Nebraska scaling widespread COVID-19 testing through TestNebraska
Auburn, NE (August 25, 2020) – Today, Nemaha County Hospital announced a partnership with the State of Nebraska to provide free COVID-19 testing for eligible residents. Nebraskans can take an online assessment through the TestNebraska portal at TestNebraska.com to determine eligibility. Nemaha County Hospital will be hosting the weekly drive-through test collection for TestNebraska on Tuesdays from 10am to 12pm.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nebraskans have been asking for more widespread access to testing. The State’s partnership with Nomi Health provides Nemaha County Hospital with access to a pre-existing supply chain of effective testing, project management, and clinical expertise which allows the hospital staff to take care of the community’s need. Hospitals and public health systems across the state needed immediate access to scarce resources, high-quality testing equipment and an efficient process, which this partnership delivers.
Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital commented, “We are happy to join with Test Nebraska and three other hospitals in Southeast Nebraska to provide access to readily available COVID-19 testing in our area. Through better testing we can better control the spread of this virus and slow the spread of the pandemic.”
Upon registration through the TestNebraska.com website, patients will be given an appointment time, and receive their identification barcode. This identification barcode will be required for testing. All TestNebraska patients will need to enter through the lower north parking lot and continue around to the west side of the hospital. There will be a TestNebraska volunteer directing patients to the correct area. Please do not try to enter through the south Emergency Entrance as it is only available to Emergency Vehicles.
About Nemaha County Hospital
Located in Auburn, Nebr., Nemaha County Hospital is a county-owned critical access hospital serving the Southeast Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri regional area. Nemaha County Hospital was named a 2020 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital.