Rapid-result COVID-19 testing is now available at Sindecuse Health Center, according to an email from WMU COVID-19 Information.
Results are typically available on the same day and will be posted in the center's patient portal. Patients may also call for test results.
Currently, testing for COVID-19 is available to WMU students, faculty, staff and eligible retirees.
“At this time, we will prioritize symptomatic individuals, as well as faculty and staff working on campus in areas such as, for example, Dining Services, the Department of Public Safety, Facilities Management, Residence Life and Sindecuse,” the email reads.
To be tested, you must call to schedule a telehealth appointment if you have active COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, or if you previously tested positive and have become symptomatic again. You will be given further instructions for in-person testing.
If you do not have symptoms, call to schedule a nursing appointment to discuss in-person testing.
COVID-19 symptoms may include a dry cough, shortness of breath, fever, lessened sense of taste or smell, gastrointestinal issues, headache, chills, muscle pain or sore throat.
To schedule an appointment at the center, call (269) 387-3287.
A positive COVID-19 test result will be accompanied by contact tracing to determine and notify those who may have been exposed to the ill individual, according to the email.
If the patient lives in Kalamazoo County, Sindecuse will work with the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department to assess the patient's close contacts, according to the email. If the individual lives in another county, that community's agencies will be notified to carry out the necessary contact tracing.
“We are here for your health needs, and same-day or next-day appointments are typically available,” the email reads. “We strive to serve all WMU students, regardless of whether or not they have insurance; anyone in need of care should call for help.”
For more information about rapid-result COVID-19 testing at Sindecuse, including cost and payment procedures, visit Sindecuse’s website.