Test Iowa Clinic Site Open at Peoples Community Health Clinic in Waterloo
Test Iowa services are now available at Peoples Community Health Clinic in Waterloo.
The site is a partnership between the State of Iowa and Peoples Community Health Clinic to increase access to testing in the community. Peoples Community Health Clinic operates and staffs the test site. Testing supplies have been provided and samples will be processed through the State Hygienic Lab.
Important Details About Appointment Scheduling
The Peoples Clinic site is not a drive-thru location like other Test Iowa sites. Individuals will be tested inside the clinic. There is no cost and you do not need to be a clinic patient to be tested.
Anyone who wants to be tested can be, even if they don't have symptoms, but they must first complete a brief assessment at testiowa.com and then call the clinic to schedule an appointment. Walk-in patients are not accepted. After you submit required information about yourself, click “Additional Scheduling Options” and select us from the drop-down menu. When registration is complete, you will get a 16 digit code. Once you have the code, call us at (319) 874-3500 to schedule your appointment. This code is unique to you and will be used to track your test.
Click Here for step-by-step instructions on how to schedule a Test Iowa appointment with us.
We have had individuals come in for testing for a variety of reasons, such as possible exposure, return to school or work, or travel. Generally, it takes 48 hours from the time of testing to get results. The results are emailed to you directly from Test Iowa.
Test Iowa’s mobile testing model makes it possible to quickly operationalize a temporary test site in a community where virus activity is increasing or access to testing is limited. Testing is rapidly scaled up to identify positive cases, conduct contact tracing, and determine scope of the virus in the community. Over time when test volume decreases, sites are moved to other communities where there is a need.
The site at Peoples Community Health Clinic ensures Test Iowa will remain available in the Waterloo area. Testing is also available through local health care providers or at other Test Iowa sites statewide.