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YKHC Offering Free COVID-19 Testing Every Wednesday In Bethel

Jun 26, 2020

Credit Dean Swope/KYUK

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation will begin offering free, weekly coronavirus testing to anyone concerned about possible exposure to the virus.

The testing will occur every Wednesday, beginning July 1, from noon to 4 p.m. at the drive-thru testing tent outside the Bethel hospital.

“So you don’t need an appointment. You don’t need a doctor’s note. Just come, and we’ll test everyone who comes during that time period,” said YKHC Chief of Staff Dr. Ellen Hodges.

Testing by appointment will occur at the testing tent every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday beginning at 2 p.m. until the final patient of the day is tested. To schedule a test, call 907-543-6949. YKHC has been offering this testing since March.

YKHC is also continuing to offer free coronavirus testing to all incoming travelers at the Bethel airport. YKHC urges everyone traveling into the region to get tested for the virus.