April 8th marked the opening of the COVID-19 testing site at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville-Henry County. The testing site will not be open to the public. In order to enter the site and be tested, individuals must have an order from a doctor and be a resident of Martinsville, Henry or Patrick counties. The site is scheduled to be opened beginning April 8th on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Individuals will remain in their car and will be registered upon arrival. Test results will be provided to the doctor who referred them and the doctor will contact the patient. The testing is free of charge.
*Photo above (courtesy of the The Harvest Foundation): Foreground, Jill Mabe, RN/Risk Manager for the MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness speaks to local media regarding the clinical operations of the COVID-19 testing site. Background, Allyson Rothrock, President of the Harvest Foundation also takes a moment to speak to the media.
If you suspect you have the virus, please contact your doctor to discuss whether you should be tested.
Community partners include the MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness, the Harvest Foundation, local physicians and healthcare providers, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville and Henry County Public Safety departments, Martinsville and Henry County law enforcement agencies, Sovah Health-Martinsville and the Virginia Department of Health.
If you do not have a primary care provider, please call our health center closest to you and ask about becoming a patient:
Bassett Family Practice: (276) 629-1076
Ridgeway Family Health: (276) 956-2233
Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health increase access to medical services for everyone – uninsured, under insured and privately insured, including Medicare and Medicaid.