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Testing and Other Resources

If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19:

  • If you have severe shortness of breath or other symptoms that you feel warrant emergency treatment, please seek care at the closest emergency department, or call 9-1-1.
  • If you have symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, and if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, contact your doctor. Additionally, you should Home Quarantine - stay at home, avoid public areas and stay away from others.

Seek further medical attention, call your doctor, or go to the closest emergency department if your symptoms worsen or if you have a fever greater than 100.4° or acute respiratory illness, such as severe shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

If you are looking for COVID-19 testing:

Testing at Southwest General

Southwest General offers viral (diagnostic) testing. Viral testing checks samples from your respiratory system, such as a swab from the inside of your nose, to see if you are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

  • All testing is done at Southwest General’s Main Campus, in Middleburg Heights
  • If you would like to be tested at Southwest General, you will need a physician’s prescription: Fax the prescription for testing from your physician to: 440-816-5287.
  • All testing requires an appointment:
    Once you have faxed your prescription for testing, call 440-816-8605 to make an appointment.
  • Individuals must provide identification information at the time of testing.
  • Testing is done at an in-car, drive-up station, located underneath the overhang, between the entrances to Buildings A and B.
  • Patients arriving for testing should use the Building B (Circle of Oaks) entrance off of Old Oak Blvd. Follow the bright green “Testing Lane” signs, and enter the Testing Lane. Stop in the designated location.
  • A Southwest General technician wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), will greet the vehicle and provide instructions.
  • Test results will be forwarded to the requesting physician on the test order.

Other Testing Sites

Several community locations offer testing without a prescription. To learn about these options for testing, visit the following resources:

Ohio Department of Health
https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/testing-ch-centers/

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/testing/index.html#get-tested

Additional Resources

If you have questions, the following resources are available:

Health Connection (health information and physician referral at Southwest General):
440-816-5050

Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 hotline:
833-4-ASK-ODH/833-427-5634