UPDATE: COVID at-home test giveaway reset in Berea

Set for Thursday, Feb. 10, canceled last week by weather

UPDATE POSTED 10 A.M. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9, 2022

BEREA, Ky. (WTVQ) – In addition to providing COVID-19 vaccinations, a partnership with the Madison County Health Department seeks to offer at-home COVID-19 test kits throughout the county.

Advanced Primary & Behavioral Health (APBH), the EKU School of Nursing, and the Madison County Health Department (MCHD) are joining efforts to distribute the test kits to the community in Berea on February 10 at the MCHD location at 1001 Ace Drive. Test kits will be available until supplies run out.  No appointment is needed.  Hours of operation are 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM.

This is a second event of the partnership for distribution of at-home COVID-19 test kits. The winter storm caused the original date for the Berea event to be cancelled.

There is no obligation to receive a vaccination to obtain an at-home COVID-19 test kit. Limits are set to one test kit (two total tests) per person.  Note: this update is due to the high demand for the test kits. The supply of test kits on February 1st  was depleted in less than one hour. The updated limit aims to provide more households with a test kit. The same amount of test kits will be distributed at both events.

Free at-home kits can also be ordered from the federal government online: https://www.covidtests.gov/.

Advanced Primary & Behavioral Health was formerly the office of Dr. John P. Gillespie MD. Heather McClure, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC purchased the practice July 2021. The practice was identified as a provider of the at-home tests.

In addition to COVID-19 vaccines, an array of free services will be available at the events: blood pressure checks, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, overdose prevention information and training, including free Narcan.

Future clinics will be announced when scheduled.

Contact the Madison County Health Department at (859) 623-7312 for more information or visit www.madisoncountyhealthdept.org.

UPDATE POSTED 4 P.M. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2, 2022

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Madison County Health Department (MCHD) has cancelled the Walk-in Vaccination Clinic & COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution event at 1001 Ace Drive in Berea, Ky. for Thursday, February 3, 2022 due to inclement weather.  Plans to reschedule the event to be announced at a later date.

UPDATE POSTED 11 A.M. TUESDAY, FEB. 1, 2022

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Madison County Health Department (MCHD) is out of at-home test kits for Tuesday.  However, COVID-19 vaccines and other free services are still available Tuesday at the health department at 214 Boggs Lane in Richmond until noon Tuesday and then again from 1 to 4 p.m.

MCHD plans to provide the announced walk-in clinic and test kit distribution at 1001 Ace Drive in Berea on February 3 as scheduled.

If any changes occur, announcements will be made via social media and traditional media as early as possible.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 2 P.M. JAN. 28, 2022

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Free at-home COVID-19 test kits will be available to the public, while supplies last, at two local COVID-19 vaccination events in Richmond and Berea.

Advanced Primary & Behavioral Health (APBH), the EKU School of Nursing, and the Madison County Health Department (MCHD) are joining efforts to distribute the test kits to the community at two walk-in vaccination clinics in Richmond on February 1, and in Berea on February 3. Test kits will be available until supplies run out.

There is no obligation to receive a vaccination to obtain an at-home COVID-19 test kit. Limits are set to two test kits (four total tests) per household.

“This was a natural partnership opportunity for the practice,” said APBH Clinic Manager Emily Agee.

Advanced Primary & Behavioral Health was formerly the office of Dr. John P. Gillespie MD. Heather McClure, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC purchased the practice July 2021. The practice was identified as a provider of the at-home tests.

“Madison County Health Department is happy to help provide the at-home tests to our community at our facilities,” said Madison County Public Health Director Nancy Crewe.

Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics and

At-home COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution

TUESDAY

February 1, 2022

THURSDAY

February 3, 2022

Madison County Health Department

214 Boggs Lane

RICHMOND, KY

Madison County Health Department

1001 Ace Drive

BEREA, KY

9:00 AM – Noon

and

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

9:00 AM – Noon

and

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

In addition to COVID-19 vaccines, an array of FREE services will be available at the events: blood pressure screenings, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, overdose prevention information and training, including Free Narcan.

Additional clinics will be announced when scheduled.

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