St. Clair County Health Department resumes walk-in rapid COVID-19 testing

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A COVID-19 rapid test kit sits in a box in the St. Clair County jail.
A COVID-19 rapid test kit sits in a box in the St. Clair County jail.

The St. Clair County Health Department resumed walk-in rapid COVID-19 testing Wednesday, though quantities are limited.

Testing is recommended for individuals who are sick, have symptoms, or are on day five after an exposure regardless of symptoms.

Rapid testing is a self-testing process involving a kit located outside the building. It must be done onsite at the time of the visit and is done from a resident's vehicle or just outside the health department's building at 3415 28th St., in Port Huron.

The process was first introduced in late 2021 but was suspended about a week ago. As of Jan. 11, more than 2,800 rapid tests had been performed in December and the first week of this month.

Appointments for the process, which includes individuals retrieving their own nasal swabs, are strongly encouraged. Those can be scheduled through www.scchealth.co or by calling (810) 987-5300.

Testing hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

The health department is experiencing higher call volumes. Residents are asked to allow a returned phone call up to 48 hours or to consider emailing questions to COVID19@stclaircounty.org.

Additional testing locations are also listed through the department's website.

This article originally appeared on Port Huron Times Herald: Health dept. resumes walk-in rapid COVID-19 testing

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