The Oakland County Health Division is offering free, drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing on Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Royal Oak Township Recreation Center (21272 Mendota Ave, Ferndale).
Testing is offered in partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Michigan National Guard and Royal Oak Township. No appointment, prescription or doctor’s note is needed. Testing is open to anyone 18 years and older.
“Testing is essential to keep us open and safe,” Oakland County Executive David Coulter said. “We’re bringing testing to communities to ensure residents throughout the county have easier access to testing.”
Tests will be administered by medically trained members of the Michigan National Guard, while Oakland County Health Division staff will conduct traffic management and registration. The testing offered at this site is diagnostic, nasal swabs given to individuals in their vehicles or at the designated walk-up testing site.
The Michigan National Guard responds to national and statewide emergencies. During COVID-19, the Michigan National Guard has assisted with expanding testing efforts throughout Michigan, including helping to test residents and workers at over 100 senior independent living facilities in Oakland County.
For more information on COVID-19, visit www.oakgov.com/covid. Call Nurse on Call at 800-848-5533, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with health-related questions. For all other COVID-19 questions, contact the COVID-19 Help Hotline at 248-858-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For up-to-date public health information, follow @publichealthOC on Facebook and Twitter.
For media inquiries only please contact Bill Mullan, Oakland County media and communications officer, at 248-858-1048.