County Offers Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in Novi

COVID-19 Drive Up Testing (iStock photo)

Oakland County will begin drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Novi on May 8 for first responders, health care workers, essential business employees and Oakland County residents who have appointments through the county Health Division Nurse on Call hotline.

“We want to ensure that residents throughout the county have ready access to testing,” Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter said. “This third location will contribute to our effort to stop the spread of the virus and keep up the momentum.”

The county will offer testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays at the Novi Civic Center, 45175 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi. Approximately 250 tests can be performed each day. You must have an appointment to be tested.

“We applaud the county’s effort to support Novi and the surrounding community with a new COVID-19 drive-through testing site,” Commissioner Gwen Markham (D-Novi) said. “Testing is key to quick treatment for anyone with coronavirus symptoms and essential to containment of the disease. We thank Executive Coulter and the county for bringing an additional, more convenient drive-through location to the residents of southwestern Oakland County.”

A prescription or doctor’s note is not needed to get tested. Asymptomatic first responders, health care workers, and essential business employees are eligible for testing. So are Oakland County residents who display symptoms of coronavirus – fever, trouble breathing, persistent dry cough, have underlying health conditions or are age 65 or older. Call Oakland County Health Division’s Nurse on Call hotline at 800-848-5533 to schedule an appointment. Results are expected in 24 to 48 hours.

The Oakland County Health Division and Honor Community Health offer drive-thru testing at the Oakland County Complex, 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac and the South Oakland Health Center at 27725 Greenfield Road in Southfield. The locations’ hours and days are:

  • Southfield: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Pontiac: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Novi: Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.