Free, at-home COVID-19 testing kits for Oconto Co. residents
March 17, 2022
Drive-thru service in Oconto Falls on Mar. 28
Oconto Co. – At-home, COVID-19 testing kits will be made available to Oconto Co. residents for free, and until supplies last, at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls on Monday, Mar. 28.
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Date: Monday, Mar. 28
Place: HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, 855 S. Main St., Oconto Falls. Drive-thru at Entrance 3.
Please note: The testing kits are available to Oconto Co. residents only; a driver’s license/ID is required to confirm residence. There is a limit of 4 test kits per family. Until supplies last.
The test kits are being made available through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) COVID-19 Testing Supply Program, a federal program that provides free, at-home tests to rural health clinics. The goal of the program is to provide testing for underserved areas.
COVID-19 testing kits were provided at no cost to Oconto Co. residents at the HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Prevea Mountain Health Center in Mountain in February. A total of 150 kits were distributed.
About HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital serves Oconto Falls and the surrounding communities as a federally designated critical access hospital with a 24-hour emergency department; urgent care; general, vascular, and orthopedic surgical services; inpatient and outpatient surgical and diagnostic services; rehabilitation; an oncology outpatient clinic; and women’s care. It was founded as Oconto Falls City Hospital in 1921 and became HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in 2014 when it joined Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS). As an affiliate of HSHS, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital draws on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as it serves the health care needs of the region in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital also has six regional health center locations in affiliation with Prevea Health in Gillett, Lena, Mountain, Oconto, Oconto Falls and Suring. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Pharmacies are located in Gillett and Oconto Falls. For more information about St. Clare, please visit: www.stclarememorial.org.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.
About Prevea Health
Founded in Green Bay, Wis. in 1996, Prevea Health is a health care organization that provides high-quality, primary and specialty health care in 80+ locations across Northern, Eastern and Western Wisconsin in clinic and hospital settings. It is partnered with six Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals across Wisconsin to provide patients a system of highly coordinated care, close to home: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire; and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.
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