)

Those tested are able to access their results within 2 to 7 days, at their own convenience, through their MyPrevea account which is safeguarded to ensure patient privacy and confidentiality.

Community members with further questions about free COVID-19 testing at Prevea Health locations in Eastern Wisconsin may call (920) 431-1810; and in Western Wisconsin locations, (715) 717-4582.

Anyone experiencing severe and life-threatening COVID-19 symptoms should call 911. If they prefer to travel to an emergency room on their own, they should call the hospital prior to their arrival to explain their symptoms. This will provide the emergency department time to prepare for their arrival and be sure others in the area will be protected from the potential spread of infectious disease.

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Original Story: Prevea Health offering free COVID-19 testing to Northeast Wisconsin residents

THURSDAY 5/21/2020 10:19 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Prevea Health is offering free coronavirus testing at select drive-through sites across Northeast Wisconsin until further notice.

Testing is available to anyone in Northeast Wisconsin experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Prevea says those who wish to be tested my sign up on their online patient portal, MyPrevea. You do not have to be an established Prevea patient to set up an account on MyPrevea or to access a free test. MyPrevea can be accessed at www.myprevea.com or downloaded as an app on Apple or Google Play. It takes just minutes to set up an account, complete a short assessment, and register for a test.

Upon registration, MyPrevea users are able to choose between three drive-through testing sites:

  • Prevea Ashwaubenon Health Center – 2502 S. Ashland Ave., Ashwaubenon 
  • HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Prevea Oconto Falls Health Center – 853 S. Main St., Oconto Falls
  • Prevea Sheboygan Medical Office Building – 3113 Saemann Ave., Sheboygan

Those tested will be able to access their results within 2 to 7 days, at their own convenience, through their MyPrevea account which is safeguarded to ensure patient privacy and confidentiality.

Anyone experiencing severe and life-threatening COVID-19 symptoms should call 911. If they prefer to travel to an emergency room on their own, they should call the hospital prior to their arrival to explain their symptoms. This will provide the emergency department time to prepare for their arrival and be sure others in the area will be protected from the potential spread of infectious disease.

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Prevea Health is also offering free COVID-19 testing at locations in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls. Click here to learn more.

This announcement comes as community testing at the Resch Center, Casa ALBA Melanie, and Fox Valley Technical College come to a close on Friday, May 22.

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