Clinic Again Mobilizes for Covid-19 Testing

December 02, 2020

In response to rising rates of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations in Michigan, SAY Detroit reopened its mobile testing center on the grounds adjacent to the SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic in Highland Park. While testing had been available inside the clinic since the spring, outdoor testing center provides a safe, drive-up or walk up option separate from regular clinic care.

The testing center is the result of a collaborative effort led by SAY Detroit and made possible with the experience and resources of Dr. Chad Audi (Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries), Dr. Richard Keidan (EVO Detroit / Detroit2Nepal Foundation), Tawana Nettles-Robinson (Trinity Health, which manages the SAY Clinic), and Michigan Healthcare Professionals. Vibra Health Lab in Troy is overseeing the lab work.

How to get tested at the SAY Detroit Covid-19 Mobile Test Center

The SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic is located at 211 Glendale Ave, Highland Park, MI. Click here for map and directions.

The testing site is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9AM to 1PM through December 17th.

How do I qualify for a test?

Testing is available for children and adults aged 5 and over who display symptoms. Clinic staff will screen patients upon arrival to determine if testing is appropriate.

How do I prepare for a test?

Identification / Contact Information

Please bring with you a state ID or city of Detroit ID. Please bring your mobile phone or have a telephone number to provide to staff if you do not have your own so you can be contacted with results or other necessary follow up.

Personal Protective Wear

To help protect yourself and medical personnel, please arrive wearing a mask or other face covering such as a scarf or bandana covering your mouth and nose. If you access the testing in a vehicle, ALL occupants must be wearing a mask as well. If you do not arrive wearing a mask, a handmade mask from volunteers at the Hospital Mask Task Force! may be supplied to you.

When You Arrive

Waiting Areas

Waiting areas before and after testing procedure are designated by signs and bright orange cones. When you arrive by vehicle, please stay in your car with windows rolled up until you are directed to drive up and roll down windows by staff. If you approach on foot, please follow instructions provided by signs and staff regarding safe social distancing.  

Testing Procedure

Before you receive a nasal swab test, you will be screened by staff who will take your temperature, measure your blood oxygen level, and discuss your symptoms. The procedure takes approximately 10 minutes to complete in full.

When do I get my results?

Results are available within 2 – 14 days. You will receive your results by telephone at the number you provided at the time of testing.

Please note we are not providing return to work letters at this time.