OSU Medicine To Launch Online Scheduling Site For COVID-19 Testing

Friday, July 24th 2020, 6:16 pm
By: Sawyer Buccy

TULSA, Okla. -

Starting Monday, you will be able to schedule a COVID-19 drive-thru test with OSU Center for Health Sciences, without picking up your phone.

They are launching a web page and improving their call center to meet the growing number of people wanting to get tested. 

The system has been set up where people can get on the phone with the call center, set up a appointment and then show up to the drive-thru to be tested. That system worked at the beginning of the pandemic but the demand for testing has gone up.

"Back in early June, we were only getting about 70 calls a day to our call center, something very manageable. Right around mid-June, we started getting about 1,200 calls a day," said Barrett Hunter with OSU-CHS. 

Starting Monday, getting into the drive-thru line will be possible without having to make a phone call. You can book your appointment online and then show up for your test.

Employees said you will get your results within 24-48 hours because they have their own lab.

"A lot of people tell us they really appreciate the hard work from our testing site. Those nurses who go out there in 100-degree weather, wearing multiple layers of protective equipment, never complain. They just go out there and do their jobs every day and they do it with grace," said Hunter. 

"I think when we all stepped into healthcare, we knew this is our job we take care of people- a heart of compassion, that is what you do. It is just our job; this is what we do," said Mosley. 

OSU Center for Health Sciences only tests with a throat swab now, not the nose swab. 

You can find a link to the website here.