Coronavirus: 5 new testing sites to open today after Premier Health closes UD Arena site

Coronavirus: 5 new testing sites to open today after Premier Health closes UD Arena site
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DAYTON — Premier Health shut down the COVID-19 testing site at the University of Dayton Arena Friday, however five new testing locations will open in parts of the region today.

Premier will move the UD Arena testing site across the Great Miami River to the OnMain site, which is being redeveloped on the former location of the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

The OnMain testing site goes into operation Monday, Aug. 24, and will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Premier Health officials said. This drive-thru testing site will still require a physician’s order for a test, but does not require an appointment.

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Four other testing sites will open today, Aug. 24, and will be in operation seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. These sites require an appointment.

  • Atrium Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive in Middletown. This will be a drive-thru location near the Behavioral Health Unit canopy.
  • Upper Valley Medical Center, 3130 N. County Road 25A, Troy. Drive-thru testing site in the parking lot northeast of the former Dettmer Hospital site
  • Premier Health Urgent Care – Vandalia, 6700 Commerce Center Drive. Patients are asked to call on arrival and a staff member will meet them at the door.
  • Premier Health Urgent Care – Miamisburg, 8 Prestige Plaza Drive. Patients are asked to call on arrival and a staff member will meet them at the door.

The UD Arena testing site was tabbed by Premier Health officials as “one of the longest-running and successful testing sites in the nation.” Over 24,600 people were provided tests at the site since it opened March 17.