Affinia Healthcare has provided over 10,000 COVID-19 tests in the St. Louis area as of July 31, 2020

Since April 2nd, Affinia Healthcare has tested more than 10,000 people for COVID-19 at several drive-through and mobile locations in under-resourced areas and COVID-19 “hotspots” in St. Louis City and North St. Louis County.

“As COVID-19 struck our region, we recognized the need for access to testing in the vulnerable communities we serve,” remarked Dr. Melissa Tepe, VP and Chief Medical Officer and member of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force. “Many in our region, including African Americans and immigrants, face daunting health disparities. COVID-19 testing is one action Affinia Healthcare is taking because our patients deserve to keep themselves and their families healthy and safe during this crisis.”

Appointments for testing at Affinia Healthcare’s mobile or drive-through locations are not required. For information regarding testing locations and hours, please call (314) 833-2777.

Dr. Alan Freeman, President and CEO, stated that “Our Board of Directors and executives are so very proud of our staff for their dedication and courage during the COVID-19 crisis. They understand quite well that COVID-19 testing is congruent with the core of our mission.” “We are also grateful for the valued financial support provided by our individual and organizational donors, including the St. Louis Regional Health Commission and Missouri Foundation for Health,” noted Yvonne Buhlinger, Executive Vice President of the Affinia Healthcare Foundation.

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