OU Health to Close Public COVID-19 Oklahoma City Testing Site
Published: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Due to declining demand for public COVID-19 testing, OU Health will be closing its public testing site on May 31. OU Health's Tulsa public testing location closed in April. COVID-19 pre-procedure testing for OU Health patients will continue.
"OU Health was proud to be a leader in public COVID-19 testing this past year," said Erin Walker, assistant vice president of Operations at Oklahoma Children's Hospital OU Health. "At one point, we were conducting more than 800 tests in one day. As COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Oklahoma, our community testing numbers have gone down to less than 50 a day. With physician offices and Oklahoma City County Health Department providing testing, having a public testing site on our campus is no longer necessary."
From August, 2020, to the end of April, OU Health in Oklahoma City has tested more than 71,000 community members at its public testing site. This included drive through testing sites that were set up on weekends in underserved Oklahoma City locations.
Anyone in central Oklahoma who needs testing, can find a testing site at the Oklahoma City County Health Department website: https://www.occhd.org/okctestsites