COVID-19 Testing What You Need to Know
Screening Tests Limited at FMC Emergency Departments
Due to high volumes of symptomatic COVID-19 patients, Fairfield Medical Center’s Emergency Departments (Main Campus and River Valley Campus) will no longer provide COVID-19 Rapid Tests to asymptomatic individuals for screening purposes. If you are not exhibiting signs of illness and need tested to meet return-to-work or return-to-school requirements, we recommend visiting your primary care provider, urgent care, or an alternative testing location. (Learn more about testing locations near you.)
If you choose to pursue asymptomatic testing at either of FMC’s Emergency Departments, we can provide sent-out PCR testing only. Results are typically returned in 2-4 days. This window may be subject to change depending on lab volumes and availability.
Physician Orders Required for Testing at FMC’s Drive-Thru Clinic
Fairfield Medical Center’s drive-thru clinic cannot conduct COVID-19 testing without an order from your healthcare provider. If you are concerned you may have become infected with coronavirus, or if you are exhibiting symptoms, please contact your primary care provider.