Custer Health is conducting a drive-through COVID-19 testing event at a new location on November 18. The testing event will be held at Mandan Union Cemetery (located at 1600 Mandan Avenue NE, to the north of Exit 153) from 1-3 p.m. unless testing supplies are exhausted sooner. The testing event is open to all ages, and is first-come, first-served.
“We are excited about what this new testing location means for our staff moving forward,” said Custer Health Administrator Erin Ourada. “And as we prepare for this transition, we also want to thank Dacotah Speedway, Ahern Rentals and everyone who helped make the past few months of testing events possible. Testing availability has been, and continues to be, a significant resource for our community during the pandemic response.”
Individuals wanting testing must approach Union Cemetery from the west, and enter the location from the northwest corner, where Old Red Trail turns south and becomes Mandan Avenue. Vehicles will travel east into Union Cemetery, and turn south on the first road. Vehicles will eventually turn back west near the Mandan Union Cemetery building to proceed through the testing area. Following testing, vehicles will travel out of Union Cemetery to the south and are asked to leave the area by traveling south on Mandan Avenue.
Pre-registration for the COVID-19 testing event is available at https://testreg.nd.gov/. This process is not required to be completed in order to receive a test, but is recommended to speed up your overall testing event experience. Please complete the entire questionnaire. Pre-registration does not guarantee test availability. Testing events are subject to change. Please visit www.facebook.com/custerhealth or www.custerhealth.com prior to events to ensure there are no changes to the event.
There is no fee associated with the collection of samples and subsequent COVID-19 tests and an individual’s health insurance is not processed. Response times for receiving test results may vary, depending on the capacity of the testing lab. Positive test results will be shared within 24-72 hours, while negative results may take as long as five to seven days. Visit https://www.health.nd.gov/covidtestresults for test result information.
For ongoing response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Dakota Department of Health has established a COVID-19 Hotline to help answer your questions. You may call 1-866-207-2880, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with questions. Please note that individuals needing specific medical advice should contact their healthcare provider.
For event inquiries, as well as questions about other health programs and issues, please call Custer Health at 701-667-3370, or you can connect online with us at www.custerhealth.com or through Facebook. For more info about COVID-19, visit the ND Department of Health website, NDResponse.gov, or CDC website.