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Five Milwaukee health centers ramp up COVID-19 testing

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Posted at 1:09 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 14:09:06-04

MILWAUKEE — Five of Milwaukee's Community Health Centers have increased testing capacity and are now offering COVID-19 diagnostic testing to those without a regular doctor, according to Alderwoman Chantia Lewis.

The diagnostic testing at the centers were made possible from state and county emergency operations centers, Lewis said.

Those who are enrolled at one of the health centers, don't have a regular doctor, and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are directed to call their nearest center to determine if they need a diagnostic test.

These five health centers are:

  • Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center: (414) 383-9526| www.gliihc.net
  • Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.: (414) 372-8080| www.mhsi.org
  • Outreach Community Health Centers: (414) 727-6320|www.ochc-milw.org
  • Progressive Community Health Centers: (414) 882-2040| www.progressivechc.org
  • Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers: (414) 672-1353| www.sschc.org

“The Community Health Centers are truly on the front-lines in our efforts to keep the public healthy and informed about COVID-19 and the best ways to prevent the spread of the deadly virus,” Lewis said in a press release. “The coronavirus is no joke, no hoax, and I want community members to seek out and sign up for testing, to take all necessary precautions and to please stay safe at home until the Safer at Home order can be lifted.”

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