MT. VERNON – SSM Health has opened two COVID-19 testing facilities in southern Illinois – one in Mt. Vernon (Good Samaritan Hospital) and another in Centrailia (St. Mary’s Hospital).
To be tested, patients must first complete a free online evaluation at www.ssmhealth.com/covid19. If they meet the criteria set by the Centers for Disease Control, they will then be sent to an area testing facility where clinicians can collect specimens to be sent to a lab.
Testing will only be done on those patients who have been referred by either an SSM Health Virtual Visit or an SSM Health physician.
Anyone who feels sick and has the symptoms of COVID-19 are encouraged to complete a free online evaluation. You do not need to be an existing SSM Health patient.