Affinia Healthcare Tapped for Mobile COVID-19 Testing Collaboration with MO Department of Health

The Office of Minority Health of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has tapped Affinia Healthcare to collaborate in the deployment of the Department’s mobile outreach unit to offer COVID-19 testing services, beginning April 30, at remote locations across the St. Louis area.  Affinia Healthcare staff will perform the testing services.

“The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is proud to partner with Affinia Healthcare to ensure adequate testing for the unhoused, residents of senior living facilities, and at-risk communities.” stated Mr. Joseph Palm, Chief, Office of Minority Health for the MO DHSS.

Dr. Melissa Tepe, Chief Medical Officer at Affinia Healthcare, noted “Mobile testing alternatives will help assure services are available for a greater number in our region.”  Dr. Kendra Holmes, Chief Operating Officer, added “Affinia Healthcare is very grateful to leaders within the MO DHSS who are helping to address the needs within our most vulnerable populations.”

Earlier this month, Affinia Healthcare established five drive-through COVID-19 testing stations in St. Louis City and North St. Louis County.  For screening and appointments or other instructions, patients may call (314) 833-2777.

The locations are:

1717 Biddle Street, St. Louis, MO 63106                              9 am – 4 pm, M-F

6763 Page Avenue, Pagedale, MO 63133                              9 am – 4 pm, M-F

4414 N. Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63107                 1 pm – 4 pm, M-F

3930 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63118                              1 pm – 4 pm, M-F

8960 Jennings Station Road, Jennings, MO 63136                9 am – Noon, M-F            

(in collaboration with the Urban League)      

Dr. Alan Freeman, President and CEO, stated:  “We are humbled by the trust inherent in this request from the MO DHSS, and the generous support of so many faithful community partners.”