(Chillicothe) – Adena Health System will be offering a drive-thru option for people seeking to be tested for COVID-19 starting Monday, September 27.
Adena’s PACCAR Medical Education Center, located at 446 Hospital Road, Chillicothe, opens next week to best serve patients in need of a COVID-19 test. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“Our Emergency Departments and Urgent Cares continue to see record volumes,” said Adena President and CEO Jeff Graham. “By opening this drive-thru COVID testing site, this will help decrease the influx of those individuals seeking only testing services at those locations and be a more convenient option for them. At the same time, this will decrease wait times for patients with other care needs in our ERs and Urgent Cares and provide much needed relief and support for our providers and caregivers.”
No appointments are needed.
The drive-thru testing site will offer the rapid testing platform as well as the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) nasal swab test for asymptomatic patients. Patients will be called with their test results and results will also be available through their Adena online Patient Portal. COVID-19 tests will be billed to a patient’s insurance.
Those coming to the drive-thru site are reminded to please be sure to have a mask or face covering on before pulling up for testing.
Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should first contact Adena’s dedicated Hotline at 740-542-SAFE (7233) prior to visiting any healthcare facility to receive instructions regarding their care.
(Circleville) — The Circleville Pumpkin Show will be held October 20th through 23rd, with a preview on the evening of October 19th, from 5pm-10pm.
While the Show will be held after being cancelled last year due to the pandemic, there are a few events that will not be conducted.
Those include The Big Wheel Race operated by the Circleville Noon Rotary Club along with a similar decision by the Home Arts & Crafts and Flower Show to cancel their event.
All other exhibits will be accepting entries on their individual published schedules as shown in the Rules and Regulations for Pumpkin Show. Exhibitors.
While most of the Pumpkin Show is an outside event, guests should be aware it is up to them to practice social distancing and wear masks if they desire to do so. The inside Pumpkin Show exhibits will encourage masks for visitors who wish to look at the various exhibits.
This year’s Circleville Pumpkin Show will be the 114th event, known as “The Greatest Free Show On Earth.”
The Wheelersburg Pirates are Golf Champions of the Southern Ohio Conference.
The Pirates wrapped up the title Thursday with a team score of 347. Minford came in second at 373, followed by Waverly 393, Oak Hill 427, Northwest 441, Portsmouth West 490.
The SOC Player of the Year is Oak Hill’s Kameron Maple, who shot a 77. Other All SOC members include: Owen Mault of Wheelersburg 80 Dillon Osborne of Minford 82 Issac Bockway of Wheelersburg 87 Chris Hamilton of Wheelersburg 88 Ben Nichols of Waverly at 89