SAN ANGELO, TX – Shannon Medical Center is moving and expanding its testing for Covid-19.
According to the Shannon website, beginning Wednesday, October 21, Shannon will be relocating its COVID testing site. It will now offer COVID testing at 2 locations:
Shannon Urgent Care West, 4251 Sunset Drive
Shannon Urgent Care North, 2626 N. Bryant
COVID testing will be available as a drive-thru service at each of these locations. Patients will enter the parking lot and proceed to the designated COVID testing starting point. Patients will first stop at an intercom and will be asked for registration information and receive additional instructions.
Testing will be available at these locations 7 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm. No appointment is needed.
This site enables patients to drive up and be evaluated in their vehicle by a medical provider. If the provider determines the patient may have COVID-19, according to the criteria set by the CDC, the patient will then be tested on site. Personnel will collect the necessary samples for the test. The patient will then receive instructions regarding self-quarantine and next steps they must take until test results are returned.
No appointment is needed, and there is no cost to the patient for the test. Shannon is not collecting any money at our testing sites - we are only collecting patient contact and insurance information, similar to any doctor visit.
Your test result will be posted in your Shannon MyChart account. You will also receive a letter, but you may be able to see your MyChart results more quickly. To sign up for a MyChart account visit https://mychart.shannonhealth.org/mychart/signup. You will receive information in your packet from the testing site that will give you instructions on what to do depending on whether your result is positive or negative. If your result is positive, the local Health Department will contact you.