DES MOINES, Iowa – A new Test Iowa clinic site opened on Monday in Plymouth County.
The site is opening in conjunction with Floyd Valley Healthcare, located at 714 Lincoln Street NE in LeMars. Testing will be done from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday this week.
Clinic sites are partnerships between the State of Iowa and local healthcare providers to increase access to testing in their communities. Clinics operate and staff the test sites. The state provides testing supplies and processes the samples through the State Hygienic Lab.
Test Iowa runs eight additional large-scale, drive-thru test sites in Black Hawk, Buena Vista, Dallas, Linn, Marshall, Polk, Pottawattamie, and Scott Counties. Twelve Test Iowa clinic sites are also available in Black Hawk, Carroll, Cass, Crawford, Des Moines, Dickinson, Dubuque, Kossuth, Mitchell, Page, Pottawattamie, and Union Counties.
Over the weekend, the Test Iowa drive-thru site in Buena Vista County moved from Storm Lake High School to Sunrise Pointe Golf Course at 1528 East Lakeshore Drive in Storm Lake. The Marshall County drive-thru site also moved from Marshalltown Community College to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office at 2369 Jessup Avenue in Marshalltown. Both sites moved to accommodate preparations at both locations for the start of the school year. The also reopened on Monday.
Individuals who wish to get tested for COVID-19 at any site must first complete the online assessment at testiowa.com. They will then be directed to schedule an appointment. To date, 919,233 Test Iowa assessments have been completed.