MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — University Hospitals will not conduct coronavirus testing at its drive-thru location on Friday due to "inclement weather" in the forecast, officials have confirmed.
While temperatures tomorrow are expected to get into the high 60s, our 3News weather team is predicting rain and possible thunderstorms. UH says the testing site at the Landerbrook Health Center in Mayfield Heights will reopen on Saturday for its normal hours, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
The drive-thru testing has been a joint-effort with the Cleveland Clinic, with UH patients coming to Landerbrook and Clinic patients asked to go to the W.O. Walker Center on Euclid Avenue. Patients must have a doctor's order to get tested at either site, and at this time the Clinic is reserving its test for patients who are either over the age of 60 or at "high-risk" if they contract the virus.
UH has also updated its policies, and while people of all ages are still being accepted, the hospital says it is trying to prioritize patients who are 65 and older, patients who have pre-existing medical conditions that could put them at higher risk, or patients that are symptomatic and have tested negative for other viruses. Officials say the Landerbrook site can test more that 500 people daily.
3News is reaching out to Cleveland Clinic to check on the status of the Walker location on Friday.
3NEWS INVESTIGATES: Price gouging legal in Ohio; AG Yost working to change that