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Tested Positive for Covid-19?  We have treatment options.

We are pleased to announce that our York Walk-In Campus location on Route 1 in York is now also home to the COVID-19 Treatment Center at York Hospital. In addition to the Walk-In services that are offered at this location, we can now offer a one-stop-shop for COVID support and treatment options, including medications that have been allocated by the State of Maine specifically to our COVID-19 Treatment Center.


THE COVID-19 TREATMENT CENTER AT YORK HOSPITAL: 343 U.S. ROUTE 1, YORK, ME 03909 
Services and hours are as follows:

AS OF THE END OF APRIL, 2022, DRIVE-THRU RAPID TESTING IS NO LONGER OFFERED AT YORK HOSPITAL.  Over the counter rapid tests are available for purchase at area retail pharmacies and grocery stores. You may also visit https://www.maine.gov/covid19/testing for all your rapid testing options.

BEGINNING MONDAY, MAY 16, PROVIDER-ORDERED COVID-19 TESTING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE OUTPATIENT LAB ON THE YORK HOSPITAL CAMPUS.  Click here for details

York Walk-In Care: Open 7 Days a Week, 8 AM – 6 PM 
No appointment is necessary for a patient to be seen at York Walk-In Care, but a spot may be reserved in advance by checking in online. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Virtual Care at York Walk-In Care: Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM
To schedule a virtual appointment, log in to https://www.solvhealth.com/book-online/pnQYYk and follow the steps to register. Virtual telehealth visits are available one-on-one with a York Walk-In provider for numerous issues, including to determine if a patient is eligible for treatment at the COVID-19 treatment clinic.

York Hospital COVID-19 Treatment Center Clinic: Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Infusion therapeutics (intravenous Sotrovimab and intravenous Remdesivir) are provided onsite during clinic hours. 207-351-2284



Click on the drop-down menus below to learn more about how these different services at the COVID-19 Treatment Center at York Hospital can help you.

York Hospital Provider-ordered COVID-19 Testing

PROVIDER-ORDERED COVID-19 TESTING IS NOW OFFERED ON THE YORK HOSPITAL CAMPUS, NEAR THE OUTPATIENT LAB.

HOURS: MONDAY – FRIDAY, 9 AM – 12:30 PM  
A provider’s order must be in our system before receiving the test. Our paperless process requires the provider order to be faxed or emailed to us BEFORE you can be tested. Patients must contact their provider office for an order, and then call 207-351-2000 to register and receive a specific appointment time.

Patients should arrive at the COVID-19 Testing Entrance (formerly the Laboratory Entrance) of the main campus (to the right of the main/ER entrance) at their appointment time. Patients will not be required to enter the hospital or Lab Waiting Area, but will remain in the testing entrance vestibule, where they will be instructed by laboratory caregivers on the self-swabbing procedure. Once the process is complete and the swab is collected, the patient is done and may exit the vestibule and leave.

Please note: only one patient at a time is allowed inside the COVID-19 Testing vestibule entrance. Do not plan to arrive early for your provider-ordered COVID-19 test; please feel free to wait in your vehicle until your appointed time.

PROVIDER-ORDERED COVID-19 TESTING INSTRUCTIONS AND ELIGIBILITY
A provider’s order must be in our system before you can receive your test. Our paperless process requires the provider order to be faxed or emailed to us BEFORE you can be tested.

How do I get a provider order for testing?  When you speak with your provider about being tested, please ask them to either fax your order to: 207-351-2602, or send via email to: [email protected]

I don’t have a provider. What do I do?  You may visit any of our Walk-In Care locations to be assisted by one of our providers, either in person or by scheduling a virtual Walk-In Care visit to minimize your wait time (scroll toward the bottom of the homepage at yorkhospital.com).

Do I need an appointment for provider-ordered testing? YES. You must pre-register by calling 207-351-2000, to ensure that your provider order is in the system, and to schedule your appointment. Provide your email address during registration to expedite receiving test results through our patient portal.

