The Chesterfield-based hospital opened a testing site on Wednesday, March 25 on the parking lot between the Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Desloge Jr. Outpatient Center, Building B and St. Luke’s Resource Center which is located directly west across Hwy. 141 from the hospital’s main campus.
Like Mercy, St. Luke’s is following the testing criteria provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Individuals who are experiencing symptoms consistent with novel coronavirus – fever, cough and shortness of breath – and have a written order for COVID-19 testing from a St. Luke’s medical staff provider are eligible for testing.
Once an individual receives a physician’s order, they should call the St. Luke’s COVID-19 scheduling line at (314) 966-9107 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through to schedule an appointment. They can also schedule an appointment online through InQuicker at stlukes-stl.com. Patients must schedule an appointment before visiting the testing site.
The health screening and evaluation will be performed while the patient remains in their vehicle. The testing site will remain open on weekdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Individuals who utilize the drive-through testing site are advised to follow the instructions given by their healthcare provider and self-quarantine while they await their results. Test results will be available to the patient within five to seven business days.
Following a similar protocol, patients visiting the Mercy Test Collection Site, located at the health system’s Virtual Care Center, 15740 S. Outer Forty Road in Chesterfield, must have an appointment.
The Mercy Test Collection Site is exclusively for patients who have a fever of at least 100.4 degrees and respiratory symptoms including cough or shortness of breath and either travel to a high risk area or contact with a known patient. Anyone seeking a test must call Mercy’s COVID-19 Clinical Support Line at (314) 251-0500 before arriving.