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Resources during pandemic continue to grow

Photo: According to Sheryl Thompson, deputy director economic stability for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service, testing provided by Kroger being done in the parking lot of Grand Blanc High School is an underutilized resource in Genesee County.

Food assistance

According to Kevin Washington, who gave an update from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at a recent meeting of the Communications Team held via zoom, even those who do not typically qualify for the full amount of food assistance will receive a full allotment of benefits for the month of May. These benefits are being administered over a 10-day period starting May 18.

Genesee County COVID-19 Testing Locations

Rite-Aid
Location 1: 9090 Miller Rd.
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
Details: Visit www.riteaid.com and click on the red COVID-19 banner to complete the screening and make an appointment. Screenings are being conducted through the drive-thru pharmacy. Testing appointments are available: Sunday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location 2: 5018 Clio Rd.
Flint, MI 48504
Details: By appointment only. Testing appointments are available Monday – Friday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays: 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

Grand Blanc High School
12500 Holly Road
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Details: Provided by Kroger Health. Testing will be provided in the school parking lot. Visit https://www.thelittleclinic.com/drivethru-testing to complete the screening and schedule an appointment. Testing is available Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., by appointment only.

Hamilton Community Health Network
Location 1 (Northpointe Clinic) 5710 Clio Road
Flint, MI 48504
Location 2 (Burton Clinic) 3375 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48529
Details: Call 810-406-4019 to make an appointment for drive-thru testing. Appointments are available every 10 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You will be screened over the phone and must have doctor’s order and appointment to receive testing. Testing can be done in clinic. For additional details, visit https://www.hamiltonchn.org/hamilton-covid-faq/.

Michigan Health Specialists
Location 1: 2065 S. Center Rd.
Burton, MI 48519
Location 2: 2700 Robert T. Longway
Flint, MI 48503
Details: Testing available Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., by appointment only. Call 810-235-2004 for an appointment. *Antibody test also available.

Walmart Supercenter
Location 1: 4313 Corunna Rd.
Flint, MI 48532
Details: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7-9 a.m., by appointment only. Testing being conducted in partnership with Quest Diagnostics. Visit https://myquest.questdiagnostics.com/walmart/web/mycovid19test to complete the screening and make an appointment. For questions regarding testing or appointments, call Quest’s COVID-19 line at 866-448-7719.

Genesee Health System tests at group homes, assisted living facilities, shelters and substance abuse treatment centers.

Sheryl Thompson, deputy director economic stability for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said testing will soon be available at Berston Fieldhouse.

She also said they would like to go into the housing complexes, such as Howard Estates and Evergreen Regencies.

“We’ve got to be able to go to those where they don’t have transportation in order get tested, and we need to go to where they are.”

More mobile vans will be needed to go to these areas, according to Thompson.

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