How is the test administered?  It is a simple, quick and non-invasive nasal swab. Instructions for self-swabbing will be provided when you arrive.

When will I receive my results?  Results are typically available in 24-72 hours. If you are tested after 10:30 am on Friday, results may take 2–4 business days, as no test processing is done on weekends.

How will I receive my results?  You will be contacted with your results by the provider who ordered your test. Additionally, you may also receive results by accessing your York Hospital patient portal at https://www.yorkhospital.com/patient-portal/.

How do I access the Patient Portal?  If you already have a York Hospital Patient Portal, click here for York Hospital’s Patient Portal Page, then click on “Hospital Portal” on the right and simply sign in. Your results should appear in 24-48 hours. If you do not currently have a portal, your account must be set up during the registration process. After providing your email address, within 24 hours you will receive an email invitation confirming the final steps needed to join the portal. Your results will arrive after you finish the process, 24-48 hours following your COVID-19 test.

Will my insurance cover the cost of the COVID-19 Test? Most insurance companies cover COVID testing at 100%. We recommend that you reach out to your insurance company to confirm your coverage. For further clarification, click here for more information from the Maine Bureau of Insurance.

Can I go to the Emergency Department or any of York Hospital’s Walk-In Care locations for COVID-19 testing if the Testing location is closed?  COVID-19 testing in our York Emergency Department is available after a full Emergency Department evaluation (24/7), or at York, Sanford or Wells Walk-In Care locations during normal Walk-In Care hours, for those patients whose symptoms warrant this.


AS OF THE END OF APRIL, 2022, DRIVE-THRU RAPID TESTING IS NO LONGER OFFERED AT YORK HOSPITAL.  Over the counter rapid tests are available for purchase at area retail pharmacies and grocery stores. You may also visit https://www.maine.gov/covid19/testing for all your rapid testing options.

I Tested Positive: What Next?

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 with a home test or a lab test and are interested in receiving treatments, we have increased our access to available treatments. If you have a primary care provider, you can contact them to discuss treatment options. If appropriate, they can prescribe oral treatments. You can also visit the telemedicine page on our website and click on the GET STARTED NOW button. Create a patient profile or log in if you already have a patient profile. This will enable you to schedule a virtual visit with a provider Monday – Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to find out if you qualify for the treatments that our clinic can provide. Evaluations are based on the following criteria: a patient should be adult or pediatric (age 12 or older and weight of 88 lbs. or greater) with mild to moderate COVID-19 and a high risk for progression to severe disease. Patients who are sick and want to be evaluated and rapid-tested for COVID may still seek care in person at any of our walk-in locations.

Treatment

If you recently tested positive for COVID, the COVID-19 Treatment Center at York Hospital offers treatments that can prevent your symptoms from getting worse and keep you out of the hospital. These treatments are offered specifically through a partnership with the Maine CDC for patients who have been assessed and are eligible based on the following criteria: the patient is adult or pediatric (age 12 or older and weight 88 lbs. or greater), with mild to moderate COVID-19 and a high risk for progression to severe disease. Treatments include:

·             Intravenous Sotrovimab* (monoclonal antibody that neutralizes the omicron and other variants of concern; one time infusion available onsite at the treatment center)

·             Intravenous Remdesivir* (3-day course, available onsite at the treatment center)

·             Oral Paxlovid (Nirmaltrevir and Ritonavir co-packaged; if prescribed at the treatment center, available at the York Hospital Apothecary for pick up.)

·             Oral Molnupiravir (If prescribed at the treatment center, available at the York Hospital Apothecary for pick up.)

*Infusion therapeutics (intravenous Sotrovimab and intravenous Remdesivir) are offered during clinic hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm.

If you have questions about any of these treatment options, please call 207-351-2284.

The State of Maine website has a comprehensive section about COVID-19, visit https://www.maine.gov/covid19/ to learn more.

For the latest news and updates from the Maine CDC about the spread of COVID-19 in Maine,
visit https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus/index.shtml

For additional information, please visit https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/