Cone Health to Require Appointments for COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination
The decision comes as a result of heightened demand for these services.
GREENSBORO— Due to heightened demand, Cone Health will offer COVID-19 testing and vaccinations by appointment only, effective immediately. It is also opening three additional testing locations.
At the beginning of July, Cone Health staff administered roughly 30 COVID-19 tests a day. Over the course of the past month, that number has increased to around 200 tests a day.
“Our team has worked tirelessly to keep up with demand for testing and vaccinations, but some patients are still waiting over an hour to be seen,” said David Thompson, assistant director of infectious disease for Cone Health. “The decision to offer these services by appointment only reduce wait times and ensure we can staff appropriately to meet demand.”
Those seeking testing or vaccination can sign up for appointments on the Cone Health COVID-19 Information website conehealth.com/covid-19-information. Cone Health has added the following testing-only locations to meet demand in Guilford County:
- Mt. Zion Baptist Church: 1301 Alamance Church Rd., Greensboro
- Start date: 8/18
- Every Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wendover Medical Center: 301 Wendover Ave. E., Greensboro
- Start date: 8/3
- End date: 9/3
- Every Friday, 1 to 4 p.m.
- Evangel Fellowship: 2207 E. Cone Blvd., Greensboro
- Start date: 9/10
- Every Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cone Health currently offers COVID-19 testing and vaccinations at five locations in Guilford, Alamance and Rockingham counties.
NC A&T State University: 200 N. Benbow Rd., Greensboro
CityGate Dream Center: 1423 N. Church St., Burlington
Mayco Bigelo Community Center: 849 Sharpe Rd., Burlington
Zion Baptist Church: 807 Piedmont St., Reidsville
Fountain of Youth Ministries: 306 W. Academy St., Madison
Vaccinations are also available for patients 18 and older at three Cone Health-affiliated primary care practices: Western Rockingham Family Medicine, Triad Internal Medicine Associates and Cone Health Family Medicine Center. Children 12 and older can get vaccinated at the following pediatric care practices: Tim and Carolynn Rice Center for Children, Premier Pediatrics of Eden, Reidsville Pediatrics and Piedmont Pediatrics in Greensboro. Cone Health will announce additional practices as demand increases.
Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms, has been directed by a physician, or has been in close proximity with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should be tested. To schedule a COVID-19 test, or to find more information, visit the Cone Health COVID-19 Testing website conehealth.com/testing.
All Cone Health advertising regarding testing and vaccination appointments will be updated to reflect this announcement.