Elmore Community Hospital opening permanent drive-thru clinic

New COVID-19 clinic opening at Elmore Community Hospital

WETUMPKA, Ala. (WSFA) - Next Tuesday, Elmore Community Hospital will open a permanent drive-thru clinic.

The clinic will be at the hospital. It will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The phone number is 256-307-4010.

Spokeswoman Heidi Smith said the clinic is designed to try to help COVID-19 patients but also to help local clinics that are overwhelmed. She says some clinics are having very long wait times because they are taking COVID-19 patients but are also still dealing with the regular health issues that these clinics treat.

The new clinic will be supervised by Ivy Creek Healthcare.

Patients must preregister and cannot show up unscheduled. Preregistered patients may go to the clinic to be tested. If you are positive with no symptoms, they will give you instructions about treatment at home. If you are positive and have symptoms, they will make you an appointment with a local doctor who will work on your treatment.

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