Three new COVID-19 testing sites open with aim of easing long lines in Milwaukee area

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Three new COVID-19 community-based testing sites in the Milwaukee area were announced on Wednesday. As cases in COVID-19 rise due to the omicron variant, so has a higher demand for testing. The aim of the additional testing sites is to help relieve some of the long lines at others, according to a statement by Employment Development Specialist of Wisconsin.

Employment Placement Specialists

Lynn Ann Alioto administers a COVID-19 test on herself at the Employment Development Specialist of Wisconsin testing site, 1622 S. 84th St., in West Allis.
Lynn Ann Alioto administers a COVID-19 test on herself at the Employment Development Specialist of Wisconsin testing site, 1622 S. 84th St., in West Allis.

Employment Placement Specialists (EPS) partnered with the West Allis Health Department and the state to provide more testing sites.

EPS is located in West Allis at 1622 S. 84th St. The site is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and offers PCR testing only for all ages. No appointment is necessary.

Hearts Need Healing

Hearts Need Healing partnered with Apollo lab to provide free COVID-19 testing at 7841 W. Appleton Ave. in Milwaukee.
Hearts Need Healing partnered with Apollo lab to provide free COVID-19 testing at 7841 W. Appleton Ave. in Milwaukee.

Located at JAK Foundation at 7841 W. Appleton Ave., Hearts Need Healing has partnered with Apollo Lab for a new free COVID-19 testing drive-thru. The site is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Power of Change

Also partnered with Apollo Lab, the site offers free testing and is located on Vel R. Phillips Ave. between Locust and Hadley.

The average results turnaround time for all three testing sites is between 36 to 48 hours.

For testing in other areas

Visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/community-testing.htm for a list of all other testing sites in areas around Wisconsin.

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