• UM Shore Regional Health and Chesapeake College Offering COVID-19 Testing Until June 23

    UM Shore Regional Health and Chesapeake College Offering COVID-19 Testing Until June 23 
    Testing Day Shifts From Mondays to Wednesdays; Organizations Have Partnered To Provide More Than 10,000 Tests Since Last August
     
    Easton, MD - (May 28, 2021) – University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, in partnership with Chesapeake College, will continue offering free COVID-19 testing but the testing day will move from Mondays to Wednesdays, ending on June 23. Testing takes place at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center building, located at 1000 College Circle in Wye Mills.
    COVID-19 testing is available by appointment only from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on June 2, 9, 16 and 23. To schedule an appointment for a free COVID-19 test, individuals should visit www.umms.org/shore/coronavirus/testing-locations and follow the link to “Schedule a free COVID test online. People do not need to have symptoms or a doctor’s order to schedule a COVID test, but must bring a photo ID to their appointment. Turnaround time for results is typically 48 to 72 hours. Patients can access to their results via My Portfolio, UM SRH’s online health portal, but a nurse also will call all patients who test positive as well as those who test negative and have not accessed their results through the online portal.
    UM SRH and Chesapeake College first partnered in August 2020 to offer community-based COVID-19 testing, and during the height of the pandemic, conducted more than 500 tests weekly, with approximately 10,000 COVID-19 tests administered since that time. 
    About University of Maryland Shore Regional Health 
    As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,200 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.
    About the University of Maryland Medical System
    The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is a university-based regional health care system focused on serving the health care needs of Maryland, bringing innovation, discovery and research to the care we provide and educating the state’s future physician and health care professionals through our partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore professional schools (Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and Dentistry) in Baltimore. As one of the largest private employers in the State, the health system’s more than 29,500 employees and 4,000 affiliated physicians provide primary and specialty care in more than 150 locations, including 13 hospitals and 9 University of Maryland Urgent Care centers. The UMMS flagship academic campus, the University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore, is recognized regionally and nationally for excellence and innovation in specialized care.  Our acute care and specialty rehabilitation hospitals serve urban, suburban and rural communities and are located in 13 counties across the State. For more information, visit www.umms.org.
     
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