COVID-19 Testing FAQ's
COVID-19 Self Collection Test
Frequently Asked Questions
Sault Sainte Marie, MI – War Memorial Hospital offers self-collection COVID-19 tests from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday-Friday. (NOTE: Self-Collection Testing will be closed on Thanksgiving, 11/26/2020. Self-Collection Testing will be open 11/23-11/25 and 11/27 from 7 am - 1 pm)
Q: I have been exposed to COVID-19. When should I get tested?
A. Please wait 5 days after exposure before testing.
Q: Where do I find the test kits?
A: Test kits can be picked up at the self-serve bin near the Nolte Street entrance and dropped off at the drop off box inside the same entrance.
Q: Can we take the kits home to test a sick family member?
Yes, you can take tests home. They must be returned the same day they are collected. Due to limited resources, we ask that you only pick up the number of tests you intend on returning.
Q: Is there parking available at the location if I want to take the test on site?
Yes, there are designated parking along Nolte St if you want to take your test while on site.
Q. What do I need to bring with me?
You will need to bring a pen and insurance/payment information.
Q. Will there be paperwork?
Yes, and the paperwork must be filled out clearly to ensure your test is processed. Incomplete or illegible paperwork may result in an unprocessed test.
Q. Can you explain the collection process?
You will open a paper packet containing a swab and carefully insert the swab into your nostril no more than a half an inch. You will slowly twist the swab, rubbing it along the insides of your nostril for 15 seconds. Repeat this process for both nostrils. Place the swab back into the paper packet, attach label and place back in plastic bag. There is a detailed instruction sheet with graphics enclosed in each packet.
The State of Michigan has a COVID-19 hotline, available Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 by calling 1-888-535-6136. If you believe your symptoms are life threatening, call 911.
For the latest information from WMH on the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/warmemorialhospital or website www.warmemorialhospital.org