The drive-through COVID-19 test site at Saint Francis Hospital moved to a new location on June 4, 2020.
It is now located in the Saint Francis parking garage at 125 Woodland Street, just around the corner from the original site at 1000 Asylum Avenue. Malta’s recently retired van is still the site’s base of operations, as part of a collaboration with Trinity Health.
The drive-through site is open from 8am-4pm, seven days a week. The COVID-19 tests are being performed by trained clinicians following CDC-advised protocols to protect themselves and their patients.
To be tested, a person must have a doctor’s order as well as a photo ID. Insurance is not necessary. Results are provided to the patients’ doctors within 24 hours.
“It is wonderful to see our recently retired van being put to such good use, at such a critical time for our community,” said Robert J. Voight, Chairman of Malta House of Care, Inc.
Meanwhile, Malta’s medical team continues to provide its trusted, free primary care to uninsured adults in four different Hartford-area neighborhoods on a fixed weekly schedule – just as it has since 2006.