KMBC: Saint Luke's expands drive-thru test sites to first responders
Saint Luke’s Health System is pleased to announce that it is expanding drive-through testing of COVID-19 to all first responders within the region who meet testing criteria.
First responders include police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs, all of whom are at high risk of exposure to COVID-19 as they carry out the regular duties of their jobs.
“When you think of essential personnel, first responders are certainly at the top of that list,” said Marc Larsen, MD, Saint Luke’s Incident Command Operations Chief. “It’s critical right now that we all do our part to get through this together. By serving the community in our way—by providing these tests—we’re helping our first responders get back to serving the community in their way. And that’s good news for our community overall.”
First responders who meet the criteria listed above should work directly with their human resources departments to obtain a referral for a drive-through test at any of the three Saint Luke’s locations in the metro. A referral form, badge, and personal identification will be required at the testing site.