Free COVID-19 Testing Available As Of Sept. 9 In Niles

Sep 8, 2020

The Michigan National Guard Task Force 182 was in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula performing tests for the coronavirus, including the town of Kingsford, on July 24, 2020.
Credit (PHOTO BY MICHIGAN NATIONAL GUARD STAFF SGT. TEGAN KUCERA)

The Michigan Department of the Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is offering free COVID-19 testing in Niles starting on Wed., Sept. 9. 

 

Here is information on the location: 

  • Hope Community Church, 2390 Lake Street, Niles. Open Wednesday, Sept. 9. Hours: Mondays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursdays 12 – 7 p.m.

Testing is free and locations were chosen in part to help address racial and ethnic disparities that had existed prior to the pandemic and were exacerbated by the virus. Language translation is being provided at all sites, as well as assistance for the deaf and hard of hearing. 

Additional sites are slated in Benton Harbor in the coming weeks.

Testing sites are offering saliva tests, which are less invasive than nasal swabs and may make the testing process more tolerable for some people. 

Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made either by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 888-535-6136 and selecting “1” or online. Walk-ins will be taken as space allows, but pre-registration is strongly advised. Online registration is available at Michigan.gov/CoronavirusTest through Solv.

Test results can be obtained via phone, email or by logging into the results portal.