Saturday Drive-thru for COVID-19 Testing
LAWTON, OKLA. – With the omicron variant spreading in southwest Oklahoma, and while it remains somewhat of a challenge to get a COVID-19 test, the Comanche County Health Department will again open a drive-thru testing site on Saturday, January 8 in Lawton.
The drive-thru will run from 10 am to 3 pm at the Comanche County Fairgrounds, 920 SW Sheridan Road. Drivers will need to use the entrance on ‘G’ Avenue and proceed to the EXPO Building.
There is no out-of-pocket expense for the test, but people should bring their insurance card if they have it.
The COVID test is for people who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to the virus in the past five days. The testing site is not recommended for those seeking testing results for employment requirements, travel or medical procedures.
Those attending the COVID testing are encouraged to pre-register online before arriving to help keep the line moving. Go to: osdh.immytech.com. Select ‘Great Plains Coliseum’ at the collection site.
This drive-thru is the third one for the county health department this week. A fourth drive-thru is scheduled for next Saturday, January 15.
Other services to include flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines/boosters will also be available to those who request them at the drive-thru.
The Comanche County Health Department will have additional extended hours at its facility, 1010 SW Sheridan Road, for those who need a COVID-19 vaccination or test on Monday, January 10 from 8 am to 6 pm.