New River Health tests around 90 people on their first day of community-wide testing

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – New River Health began drive-through testing on Wednesday at the old Kmart building in Oak Hill which will soon be their new medical mall. 

They tested around 90 people on Wednesday, and this was community-wide testing which means anyone could have been tested. No symptoms or doctor’s order required.

Chief Medical Officer Angela Barker says New River Health will continue to do this every Wednesday for the month of June. 

“About 26,000 cars a day go by this property, so we figured this would be the best way to get to the most amount of people in the community to get them tested so they know their risks,” Barker said. 

The testing will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesdays. You are asked to bring your ID and insurance card. If you do not have insurance, you will still be tested. 

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Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.