Even though the ability to test for COVID-19 remains extremely important, Guilford County’s testing site at 501 E. Green Dr. in High Point is being shut down.
The test center will cease operations after Saturday, April 10.
Up until now, one focus of health officials has been to get as many testing sites up and running as possible – so the news that the test site in central High Point is shutting down comes as a surprise. The reason for the closure is that ETruenorth, which was working at East Green Drive under contract with the US Department of Health & Human Services no longer has a contract with the federal government to provide testing at the site.
According to a report from Guilford County “The US DHHS has elected not to extend its contract with ETruenorth for testing in North Carolina.”
No reason was given.
On Wednesday, April 7, County officials pointed out that there are still a good number of test sites in and near High Point. Testing is available at these locations. Some sites are giving free COVID-19 tests but some may charge you or your insurance:
- Express Test NC, 2025 College Road A, High Point
- AFC Urgent Care, 1231 Eastchester Dr, STE 120, High Point
- Bethany Medical, 302 Lindsay St., High Point
- CVS COVID-19 Test Site: 124 Montlieu Ave. High Point
- Piedmont Hall: 2409 West Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro
- FastMed Urgent Care, North Main, 2101 N. Main St. High Point,
- FastMed Urgent Care, Skeet Club: 1589 Skeet Club Road, Suite 155, High Point
- Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market: 4102 Precision Way High Point
To find additional testing locations in North Carolina, people can visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/testing/find- my-testing-place.