Advocate Aurora Health opens new community COVID-19 testing sites in Wisconsin
Getting more tests to our communities is key to slowing the spread of the virus
Milwaukee, WI – Advocate Aurora Health on Wednesday announced the opening of several community COVID-19 testing sites in Wisconsin, expanding convenient access to the tests needed to help slow the spread of the virus. The new, mostly drive-thru sites in Milwaukee, Oconomowoc, Kenosha, Oshkosh, Two Rivers and Burlington are in addition to the Milwaukee Midtown Clinic site opened last week.
Community testing locations include:
Aurora Midtown Clinic, 5818 W Capitol Dr., Milwaukee WI
Mon-Fri: 7am – 7pm, Sat: 9am – 2pm
Aurora Sinai Medical Center, 945 N 12th St, Milwaukee, WI
Mon-Sat: 2:30 – 7:30pm (reserved for community)
Aurora Summit Medical Center, 36500 Aurora Dr, Oconomowoc, WI
Mon-Sun: 7am – 3pm
Aurora Medical Center Kenosha, 10400 75th St., Kenosha, WI
Mon-Sun: 9am – 4pm
Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh, 855 N Westhaven Dr., Oshkosh, WI
Mon-Sat: 1:30 – 3:30pm (reserved for community)
Aurora Medical Center Manitowoc Co., 5000 Memorial Dr., Two Rivers, WI
Mon-Sun: 8am – 4:30pm
Aurora Medical Center Burlington, 252 McHenry St., Burlington, WI
Mon-Fri: 1 – 5:05pm (reserved for community)
Testing is available to anyone in the community who is experiencing at least one COVID symptom. All patients must be pre-registered and can do so by either calling 1-877-819-5034 or visiting aah.org/testing. Hours of operation vary by site. The test comes with no out-of-pocket cost to the patient, as Advocate Aurora will either bill a patient’s insurance or absorb the cost of the test for patients who do not have insurance.
“We know that more testing is key to stopping the spread of COVID-19. With our ability to secure more testing supplies, we’re pleased to offer a convenient way for more people to get tested,” Advocate Aurora Health President and CEO Jim Skogsbergh said. “We care deeply about the communities we serve and we are committed to ensuring access to testing, including for our communities who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID.. We all owe it to each other to do what we can to stop the spread.”
After being tested, patients will be asked to quarantine at home until they get a result to ensure the virus doesn’t spread further. Patients will be directed to download the LiveWell app or access the MyAdvocateAurora portal to access their results. Tests are being process by the state lab and results will be available in 4-7 days.
Advocate Aurora Health will open more new sites beyond the ones debuting on Wednesday in the coming weeks in both Wisconsin and Illinois. Reporters can find ongoing updates on our News Center.
About Advocate Aurora Safe Care Promise
Health and safety is our highest priority. The Advocate Aurora Safe Care Promise provides additional measures to protect patients and our team members. In person or online, we are here to ensure safe, comfortable and convenient care, and have taken additional measures to protect patients and their families including:
- Masking – Ensuring anyone who enters our locations is wearing a mask. If they don’t have one, we’ll gladly provide it.
- Screening – Taking the temperature and asking questions about symptoms and exposure to everyone who enters our locations.
- Social distancing – Rearranging our waiting areas and staggering appointment times to reduce traffic and create safe spaces.
- Virtual check-in – Facilitating check-ins with digital devices for seamless, low-contact arrivals.
- Enhanced Cleaning – Adding additional cleaning precautions in all areas and added handwashing/sanitizer stations.
About Advocate Aurora Health
Advocate Aurora Health is one of the 10 largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with more than 70,000 employees, including more than 22,000 nurses and the region’s largest employed medical staff and home health organization. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, the system serves nearly 3 million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology and pediatrics. The organization contributed $2.1 billion in charitable care and services to its communities in 2018. We help people live well.