Covid testing site at former Kenosha fire station adds additional days, hours

Updated: 3:18 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2020

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Kenosha Fire Department will now be offering free COVID-19 testing on Wednesdays and Fridays through the end of the year beginning Friday, Nov. 20.

Anyone age 5 and above can be tested at vacant Fire Station #3 at 2121 Roosevelt Road. Testing hours are noon-6 p.m.

An appointment is strongly encouraged. You can schedule on by clicking here. Next, register in advance by clicking here

You will then receive an email. Bring this email printed or on your mobile device to the appointment.

Individuals tested should expect results via email within seven days or by calling the Wisconsin COVID-19 Results Hotline at 866-419-6988.

This newly-announced testing is in addition to testing offered by Modern Apothecary at the former fire station from 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 19.

For more information on testing in and around Kenosha County, click here

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Posted: 3:23 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2020

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) --- Modern Apothecary moved its Covid-19 testing site to the former Kenosha fire station on Roosevelt Road this week.

Officials say it is due to a new public-private partnership. 

Locally owned and independent pharmacy Modern Apothecary began offering free, drive-thru testing three days a week last month in the parking lot next to the Simmons Island Beach House in Kenosha. The testing is part of a pilot program through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. 

The move to the now-closed fire station facility, 2121 Roosevelt Road, will allow for testing personnel and equipment to come in from the cold during the winter months, according to officials. 

Testing will continue to occur outdoors, in the former employee parking lot east of the building. 

“We look forward to partnering with the Kenosha Fire Department and EMS to continue providing a much-needed service to the community,” said Dr. Erin Merritt, Modern Apothecary owner and pharmacist. “This new location provides a more hospitable testing environment. This is a testament to community partnership and the benefits that working together can provide for the health and safety of Kenosha.”

Testing hours at this site are Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made online here or by calling 262-997-9573. 

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