Avita Expands COVID-19 Testing with Help from Ohio National Guard

GALION/ONTARIO – Avita Health System announced that it is expanding PCR COVID-19 rapid testing at Ontario and Galion Hospitals with the help of the Ohio National Guard. The expanded days and hours will start on Friday, Jan. 14 and extend through Jan. 28. Ontario Hospital will provide testing appointments Monday – Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm and Galion Hospital will offer testing appointments Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm.

“We extended the hours at our testing site in Ontario and added more days in Galion to accommodate the urgent need for COVID testing,” explained Kim Winkle, Vice President of Operations, Avita Health System. “We are grateful for support from the Ohio National Guard and the increased access to COVID testing that we’ll be able to provide the community for the next two weeks as we all battle this recent wave of illness and exposures.”

In addition to the COVID-19 testing sites at Ontario and Galion Hospitals, Avita will continue to offer testing at Bucyrus Hospital on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00am – 4:30pm. An appointment is required at Avita’s testing sites and can be made by calling 419-468-0800. Insurance will be billed for patients who meet billing criteria and those with a known exposure. Testing for travel and self-pay is $100 out of pocket. Test results will be provided through MyChart, a free and secure online patient portal.